Listen and Learn
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Lectures and panel discussions
March 20, 2012 ~ Under Cover at Walmart
Swanton Berry Farm's Sandy Brown interviews author Tracie McMillan about her book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table.
Download (mp3) (1 hour and 23 minutes)
October 29, 2009 ~ In Search of a Righteous Porkchop
This was a panel discussion of moderate consumption of meat from animals raised humanely and sustainably on family farms. Panelists: Nicolette Hahn Niman, attorney, rancher, and author of Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms; David Evans, fourth generation rancher and owner of Marin Sun Farms; and Aaron French, chef at the Sunny Side Café, ecologist, and writer. Moderated by Elanor Starmer, researcher and policy analyst for the national consumer advocacy organization Food and Water Watch
Download (mp3) (1 hour and 12 minutes)
September 10, 2009 ~ The Fruits of Their Labor
Hear a frank conversation between four experts on Farmworker's rights: Sandy Brown, co-owner of Swanton Berry Farm, Alida Cantor of California Institute for Rural Studies, Alegría De La Cruz, staff attorney for Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment, and Maisie Greenawalt of Bon Appétit Management Company.
Download (mp3) (around 90 minutes)
March 31, 2008 ~ Climate-Friendly Eating
Global climate change is now inescapable, but the good news is that you can lessen your climate impact by eating well. Come learn about which foods have the biggest carbon footprint and how you can make cooler food choices. Panelists: Helene York, Director of Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation and Project Director of the company’s Low Carbon Diet program Gail Feenstra, Food Systems Analyst at the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and member of the the UC Davis/Bon Appétit Low Carbon Diet Project team; Laura Stec, chef and author of the forthcoming book Cool Cuisine: Taking The Bite Out of Global Warning; Moderator: Bonnie Powell, Cofounder of the Ethicurean food-politics blog and deputy editor of Edible San Francisco.
February 28, 2008 ~ Agriculture in a Warmer World
What will happen to local farms as the effects of climate change become more pronounced, and what will it mean for Bay Area consumers? How will climate change impact food supply, food distribution, and food security around the world? Two researchers present their perspectives on these questions. Dr. W. Michael Hanemann is the Director of the California Climate Change Center at UC Berkeley and Chancellor’s Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, and Dr. David Lobell is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Program on Food Security and the Environment.
January 7, 2008 ~ Is it Safe to Eat?
E. coli, GMOs, pesticides…every week, it seems, news arrives of another potential danger in our food supply. When the very thing that is meant to nourish us may also do us harm, how can consumers be conscious without becoming paranoid? A panel of food safety experts describe strategies for making our food safer and discuss the forces that are keeping the status quo in place. Learn about the latest advocacy efforts, proposed legislation, and legal actions these groups are taking to ensure that our basic human needs are met without compromising our health. Find out how your food choices can make a difference. Panelists: C. Noelle Ferdon, Senior Organizer, Food and Water Watch; Kevin Zelig Golden, Staff Attorney, Center for Food Safety; and Elisa Odabashian, Director of the West Coast Office, Consumers Union.
Meet the Producer interviews and talks
April 26, 2008
CUESA staff member Julie Cummins interviews three sellers about their waste-wise practices to celebrate the launch of our Waste Wise Farmers' Market initiative
Sebastian Bariani of Bariani Olive Oil (10 minutes)
Todd Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen Company (16 minutes)
Benoit de Korsak of Saint Benoit Yogurt (14 minutes)
April 19, 2008
CUESA volunteer Earl Shaddix interviews Brandon Ross of Ella Bella Farm
Download (mp3) (28 minutes)
April 12, 2008
CUESA staff member Sarah Henkin interviews Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm
Download (mp3) (13 minutes)
April 5, 2008
CUESA volunteer Delphine Lai interviews Warren Weber of Star Route Farms
Download (mp3) (34 minutes)
March 22, 2008
CUESA staff member Julie Cummins interviews Stan Keena of Petaluma Farms
Download (mp3) (26 minutes)
March 15, 2008
CUESA staff member Maggie Gosselin interviews Jesse Kuhn of Marin Roots Farm
Download (mp3) (7 minutes - accidentally cut short)
March 1, 2008
Esther Pruitt of Hare Hollow talks about her vinegar- and oil-making operation.
Download (mp3) (5 minutes)
February 23, 2008
Helene Marshall of Marshall's Farm Natural Honey talks about her apiary.
February 9, 2008
David Little of Little Organic Farm and Eric Tucker of Millennium Restaurant speak about their relationship as farmer and chef. Facilitated by CUESA staff member Sarah Henkin.
February 2, 2008
CUESA staff member Julie Cummins interviews Yuk Hamada of Hamada Farms