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The U.S. of Agriculture (Episode #213H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 -- 11:02 PM

From the founding farmers to the modern farm bill, what has 200 years of progress brought to the table? More food at lower prices for sure, but also food fights over the environment, hunger, nutrition and waste. In this episode, politicians, policy watchdogs and food experts take a tour through the history of food and agriculture in America. There's an entry point for everyone in the conversation about how we feed ourselves.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 -- 5:02 AM

Wild Food, I Think I Love You (Episode #212H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

Once upon a time, wild food was all there was. If you didn't pick it, catch it or kill it, you didn't eat. That's all changed, of course, but what have we lost in our move from the wilderness that once supported us? And what could we gain by rediscovering foraging as a source of food? Head deep into America's backwoods, joining mushroom pickers on Washington's Olympic peninsula, charitable deer hunters in North Carolina and roadkill eaters in West Virginia.

Food on the Brain (Episode #211H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 5:01 AM

Explore the disconnect between the belly and the brain and America's national eating disorder. A journey to Cornell's Food and Brand Lab unveils the psychology of consumer habits and introduces viewers to simple tips and tricks for a healthier diet; and researchers in Boulder, Colorado, are mapping the human microbiome with amazing results.

Wild Food, I Think I Love You (Episode #212H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

Once upon a time, wild food was all there was. If you didn't pick it, catch it or kill it, you didn't eat. That's all changed, of course, but what have we lost in our move from the wilderness that once supported us? And what could we gain by rediscovering foraging as a source of food? Head deep into America's backwoods, joining mushroom pickers on Washington's Olympic peninsula, charitable deer hunters in North Carolina and roadkill eaters in West Virginia.

Food on the Brain (Episode #211H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 -- 11:01 PM

Explore the disconnect between the belly and the brain and America's national eating disorder. A journey to Cornell's Food and Brand Lab unveils the psychology of consumer habits and introduces viewers to simple tips and tricks for a healthier diet; and researchers in Boulder, Colorado, are mapping the human microbiome with amazing results.

Make Food, Not Waste (Episode #210H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

Americans throw away 34 million tons of food each year. That's like tossing a quarter of the groceries we buy directly into the trash. But where some see garbage, others find green gold. Explore the secret life of food scraps, landfills and the people who love them. San Francisco is leading the charge in composting municipal food waste, a food bank is rescuing confiscated food from the Arizona/Mexico border patrol and a Brooklyn bucket lady collects food scraps kitchen by kitchen.

Quest for Water (Episode #209H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 5:02 AM

How can agriculture use less water and still grow enough food for everyone? Are we finally emerging from the water wars of the west that pitted Native American tribes and environmentalists against farmers and ranchers? FF dives into solutions that some water users are discovering to protect this most precious resource in the face of drought, politics and environmental conflicts.

Make Food, Not Waste (Episode #210H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

Americans throw away 34 million tons of food each year. That's like tossing a quarter of the groceries we buy directly into the trash. But where some see garbage, others find green gold. Explore the secret life of food scraps, landfills and the people who love them. San Francisco is leading the charge in composting municipal food waste, a food bank is rescuing confiscated food from the Arizona/Mexico border patrol and a Brooklyn bucket lady collects food scraps kitchen by kitchen.

Quest for Water (Episode #209H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 11:02 PM

How can agriculture use less water and still grow enough food for everyone? Are we finally emerging from the water wars of the west that pitted Native American tribes and environmentalists against farmers and ranchers? FF dives into solutions that some water users are discovering to protect this most precious resource in the face of drought, politics and environmental conflicts.

Food (Justice) for All (Episode #208H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

All across the country, the ways and means of America's small farmers are evolving. Young Hispanic farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley are moving up the economic ladder, training to become tomorrow's organic farm owners. In Houston, Congolese refugees are creating communities around vacant urban lots. And in nearby Dallas, a struggling college commits an unthinkable act of football heresy, plowing their gridiron into a garden and transforming a social need into a delicious educational opportunity.

The Future of Food (Episode #207H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

A new breed of passionate farmers, chefs and hackers is revamping the American food system. Combining people's passions and technological ingenuity, this episode explores a host of solutions, including tech savvy growers flying crop-monitoring drones and one of the nation's most prestigious culinary schools, which is helping one veteran find a new calling.

Food (Justice) for All (Episode #208H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

All across the country, the ways and means of America's small farmers are evolving. Young Hispanic farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley are moving up the economic ladder, training to become tomorrow's organic farm owners. In Houston, Congolese refugees are creating communities around vacant urban lots. And in nearby Dallas, a struggling college commits an unthinkable act of football heresy, plowing their gridiron into a garden and transforming a social need into a delicious educational opportunity.

The Future of Food (Episode #207H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

A new breed of passionate farmers, chefs and hackers is revamping the American food system. Combining people's passions and technological ingenuity, this episode explores a host of solutions, including tech savvy growers flying crop-monitoring drones and one of the nation's most prestigious culinary schools, which is helping one veteran find a new calling.

School Lunch Revival (Episode #206H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

All public school kids have access to free or reduced price lunch, but affordability doesn't necessarily mean it's good for them. Detroit's renegade lunch lady is not only serving kids healthy food, she has them growing it, too. Houston schools are joining a national movement with "seed to plate" classroom cooking, and in North Carolina, a new generation of service members is connecting farmers and schools.

Modern Milk (Episode #205H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

American dairy is undergoing a renaissance. A cottage industry of dairy farmers, cheese makers and creameries is creating delicious alternatives to industrial milk. In this episode, meet West Coast raw milk revolutionaries, Vermont cheese entrepreneurs making serious cheddar, and ice cream innovators in San Francisco and New York City.

School Lunch Revival (Episode #206H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

All public school kids have access to free or reduced price lunch, but affordability doesn't necessarily mean it's good for them. Detroit's renegade lunch lady is not only serving kids healthy food, she has them growing it, too. Houston schools are joining a national movement with "seed to plate" classroom cooking, and in North Carolina, a new generation of service members is connecting farmers and schools.

Modern Milk (Episode #205H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

American dairy is undergoing a renaissance. A cottage industry of dairy farmers, cheese makers and creameries is creating delicious alternatives to industrial milk. In this episode, meet West Coast raw milk revolutionaries, Vermont cheese entrepreneurs making serious cheddar, and ice cream innovators in San Francisco and New York City.

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