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Sound Bites: Abusing The Chickens We Eat? | Bryant Terry’s ‘Afro-Vegan’

Abusing the chickens we eatDecember 16, 2014 – Segment 3

For the latest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin the hour with a look at an op-ed piece by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof two weeks ago, “Abusing Chickens We Eat.” Kristof documents conditions on a Perdue Farms-contracted chicken farm in North Carolina. Joining us to comment on the column will be: Carole Morrison, chicken farmer, Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City; Lee Richardson, Eastern Shore poultry, soy and corn farmer; and Rachel Dreskin, US Food Business Manager for Compassion in World Farming.

Then, listen in to a special Sound Bites archive edition as we talk with chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry about his book Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed. Bryant, who lives in Oakland, CA, is the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created, and has also authored four books, including the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen andGrub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, which he co-authored with Anna Lappe.

Sound Bites: Poultry Fair Share Act | Saving Bees | All About Fermentation

Bees and insecticidesDecember 3, 2013 – Segment 4

On Sound Bites, we discuss the Poultry Fair Share Act, which proposes that large agribusinesses such as Perdue and Tyson be charged a fee per head for chickens grown on the farms contracted with them, to invest in the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Our guests will include: Representative Michael McDermott, Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 38B; and Scott Edwards, Co-Director of Food and Water Watch‘s Food and Water Justice Project.

Then, we return to the topic of bees and pesticides, in light of today’s New York Times full-page ad advocating for passing of the “Saving America’s Pollinators Act.” Our guest will be Jay Feldman, Executive Director and co-Founder of Beyond Pesticides.

We close Sound Bites with Sandor Ellix Katz, a fermentation revivalist and author of Wild Fermentation, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, and The Art of Fermentation. Katz will talk about the history and benefits of fermentation, and share a fermented recipe with us!


Sound Bites: Poultry Farmers | Chicken Waste As Alternative Energy Source?

Steve Martinez of Pluma Feliz FarmsAugust 20, 2013 – Hour 2

On the newest edition of Sound Bites, we’re talking chickens! A diverse group of poultry farmers speak candidly about their work. Guests include: Carole Morrison of Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pokomoke City; Ted Wycall, third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury, MD; and Steve Martinez of Pluma Feliz Farms in Baltimore County.

Then we close the show with Tom Horton, professor of Practice in Environmental Studies at Salisbury University and former Baltimore Sun environmental reporter, and Michele Merkel, co-Director of the Food and Water Justice Project at Food & Water Watch, who will talk about a plan for which Maryland Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler has recently expressed public support: burning chicken litter as an alternative source of energy.