Sound Bites: Future Harvest: Farming For Profit & Stewardship Conference | GMOs & Cheerios | Maureen Ogle’s “In Meat We Trust”

General Mills' CheeriosJanuary 14, 2014 – Segment 4

In the newest edition of Sound Bites, we get a sneak preview of the 15th Annual Farming for Profit and Stewardship Conference hosted by Future Harvest CASA, which will be held this weekend. Our guests will include: Amanda Behrens, Future Harvest CASA board member and Project Manager with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Food Mapping project; Denzel Mitchell, Founder of Five Seeds Farm & Apiary in Baltimore County; and Errol Mattox, who will be serving as a panelist on the conference’s “Founding Farmers” panel.

Then, we turn to GMOs with Nathanael Johnson, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley and writes about food for the online publication GristAmong other topics, Johnson discusses General Mills’ decision to stop using GMOs in Cheerios.

We close out the show looking at the longstanding relationship of Americans and meat, with Dr. Maureen Ogle, historian and author of In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America.