Sound Bites: Food Industry Consolidation, Transition to Organic Grain, and Healthy Soul Food

Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens, Lakeview Organic Grains - Photo by Valery Rizzo

February 28, 2013 – Hour 1

On our newest episode of Sound Bites, we continue our conversation with Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch and author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America. Wenonah shares her perspective on how consolidation of food and agricultural companies has affected both conventional and organic farming.

Next we talk with Mary-Howell Martens, who runs one of the oldest and largest organic grain farms in New York with her husband Klaas – Lakeview Organic Grain – for a conversation on how farmers transition from conventional to organic farming. Then, Carissa Lovelace and Sophia Maravell update us on the latest news from Brickyard Educational Farm.

We close out the first hour with a seasonal recipe by Mookie Hicks, the chef/owner of Nouvo Soul Catering, who also shares his insight on how to make healthier soul food.