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First Aired - 04/19/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks is joined by wealth of guests to discuss the issue of hydraulic fracturing, better known as hydrofracking. Erin talks with Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez and Alissa Westervelt of Chefs for the Marcellus, a group of New York City chefs and food purveyors raising awareness about the harmful health effects of fracking. Joining via the phone lines is Greg Swartz of Willow Wisp Farm, talking about how hydrofracking circumvents the Clean Water Act via exceptions granted by the Bush-Cheney administration. Also calling in is Luce Guanzini of Highwood Farm. She discusses the "No Surface Rights" lease that prevents gas companies from entering private properties. How do these technologies impact our food systems? This episode has been brought to by Hearst Ranch.

"It [fracking] directly impacts our watershed. You can't do anything without water, namely grow food. It doesn't relegate itself to farm-to-table...but it really affects everything - industrial food and fast food." --Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez on The Farm Report

"If hydrofracking safe, why do they need an exemption from basic environmental legislation?" --Greg Swartz on The Farm Report


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First Aired - 03/01/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks talks with Anthony Butler of St. John's Bread and Life, an emergency food provider based out of Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. Tune in to hear Erin and Anthony discuss the importance of local and healthy food providers for poor and hungry populations, the problems with the food stamp program in New York City, and food education in the Bed Stuy community. Also, Anthony tells about how to work with donated food, whether it's squash or lobster. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

"Probably the best and most robust group that is able to respond to the issues of hunger is the food community, particularly in Brooklyn. We're dramatically increasing our procurement from purveyors of New York State products, both farmers and value -added purveyors."

"If you receive food stamps as an individual, you have to live on four dollars and fifty cents a day. It grows for a family, it's about twelve dollars a day. It's a significant problem. There's been a 25% increase in the number of folks with four-year degrees who are [finding] themselves in food pantries and soup kitchens."

-- Anthony Butler on The Farm Report


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First Aired - 03/28/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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We are we disconnected to our food? Patrick Martins hosts a discussion with Peter Hoffman, Damien Sansonetti & Shanna Pacifico. Mike Edison & Keith Elliot Greenberg preview Wrestlemania 26 on the second half.
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