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Published July 28th, 2014

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Corn is America’s number one crop. But did you know it comes in colors other than yellow?

By Elizabeth Saxe

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Coach Mark Smallwood & Barnraiser: It's an earthy episode of Sharp & Hot as host Emily Peterson is joined by Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute and Eileen Chiarello of Barnraiser. First - Emily chats with Mark about Rodale Institute's mission to achieve global human health and the agricultural challenges we face in 2014. Later, she checks in with Eileen who elaborates on Barnraiser, an online community for the millions of people who want sustainable food and farming to become the standard. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market

"Our ultimate goal is global human health. When we've accomplished that goal, we'll move on. Right now - that's where we focus. It always starts with the soil and we're always delving into food issues, but human health is paramount." [06:00]

--Coach Mark Smallwood on The Food Seen

"We're interested in the idea that we're all in this together. From a little initiative to a big one, hundreds of thousands of people need to have the opportunity to get up to bat in this world in sustainable food and farming...thousands of good ideas will be born of that." [22:00]

--Eileen Chiarello on The Food Seen


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Mary Gunderson chronicles the journey and food of the Lewis & Clark expedition in her book, The Food Journal of the Lewis & Clark: Recipes for an Expedition. This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio is talking with Mary about the trials and troubles of the Lewis & Clark exploration, and how they ate along the way. Hear how the explorers reacted to seeing buffalo, and how they prepared and preserved buffalo meat. What fruits and greens were available to Lewis & Clark? Learn about the provisions that the explorers brought with them, and why modern American cuisine owes a lot to this one, special trip. Are Lewis & Clark responsible for instant soup? Check out Mary's website, History Cooks, for more information on American expedition and food! This program has been sponsored by Bi-Rite Market.

"Food was survival, and it wasn't always delicious." [22:45]

-- Mary Gunderson on A Taste of the Past


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