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Food production, consumption, and waste takes up much more water than you’d think. A look at the interconnectedness of our food, water, and energy systems...and what’s being done to cut back on wasted H20.

by Talia Ralph

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Water management is a serious issue - one that affects almost everything in the world of agriculture. How can you insure your crops against drought as a farmer? What happens when the rain won't fall? What are some new irrigation technologies that are helping keep crops healthy? Today's episode of What Doesn't Kill You is all about water - as host Katy Keiffer is joined by Claire O'Connor, the Agricultural Water Policy Analyst in the NRDC Santa Monica Office. She focuses on designing and implementing solutions to water challenges that are good for both farmers and people who eat the food that farmers grow. Tune in and wrap your head around some serious water issues on What Doesn't Kill You. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

"The best insurance policy farmers have is their soil. Healthy soil can hold more water and absorb more water. That's where we need to be encouraging farmers to look at how they're managing their risk." [08:00]

"Unless we get serious about managing our water - it could be a big problem not only for farmers but all of us who like fruits and vegetables in this country." [21:00]

--Claire O'Connor on What Doesn't Kill You

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This week on A Taste of the Past, Andrew F. Smith once again joins Linda Pelaccio in the studio! Andy teaches food history at the New School in New York City, and is the author and editor of numerous books on culinary history. On this episode, Andy talks about his newest book called Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages. Hear about water quality during the Colonial period, and how it led to the proliferation of alcoholic beverages. Why did beer not succeed initially in the New World? Learn about the gendered considerations of specific drinks, like tea and alcohol. Listen in to find out some surprising facts about Prohibition, and how the movement directly related to the outcome of World War I. This program has been sponsored by 360 Cookware.

"Food is even more important than food. You can go for weeks without food, but you need to take in water every couple of days." [5:40]

"People think that we drink a lot of alcohol now, but we don't drink as much as if it were earlier times." [10:30]

"New Yorkers never believe Prohibition was for them. The upper classes drank from the beginning to the end." [29:40]

-- Andrew F. Smith on A Taste of the Past


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