Food Sleuth Radio

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food sleuth radioJoin Melinda Hemmelgarn, a registered dietitian and investigative nutritionist, for 28-minute, weekly interviews with experts in food, health and agriculture.

From physicians to film makers, writers, farmers, scientists and chefs, Food Sleuth Radio navigates our complicated food system.

You’ll discover how farm and food policies impact our environment and public health, and learn the secrets to eating well.

Provocative, practical and personal, Food Sleuth Radio helps us think beyond our plates to find “food truth.”


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Food Sleuth Radio: Food Sleuth Radio, Steve Smith Interview

Sunday 9th December 2018

Did you know that use of the herbicide dicamba on genetically modified (GMO) soy and cotton crops threatens health-promoting fruit, vegetable and tree crops? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Steve Smith, Director of Agriculture for Red Gold Tomatoes, and Chairman of the Save our Crops Coalition. Smith describes the risks of using Dicamba, why farmers think they have to use it, and the tragedies of crop and tree loss, as well as divided rural communities. In 2018, EPA extended the registration for two years for over-the-top use (i.e. use on growing plants) of dicamba to control weeds in fields of cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. However, tax-payer funded state departments of agriculture cannot keep up with calls reporting herbicide drift damage. And farmers struggle to receive compensation from crop loss.Related website:...