Podcast with guest host Michelle Ray
Episode 16 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about protecting local foods. During this episode, our guest host, Michelle Ray, speaks with traditional foods teaching chef, Monica Corrado; Farmageddon filmmaker, Kristin Canty; and FTCLDF President, Pete Kennedy, Esq.
Learn what the guests have to say about:
- How FTCLDF helps local food communities, including chefs, farmers, and consumers
- Why chefs like Monica support FTCLDF’s work
- Why Kristin made the FTCLDF-inspired film, Farmageddon
- How FTCLDF helps make the regulatory climate as favorable as possible for local food
- Legislative updates in Virginia, Michigan, and Illinois
Listen to the podcast for these and much more!
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and not those of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
Together we stand, divided we fail.
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is doing what individuals can’t do or finance alone, like:
- Paying for expensive litigation to save small farms and their communities
- Having attorneys answer “farmer 911” phone calls in the wee hours of the morning
- Suing the FDA and USDA over unfair small farm regulations
You’ll hear from the following:
Monica Corrado, MA, CNC is a teaching chef and holistic Certified Nutritional Consultant, a dynamic teacher, speaker, consultant, and author, who lives to share the tools, knowledge and inspiration to cook nourishing, traditional food. Her website is simplybeingwell.com. Check out Monica’s family’s favorite recipe, Oxtail Soup.
Monica tells us how FTCLDF helps local food communities, including chefs such as herself, farmers, and consumers and how she has fundraised for FTCLDF.
Kristin Canty is a documentary filmmaker, farm owner, restaurateur, and passionate advocate for small farms and traditional food. Her interest in real food grows from the dramatic healing impact dietary changes made for her son. Switching her son to a real food diet cured her son’s allergies and asthma completely.
Kristin Canty talks about the making of her documentary on farm raids, Farmageddon, and more.
Pete Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and serves as the president of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and vice president of the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation. Prior to and since the founding of these organizations, Pete has worked on raw dairy issues in various states as well as other food distribution aspects including extensive reviews of legislation, particularly food safety and raw milk bills. He also provides instruction on the legal aspects for Cow-Share College & Goat-Share University.
Pete tells us about the latest legislature updates, including the groundbreaking On-Farm Activities Bill in Virginia, the Swine Invasive Species Order in Michigan, and a shell bill in Illinois and how FTCLDF helps make the regulatory climate as favorable as possible for local food.
How to Survive a Farm Raid by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Judge Strikes Down Michigan Swine ISO by Pete Kennedy
Questions or comments about this episode of the Food Rights Hour Podcast? Please email FoodRightsHour@FarmtoConsumer.org, and we will be glad to respond to you via email or even on a future podcast.