May, 2012

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Bryant Terry-The Inspired Vegan - May 01,2012

Whether you are a vegan or just simply love good food, Bryant Terry is the ultimate chef to learn from when it comes to eating well and being a conscious consumer. Regardless of the fact that he is an award-winning chef and food justice activist, his creativity and inspiration make even the take out gurus want to explore the possibilities that exist in their kitchen. His passion stems from childhood, growing up in Memphis, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare and appreciate good food. Bryant completed the chef’s training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in NYC. He has an MA in American History from NYU and a BA in English from Xavier University in Louisiana. From 2008-2010, Bryant was a fellow of the Food and Society Policy Fellows Program. For over a decade, Bryant has worked to build a more just and sustainable food system, and cooking has been an important tool for illuminating the intersections of poverty, structural racism and food insecurity. He uses the pleasures of the table to shift people’s attitudes, habits and politics in an effort to ensure that everyone in this country of abundance has access to healthful food.

Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Bryant Terry to discuss his latest cookbook, The Inspired Vegan!

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Mike Stafford -Are There Moral & Ethical Issues Defending The Environment? - May 02,2012

When you think about the world we live in, it almost seems surreal. Considering the myriad of issues with our health, environment and relationships with other living beings, our modern society resembles something that could be found in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Whether it is the fight to label GMO’s on our food, the quick fix in a pill to relieve us of everything from depression to potential pregnancy, to the lack of respect for our own environment for the sake of increased market share, we do have, as human beings, the moral and ethical issues to consider. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest Mike Stafford. Michael Stafford is a nationally syndicated political columnist through Cagle Cartoons. His writing has been featured on numerous blogs including FrumForum, Coffee Party USA, The Cagle Post, and TommyWonk, as well as in The Dialog (the newspaper for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware). He is also a regular contributor to Town Square Delaware. Politically, Mr. Stafford formerly served on both the Delaware State Republican Committee and on the New Castle County Republican Committee. He remains active in politics as the Delaware Coordinator for Republicans for Environmental Protection. Mr. Stafford earned his Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law and practices law in Wilmington, Delaware. Stay Tuned!

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Dr. Marc E. Agronin, MD: How We Age- A Doctor’s Journey Into The Heart Of Growing Old - May 03,2012

How We Age A Doctor’s Journey Into The Heart Of Growing Old explores a subject which not many people are comfortable talking about…getting old! While some people fear getting older, Dr. Agronin discusses the views of people who embrace getting older. Aging is not necessarily the final phase of our live but is also a period of vitality, freedom and liberation for many. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest Dr. Marc Agronin. Marc E. Agronin, MD is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist who has served since 1999 as the Medical Director for Mental Health and Clinical Research at the Miami Jewish Health Systems, Florida’s largest long-term care institution. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard with a degree in psychology and philosophy summa cum laude, and received his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Agronin trained in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and later completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Agronin is a nationally recognized expert in psychiatric illnesses in the elderly, and in 2008 was named the “Clinician of the Year” by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, awarded annually to one of its members who has demonstrated a “profound commitment to the field of clinical geriatric psychiatry by providing, promoting and assuring access to quality mental health care for older adults.” In 2011, Dr. Agronin was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

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Beth Hillson: Countdown & Cupcakes For Celiac Awareness - May 04,2012

Countdown and Cupcakes is an event is sponsored by the American Celiac Disease Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the needs of celiac and gluten-sensitive patients. Last year, on August 2, the anniversary of the passage of the Food Allergen Labeling and Protection Act (FALCPA) and two months after the Gluten Free Labeling Summit, FDA announced it would allow 60 more days of comments on the gluten free labeling proposal. When the comment period closed in October, the agency had received hundreds and hundreds of comments. Among the letters was one signed by nearly 5,000 individuals urging the FDA to require products labeled gluten-free to meet a set standard not to exceed 20ppm, the same standard adopted for use in the international community. The month of May has been designated Celiac Awareness month. In this segment of The Organic View, best-selling author, Beth Hillson, founder of Gluten-Free Pantry, President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and editor of Living Without Magazinewill be our guest to talk about this initiative.

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Why Did Connecticut Cave With The GMO Right To Know? - May 05,2012

The battle to mandate GMO labeling in the state of Connecticut looked very promising. 90% of the CT residents polled supported mandatory GMO labeling. Early vote counts within the legislature showed the majority of legislators were in favor of this bill. However, in recent developments, it has been found that this bill has now been eviscerated. According to former New York City prosecutor Tara Cook-Littman, “The constitutional argument is absurd, and everyone knows it. As long as Connecticut law makers had a legitimate state interest that was reasonably related to the labeling of products produced from the process of genetic engineering, the GMO labeling bill would be considered constitutional by any court of law." Cook-Littman, a CT resident, is the co-founder of Right To Know CT, along with Analiese Paik. She stated that representatives and senators who learned of Friday night’s political maneuverings are equally disgusted. Littman says, “it appears that the biotech industry’s influence was in place all along, waiting for this tactic to be deployed at the last minute, with no time to argue before the vote.” Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guests Analiese Paik, Tara Cook-Littman co-founders of Right To Know CT. Also joining the conversation will be renowned GMO activist, Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

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Author, Ann Larkin-Hansen: The Organic Farming Manual - May 07,2012

In The Organic Farming Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm by Ann Larkin-Hansen, you will find a one-stop shop for the novice farmer. This book explains the basic, practical details of how to farm, and how to do it organically, covering garden, orchard, field crops, livestock, and dairy production. Additional chapters discuss how to become organically certified, avenues for direct marketing your farm products, basic machinery maintenance, finding land, and a brief history of organic farming. If you were wondering where to start, this is the book! Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest Ann Larkin-Hansen.

F. William Engdahl "Seeds of Destruction" - May 08,2012

This skillfully researched book focuses on how small, socio-political American elite seeks to establish its control over the very basis of human survival, the provision of our daily bread. “Control the food and you control the people.” This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO. Author, F. William Engdahl takes the reader inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the science labs, behind closed doors in the corporate boardrooms. The author reveals a World of profit-driven political intrigue, government corruption and coercion, where genetic manipulation and the patenting of life forms are used to gain worldwide control over food production. The book is an eye-opener, a must-read for all those committed to the causes of social justice and World peace. F. William Engdahl, a leading economist and analyst of geopolitics, has written about the issues pertaining to energy, politics and economics for over 30 years. He contributes regularly to publications like Japans Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine, Grants, European Banker and Business Banker International. He’s also a frequent speaker at geopolitical, economic and energy related international conferences and is a distinguished Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization where he contributes regularly. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer talks to F. William Engdahl. Stay tuned!

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Marie-Claire Hermans: Jump Start Good Health With Juicing - May 09,2012

Summer is just around the corner! As we increase our activity, especially during these warm summer months, proper hydration is key. By making better food choices, we can get the natural vitamins and minerals that we need. One way we can properly hydrate our bodies is by juicing. Properly formulated juicing recipes can help us bathe our cells with vital nutrients and enzymes with each glass! Rawpreneur, Marie-Claire Hermans started her company Ravishing Raw after she cured herself of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia with raw food. She outsmarted doctors who told her she could never be cured. Firm in her belief, she studied the body, mind and spirit, their connection to each other. Marie-Claire is a specialist in raw food who works with people who are struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, empowering them to strengthen their body so it can heal itself. She offers proven and specific step-by-step coaching programs with personalized guidance on how exactly you can improve your health and lifestyle. As a result, those who work with her can feel the difference in only a short time and are able to build a new lifestyle or find a healthy balance within a busy profession. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Marie-Claire Hermans to discuss how you can kick off your summer season with a healthier start by juicing!

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Jeffrey Smith Talks About The Future of GMO Labeling! - May 10,2012

In lieu of the recent events in the state of CT, regarding HB 5117 which would have required the labeling of foods containing GMOs was downgraded ( removing a key provision requiring the labeling of all foods containing GMOs) it is clear that the battle for consumers to rightfully know whether or not food contains genetically modified ingredients is going to be intense. With biotech stocks remaining strong combined with all of the elaborate advertising promoting GMO’s as “being able to feed the rapidly growing overpopulated world” the question still remains, why won’t the biotech industry label something they are so proud of? If farmers can look forward to a lucrative and sustainable future, why are there so many law suits popping up against the biotech giants filed by farmers who won’t fall in line? Has biotech monopolized agriculture in such a way that farmers have no choice but to succumb to the rules set by these corporations with deep pockets prohibiting the possibilities for a future in organic farming? Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Jeffrey Smith to discuss this battle! Smith, who has been praised as, “the best science communicator alive today” is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. His first nonfiction book, Seeds of Deception, quickly became the world’s bestselling and #1 rated book on the subject. His second book, Genetic Roulette, demystifies the 65 health risks of GM foods with simple tables and sidebars. Jeffrey is the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, a world leader in GMO education, and publisher of the Non-GMO Shopping Guide. Stay Tuned!

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Author,Steve Lerner -Sacrifice Zones - May 11,2012

Across the US, thousands of people, most of them in low-income or minority communities, live next to heavily polluting industrial sites. Many of them reach a point at which they say "enough is enough." After living for years with poisoned air and water, contaminated soil, and pollution-related health problems, they start to take action--organizing, speaking up, documenting the effects of pollution on their neighborhoods. In Sacrifice Zones, author, Steve Lerner tells the stories of twelve communities, from Brooklyn to Pensacola, that rose up to fight the industries and military bases causing disproportionately high levels of chemical pollution. He calls these low-income neighborhoods "sacrifice zones." And he argues that residents of these sacrifice zones, tainted with chemical pollutants, need additional regulatory protections. Sacrifice Zones goes beyond the disheartening statistics and gives us the voices of the residents themselves, offering compelling portraits of accidental activists who have become grassroots leaders in the struggle for environmental justice and details the successful tactics they have used on the fence line with heavy industry. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Steve Lerner. Stay Tuned!

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Joel Salatin "Folks, This Ain’t Normal!" - May 14,2012

Thanks to decades of clever mass marketing campaigns, the average person has become completely disconnected with how our food is grown and also what real food should look like. With the agro-chemical companies chiming away that “there is going to be a food shortage if we don’t produce more food and decrease the world population in order for everyone to survive,” the reality is most people do not have a clue as to how their food is produced, where it is grown or how it is grown. Processed foods, initially created with the intention to save time, are simply not a healthy choice. Some of these processed, ready to “heat and serve” products made with “real chicken” are breaded, seasoned and disguised in all sorts of geometrical shapes so that children will be encouraged to eat them. Meanwhile, the average child who primarily consumes this type of food has no idea what a chicken looks like, sounds like or the fact that chickens are smart, loving beings. It takes a true organic farmer to really get the point across about the benefits of growing organics and eating organics. Joel Salatin is an organic farmer from Virginia who talks about the problems he sees not only as an organic farmer but as a consumer of organic foods. In hisbest-selling book, Folks, This Aint Normal: A Farmers Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World he takes us into his world as he talks about how our food is produced and why we ought to take a closer look at where and how our food is produced. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest Joel Salatin!

Does Food Matter? Dr. Karen Giblin -Eat To Defeat Menopause - May 15,2012

Every four minutes an American woman enters menopause and with an ever-increasing life expectancy rate, that woman can spend as much as one third of her life going through “the change.” However, despite the inevitability and importance of menopause in a woman’s life, the discussion of this challenging transitional period is often riddled with myths, uncertainties, and trepidation. In Eat to Defeat Menopause: The Essential Nutrition Guide for a Healthy Midlife—with 130 Recipes, Karen Giblin and Mache Seibel, MD, two of the nation’s top menopause experts, break down the most important, need-to-know facts about menopause, offer tips and advice for combating its symptoms, and provide healthy and enticing recipes guaranteed to satisfy every craving (or mood swing). Combining the latest research on menopause, traditions from their Italian and Jewish families, and recipes from chefs across the United States, Giblin and Seibel show that making simple changes to one’s lifestyle can, in many cases, be just as effective as combating menopausal symptoms with the latest drugs and surgeries. Some of these simple changes can include: Eating foods that contain phytoestrogens, such as soy and garlic, to combat hot flashes and insomnia Stabilizing mood swings by eating omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B Cooking with avocados, chocolate, asparagus, or chile peppers to improve a decreased sex drive Reducing alcohol intake to ward off headaches, hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings Whether readers are personally experiencing the “change” or just want to arm themselves with information and healthful eating habits for the road ahead, Eat to Defeat Menopause provides an easy and delicious guide for achieving a healthy (and hot-flash-free) midlife. Stay tuned!

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Susan Thixton -Deciphering The Diamond Pet Food Recall - May 16,2012

In a press release issued on April 6, 2012, “Diamond Pet Foods voluntarily recalled a limited number of dry dog food bags due to a potential health risk. Recall is limited to one formula of Diamond Naturals distributed to 12 states; no illnesses reported.” The situation became more intense as more details were revealed and more products were added. Pet food activist and expert, Susan Thixton has been investigating this recall, trying to help petsumers find out what they really need to know and which products to avoid. “The original recalls were for dog food only, cat food was not mentioned. But somewhere along this process, cat food began being recalled too - without much public warnings. The information still isnt clear about cat foods. The Diamond Recall Information website states "certain batches of several brands of dog and cat food produced in its Gaston, South Carolina plant" have been recalled. However as of this posting, none of the notices on the Diamond Recall Information website provides the specific information which brands of cat food are included”-Susan Thixton Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, Susan Thixton, Founder of Truth About Pet Food about what you need to know about this recall!Stay tuned!

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Dr Tallamy -Creating Sustainability by Bringing Nature Home - May 17,2012

Biodiversity is something that clearly affects all species. Everything is connected to each other regardless of whether or not it is on a large or small scale. Sometimes the way we garden can actually improve our landscape and at times, can be disastrous. Such is the case with the introduction of invasive species such as Kudzu, Purple loosestrife, etc. Nevertheless, there are choices we can make that can positively impact our landscape according to the plants we select and what we introduce into the landscape. Our choices not only affect our view of the land but can also impact animals, insects and microorganisms that are dependent upon the role of such plants. In essence, human beings have the power to sustain life or destroy it because of these choices. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to Dr. Douglas Tallamy about his magnificent book, Bringing Nature Home which explores the impact of our choices and what we can do to sustain wildlife in our own back yard!

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Ann Louise Gittleman -The Hazards Of Electronic Pollution - May 18,2012

In today’s world, it is impossible to avoid technology. We use it to make our coffee in the morning, text messages to friends, microwave food and work on laptops. We’re being zapped! Today 84 % of Americans own a cell phone, 89 million of us watch TV beamed in by satellite and we can’t sip a cup of coffee at our local cafe without being exposed to Wi-Fi. The very electronic innovations that have changed our lives are also exposing us, in ways big and small, to an unprecedented number of electromagnetic fields. Invisible pollution surrounds us 24/7, interrupting our bodies’ natural flow of energy. And for some, that pollution has reached the point of toxicity, causing fatigue, irritability, weakness, and even illness. But we don’t have to simply surrender. Ann Louise Gittleman brings forth the latest research into electromagnetic fields to create this groundbreaking guide for every citizen of the wireless age. With the proactive, levelheaded approach that has made her one of our most respected health experts, she not only clarifies the risks but also offers specific, step-by-step information for how anyone can minimize them. From where you place your sofa to when you use your cell phone to what you eat for dinner, Zapped is packed with strategies for avoiding and mitigating the damaging effects of electropollution. As she examines modern life room by room, device by device, Gittleman reveals a master plan for detoxifying your surroundings and protecting yourself and your family. We don’t need to abandon our homes or even give up our PDAs to be healthier and happier. Based on the latest scientific data, case studies, and Gittleman’s years of clinical practice, Zapped is an empowering guide to living safely with the gadgets we can’t live without. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Ann Louise Gittleman.

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Dreena Burton -The Everyday Vegan! - May 21,2012

What exactly is veganism and can you get enough protein from a plant based diet? Yes, you can! In Dreena Burton’s The Everyday Vegan, you will find recipes for all aspects of meal-making appropriate for the entire family, as well as cooking and shopping tips, ingredient notes, and meal plan suggestions for holidays and special events. Each recipe contains nutritional analysis and health-conscious cooks will appreciate the lack of hydrogenated oils and very little refined flours and sugars. Whether you are a lifelong vegan or someone wanting to experiment, The Everyday Vegan will help you discover amazing flavors without having to resort to animal products. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, Dreena Burton to discuss her best-selling book, The Everyday Vegan! Stay tuned!

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Bee Friendly Zone -Making The World A Safer Place For Bees! - May 22,2012

Bees of all species, as well as other insects, are declining in numbers because of the increased use of agricultural chemicals, the destruction of their natural habitat and the accidental importation of diseases and parasites. As the population continues to decline, we need to do what we can to create food sources our pollinators. A Bee-Friendly Zone is a safe place where bees and other insects can nest, forage for pollen and nectar and go about their business without coming into contact with potentially toxic chemicals. Phil Chandler, an activist, educator and radio show host of The Barefoot Beekeeper which is the most popular radio show about beekeeping has come up with a plan! Phil has recently launched his own initiative called which encourages people all over the world to create a pesticide, friendly environment that bees can safely exist. The site also serves as a hub for people to learn about beekeeping and connect with other like-minded people. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Beekeeping Expert and Radio Host, Phil Chandler, author of the Barefoot Beekeeper ( Stay tuned!

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Semper Fi: Always Faithful - May 23,2012

The United States of America is the greatest country on this earth. Our military serve us and fight for us so that we can continue to enjoy our freedom. But who is protecting our military from the corporations that continue to wreak havoc on our environment? Semper Fi: Always Faithful follows Jerry Ensminger’s mission to expose the Marine Corps and force them to live up to their motto to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers and their families exposed to toxic chemicals. His fight reveals a grave injustice at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune and a looming environmental crisis at military sites across the country. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host,June Stoyer will speak to Jerry Ensminger and talk about his mission to educate the public about this environmental nightmare! Stay Tuned!

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Children of Vietnam Veterans & Those Exposed To Agent Orange - May 24,2012

The Children of Vietnam Veterans and Those Exposed To Agent Orange & Dioxin is an organization founded by children of Vietnam Veterans dedicated to finding justice, finding answers and offering support for the generational victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin. This is the first group of its kind because it was founded by children of Vietnam Veterans who desperately want our peers to no longer feel alone. They acknowledge the vast amount of people around the globe who have come into contact with Agent Orange such as Americans, Australians, Vietnamese, Koreans, Canadians, Japanese, People of Guam and many more. Because the generational victims are rarely recognized, COVVHA seeks to collectively bring about change and make the voices of those affected heard.

Kelly L. Derricks is the daughter of deceased Vietnam Veteran Harry C. Mackel, Jr. Harry died in 1982 at the age of 37 after being exposed to Agent Orange while serving two tours in Vietnam in addition to a tour on Johnston Island. After serving with the United States Air Force, Harry went on to serve the City of Philadelphia as a highly regarded and awarded officer of the Stakeout Unit with the police department. Kelly was only seven years old when her father died.

Kelly has been working as an independent Agent Orange/Dioxin advocate since early 2007. She has expanded her work under the name “Truth Teller” to legislative areas, environment and agriculture, public speaking, blog authoring, and medical awareness, while tying everything back to encompass her main platform of seeking justice for those exposed. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Kelly Derricks. Stay tuned!

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