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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a debate about Proposition 37. If it passes, California would become the first state in the country to require GMO labeling. Proponents have spent $3M to support labeling law, while multinationals like Monsanto and Pepsi have contributed over $28M to keep GMO labels off of food packages. Where do you stand? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What questions do you have about GMOs?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Hear Here: Meet Carlisle Haworth & Diana Hartman

Jul 17, 2012

We've been meeting some of our neighbors in San Francisco and Oakland through our new community storytelling project, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project. Our Hear Here producers have been popping up in libraries, food banks, and schools to capture snapshots of life in these two cities, and we've been airing some of these stories on Crosscurrents. Hear Here met the two following San Francisco residents, Carlisle Haworth and Diana Hartman at the Polish Club in the Mission. They shared these stories about food from their childhood.

 On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Raj Patel, author of “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World food System" and Daniel Imhoff, author of "Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to  Food and Farm Bill.”  The US Farm Bill is currently being discussed by the Senate.   How does the Farm Bill affect our food system?  Who is behind crop subsidies?  Why does it matter for the environment, the economy, and public health?  Join us at 10 PST or leave a comment here.  What do you want to know about the Food and Farm Bill?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

As the number of Americans receiving food stamps increases – it has now reached an all time high of more than 21 and a half million households – an ongoing debate over whether the system is working has emerged.

Last fall, over a dozen members of Congress took the “Food Stamp Challenge” to see what it was like to live solely on a food stamp budget for a week. Bay Area representatives Barbara Lee of Oakland and Jackie Speier of San Mateo both participated. Congresswoman Lee had to live on four dollars and fifty cents a day.

Combating Food Waste in the Bay Area

Jan 30, 2012
photo courtesy of http://blog.foodrunners.org/

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susan Britton

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