Waste’s Not, Want Not, Food Chain Radio with Michael Olson, April 2014
As disease and diet related epidemics spread through the developed world so too does an awareness grow as to the connection between our health and the foods we eat. Armed with tools such as food labels, certifications and government agencies appearing to act in our best interest, we go to the store and we purchase the foods that we can afford that are the healthiest option. We trust that the standards set are in the interest of human health, that if it comes with a label such as organic or product of the U.S. that our government agencies are assuring a safe product. What we may not know are the mystery fertilizer ingredients that our foods are being grown with, that our parks are being covered in, that our forest grounds are being blanketed in. Caroline Snyder Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology and Founder of non-profit Citizens for Sludge-Free Land (www.sludgefacts.org) and Patty Martin Co-Founder of Safe Food and Fertilizer (www.safefoodandfertilizer.org) and former Mayor of Quincy, Washington.