All this week KUOW (Seattle’s largest NPR station) is running a farm series called “Sweet Earth”. In their words:

What does it take to eat locally in the Central Puget Sound region? KUOW reporters find out from the people who grow our food: “Sweet Earth: Lessons From the Land.”

KUOW will be doing two things:

1. Interview the KUOW Community

They will be asking the community to answer questions about their priorties when it comes to local and organic food. What’s most important? How much are they willing to pay? etc.

2. Farmer Interviews

They will be doing online interviews with farmers in conjunction with the series and allow the audience to ask questions of the farmers directly.

We are really delighted that KUOW us using YouSaidIt. Their audience is certainly the best and the brightest.

Let us know what you think by commenting here or going to YouSaidIt.com.


2 responses to “We’re LIVE on KUOW.ORG

  1. I’ve been listening to the struggle we’re having regarding food issues, especially the school lunch program. The cost is prohibitive and so is the outcome!

    Either all of us must eat more fruits and vegetables and fresh meat now, or when all of us become diabetics! Why not restrict the food stamp program to only those food items…fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fresh meat/fish/eggs. These are the healthy foods.

    The school lunch program cannot change eating habits no matter how much money is available. The education must come from the home…

    Karleen Gerards

  2. I think there’s general agreement on this among the people who have been educated on the subject and clearly a rapidly growing demand for the “right” kind of food.

    I don’t think putting restrictions on poor people “for their own good” is the best way to go about it. If anybody should be restricted it’s the people who can MOST afford it.

    But your point is well taken, how do we get the families of people who don’t understand and can least afford real food to change their eating habits?

    Since the food industry is bent on providing cheap calories in a form that is as addictive to the taste buds as possible (fats, salt, etc) I think we should probably start by restricting them from doing what is most profitable for them and most costly for the health of the country.

    Thanks for the comment.

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