Produced by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Uprooted follows stories that connect the dots between agriculture and trade. What might seem obscure and technical on the surface actually impacts every aspect of our daily lives. We want to unearth the fascinating hidden stories that trace their roots back to policy.
Uprooted Episode 53: COP 24
Josh talks with Shefali Sharma and Laurel Levin about their experience at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland. You can read Shefali's COP dispatches from the COP here:
Dec 21, 2018
Uprooted Episode 52: Ag Antitrust
Josh talks with Ben Lilliston about a recent conference on anti-trust work in the agriculture sector.
Dec 20, 2018
Special Uprooted: Food Freedom Radio - NAFTA 2.0
Josh, Dr. Steve Suppan, and Karen Hansen-Kuhn were guests on AM950's Food Freedom Radio with Laura Hedlund. This show, on the NAFTA renegotiation, will air over Thanksgiving, but we're thankful to Laura for letting us put it out on the podast as well!
Nov 21, 2018
Uprooted Episode 50 - State Climate Referenda
Josh talks with Ben Lilliston, Director of Rural Strategies and Climate Change, about climate change initiatives on the ballot on November 6, and other activities some states are up to in addressing climate change. Update: It appears both measure discussed in the podcast have failed.
Nov 5, 2018
Uprooted Episode 49 - The Big Picture on Climate and Agroecology
Josh talks with IATP collaborator and sustainable agriculture consultant, Doug Gurian-Sherman, about agroecology in the context of the UNFCCC report, and the CLARA report, which he was a contributing author on, and how agroecology is not just necessary for our climate but in providing sustainable livelihoods for farmers around the world.
Oct 30, 2018
Governor Candidate Forum at Hmong American Farmers Assn. Farm on Oct. 24!
Listen to a special podcast of Pakou Hang of HAFA, and IATP's Erin McKee talking about the forum and local food work in Minnesota:
Oct 22, 2018
Uprooted Episode 48: Paying out trade aid to Smithfield
Josh talks with Steve Suppan about how the aid, intended for farmers to ease the pain that was inflicted due to the trade war with China, is, in fact, likely ending up in the coffers of a Chinese owned corporation, Smithfield, and other ways in which the giant hog corporation is pushing its costs onto tax payers.
Oct 22, 2018
Uprooted Episode 47: Climate Change, Farm Workers, and OSHA
Josh talks with IATP Intern, Kelly Kramer, about OSHA's failure to adequately address heat related death and injury in the agricultural sector, especially in the face of global warming.
Oct 19, 2018
Uprooted Episode 46: Pathways to 1.5° - CLARA
Josh talks with Shefali Sharma, Director of IATP Europe, about IATP's contribution to a report by the Climate, Land, Ambition, and Rights Alliance (CLARA). The report details how the 1.5° C target of the Paris Climate Accord is achievable in a way that respects human rights and agroecological practices. They also discuss the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Oct 16, 2018
Uprooted Episode 45: The NAFTA 2.0 Text... U-S-M-C-A!
Late on Sunday evening the text of the re-negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement was released, renamed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA. IATP will be producing detailed analysis of the new agreement's impacts on food and agriculture, but for a cursory analysis, Josh talks with IATP Senior Attorney, Sharon Treat, about how much of the text is from the failed Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the haphazard process through which this agreement came about.
Oct 3, 2018
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