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Ep 24: Rebecca Thistlethwaite – Author, Farmer and Sustainability Consultant

Rebecca Thistlethwaite discusses her passion for food, farming, and sustainable business models that advance equity, ecological integrity and restore human relationships. Bio: Rebecca Thistlethwaite is the author of Farms with a Future (Chelsea Green, 2012) and The New Livestock Farmer (Chelsea Green, 2015). As the Program Manager of the eXtension community-of-practice Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN), she develops...

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Ep 23: Raleigh City Farm – Rebekah Beck, General Manager

Our guest is Rebekah Beck, General Manager of Raleigh City Farm in North Carolina. Listen as she teaches us about Raleigh City Farm, the importance of urban farms, community development and her dreams for Urban Farms in the Future. Rebekah Beck Bio:Rebekah was invited to volunteer for Raleigh City Farm in early 2015 by serving...

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Ep 22: For the Sake of Soil – A Seasoned Perspective from Eastern Iowa Farmers

A panel of Eastern Iowa Farmers who care deeply about soil health and water quality. These Iowa natives have decades of experience in agriculture and have seen first-hand the effects of un-sustainable agricultural practices on the landscape of Iowa. Listen as we discuss the importance of soil health, the problems and opportunities future farmers face, and ways we can improve agriculture for better food and environment.

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Ep 21: Water and Rural Economics – Gary Siegwarth, 2018 Independent Candidate for Iowa Governor

Spotify Stitcher Gary Siegwarth ran for Governor of Iowa in 2018 as an Independent Candidate and formed the Clear Water Party of Iowa.  Listen as he discusses the future of agriculture, what he learned while running for Governor, and why water connects us all.  Bio Gary Siegwarth has been a Natural Resource Biologist for the...

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Food Transparency – More Than a Label

Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, Rainforest Alliance, Halal, Fair Trade… Bird Friendly?  While these labels are nice to see on products and make us feel good when we buy them, they can get extremely confusing. We could do away with all of these certifications, and empower consumers to better navigate the food in their shopping carts in...

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Olive Oil – Extra Virgin? Not Quite.

Ah, olive oil. It’s healthy, it’s delicious – just opening a bottle puts our cooking ability on par with that of a professional chef. Some people take shots of it every morning. Two women who lived to be over 120 years old both said drinking it was the key to a long life (along with...

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The Path of Produce from the Farm to the Store

Think about your favorite grocery store and mentally go through the aisles. Appreciate the products that are there. Now, as you pick your favorite fresh fruit or vegetable, imagine the story of where it was grown, how it was picked, and the events that took place to get it in the store. I would not...

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Food Transparency – Why settle for less?

Understanding where your food originates from may not be something that many think of but when you grow up on a farm, it is literally right in front of you. Whether it be from raising your own beef to knowing where each of the cucumbers which are being made into pickles originated, it is a...

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According to WebMD… I Have What?!

Think of a time you haven’t felt well. Let’s say you have a sore throat, dizziness, swollen glands, and feel achy all over. You are miserable and you just want to start feeling better. Unsure of what may be going on, you go to your phone and you type in your symptoms, yielding 66 results...

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Food Transparency – A Call to Action and What It Means to You

The good news – Americans are becoming more interested and aware of the food we consume and why informed nutrition is important. The bad news – The road to informed nutrition and food literacy is confusing and intricate. There is a lot of information on the type of foods we should eat, the quantities we...

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Know Better. Live Best.


An Educational Podcast Sponsored by Bytable Foods
to Improve Food, Health, and Nutrition Literacy.

Food Literacy

Organic? Non-GMO? Natural?

We’re cutting through the misinformation surrounding food and teaching our listeners how, when, and what to ask in order to get the information they need.

Health Education

Living a healthy lifestyle is hard. 

With so much questionable information out there surrounding health, we’re here to make it easier by giving it to you straight

Fitness Philosophy

Fact, fiction… fitting?

We’re here to give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your body and your lifestyle.

Show Hosts

Kari Ginger

Kari is a wife, mother, and teacher with a passion for helping others learn to ask questions and seek out information. Health and nutrition play a crucial role in her life so that she can continue to enjoy being active and there for her family.

Alex Uding

Alex is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and the creator of Advancing Her. She is passionate about promoting a lifestyle of health and wellness through compassionate, person-centered care.

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