Food

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is a statewide, grassroots, nonprofit group that  was founded in the late 90's.  Farmers, gardeners, and folks who were thinking more about the foods they were  eating began working together to create and promote a sustainable and healthful food and farming system.

Ohio food banks are distributing more food these days than during the recession a few years ago.

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks says a difficult employment climate and increased costs for daily necessities are to blame.

The association says state food banks distributed 45 percent more food and supplies in fiscal year 2012 than they did just three years earlier at the height of the recession.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 13, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.

-New Ohio Guide: Magee Marsh, by Greg Tye

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Lynn Erickson of The Air Force Museum Foundation about their latest fundraising campaign.

-Seasons Bistro & Grille brings culinary delight to Springfield, by Wayne Baker

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for April 1, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Sean Creighton from the Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education about the 20x20 challenge aimed at increasing the amount of internships in the region.

-Wayne Baker reports on the Springfield Art Museum becoming a Smithsonian affiliate art museum.

-WCPN's Anne Glauser reports on a new experimental treatment for depression

With the ongoing East African drought crisis, the persisting threat of global climate change, and the world population now estimated at 7 billion, global concerns about food insecurity are again in the news. Little mentioned, however, is the continuing loss of genetic diversity of the foods we eat today—a trend that has rapidly accelerated since the twentieth century and that raises troubling questions about the vulnerability of the world’s food supply.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 23rd, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Tecumsah Land Trust's Krista Magaw about upcoming local food events.

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Katrina Kittle

-Jerry Kenney interviews Kay Reimers and Virgil Hervey about the upcoming Yellow Springs 20 Minute Play Festival

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 27, 2011 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Krista Magaw from Tecumseh Land Trust about the Ohio Market Maker project, a database to link food producers and consumers.

-This week's Miami Valley StoryCorps Interview between Ruby Nicholson & Jane Scott

Amanda Hesser spent the last six years sifting through the archives of the New York Times to search out the best food recipes that have appeared in that newspaper over the past 150 years. The result is "The Essential New York Times Cookbook-Classic Recipes for a New Century." This massive cookbook could be destined to become a classic.

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