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Food Sleuth Radio

Series produced by Dan Hemmelgarn

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Join Melinda Hemmelgarn, a registered dietitian and investigative nutritionist, for 28-minute, weekly interviews with national experts in food, health and agriculture. From physicians to film makers, writers, farmers, scientists and chefs, Food Sleuth Radio navigates our complicated food system. You’ll discover how farm and food policies impact our environment and public health, and learn the secrets to eating well. Provocative, practical and personal, Food Sleuth Radio helps us think beyond our plates to find “food truth.”
Award-winning Food Sleuth Radio ranks among the top national “green food radio shows.” If you care about what you eat, tune in!

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker.

For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines.

Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed her to connect the dots between food, health and agriculture. Today she uniquely applies critical thinking skills to media messages about food and farm policy to advance "food system literacy."

Melinda received her B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University; her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Food Systems from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed a dietetic internship through Cornell University at the New York Hospital.
She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association for Media Literacy Education, and the American Dietetic Association’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group.

Food Sleuth Radio has been produced by Dan Hemmelgarn at KOPN Studios in Columbia, MO since June, 2009. The “Mother Nature Network” ranked the show among the “top national green food radio shows” in 2009, and in 2011, Food Sleuth Radio won 1st place for radio interview from the National Federation of Press Women.

Contact: Dan Hemmelgarn: hemmelgarndan@gmail.com; 573-449-3720 Hide full description

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker. For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines. Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed... Show full description


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Did you know that counties with the highest pesticide use rates have the highest rates of birth defects? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registere...

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Did you know that corporate partnerships with Universities influence the information students are taught about genetic engineering? Join Food Sleut...

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Did you know that one of the biggest changes to rural America has been the loss of farm families and farming communities? Houses, barns, and people...

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Did you know that over 90 percent of children ages two through eight get more than half of their daily calories from added sugars? That's five time...

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Did you know that organic farming is biologically based, ecologically sound, and protects biodiversity, soil and water quality? Join Food Sleuth ...

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Did you know that 70 percent of all amphibians, globally, are in decline or at threat of going extinct? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered ...

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Did you know that genetic engineering differs from traditional plant breeding and modification, and can lead to changes in food that impact our hea...

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Did you know that artificial sweeteners may have the unintended consequence of promoting weight gain and metabolic disorders? Join Food Sleuth Rad...

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Did you know that our immune system could be affected by GMOs? And that scientists who question the safety of GMOs often risk intimidation? Join F...

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Did you know that GMO corn grown for ethanol production can contaminate food-grade corn, making it unsuitable and unusable for edible corn products...

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Did you know that despite what you might have heard repeated in the media, genetically engineered foods have not been studied extensively, nor ind...

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Did you know that there are deliberate campaigns designed to confuse us about the risks of tobacco, the ozone hole, pesticides, GMOs and climate ch...

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Did you know that children’s lives are saturated with commercial marketing at home and in school? They are targeted by marketers through televisio...

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Did you know that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide, has been found in our food, wine, and even mothers’ breastmilk...

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Did you know that in the first three years since its inception, Moms Across America has engaged and mobilized mothers in all 50 states, and create...

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Did you know that label terms describing meat as “free range” and “natural” have little to no legal definitions? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Re...

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Did you know that our industrial methods of food production were developed for efficiency, but neglected to take into consideration the unintended ...

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Did you know that Canadian canola farmer, Percy Schmeiser, was sued by Monsanto when his farm was contaminated with Monsanto’s GMO canola seed? Joi...

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Did you know that industrial agricultural practices, such as the use of antibiotics and arsenic in poultry production, pose health risks to workers...

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Do you ever wonder how people around the world nourish themselves? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for he...

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