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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 cooperative, regional food production and procurement can boost economic development, while creating social and public health ben...

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Did you know that farmers’ increasing use of antibiotics to prevent and treat animal diseases and increase growth efficiency contributes to antimic...

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Did you know that the FDA has approved genetically engineered salmon for sale to the public without an identifying label? Join Food Sleuth Radio ho...

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Did you know that engaged citizens are necessary for a safe, healing, and humane food system? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
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Did you know that regenerative agriculture could increase biodiversity, reduce pesticide use in food production, protect our bees, and offset most ...

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Did you know that most insects are “good” and that they have a critical role to play in our national food security and good nutrition? Join Food Sl...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2015
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The routine use of antibiotics in livestock contributes to the growing threat of antibiotic resistant infections in humans. Join Food Sleuth Radio ...

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Neonicotinoids are a type of pesticide with ubiquitous use and far-reaching impacts on our ecosystem. Because they are “systemic,” they can’t be si...

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Medical cannabis has been approved in 23 states as of January 2017, and cancer patients are seeking information about using marijuana for relief fr...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
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Are you curious about the keys to sustainability – for achieving abundant foods from a healthy ecosystem? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Register...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
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Can beef fit into a healthy diet? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Nicolette Hahn N...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2015
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Each year antibiotic-resistant infections cost more than $20 billion dollars to treat, another $35 billion in lost productivity, and lead to more t...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
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No one wants to waste food, but cultural forces – from too-large portion sizes to mis-understood “expiration” dates contribute to significant food ...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
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Seventy percent of pesticides used in agriculture today are herbicides, designed to kill weeds growing in farmers’ fields across the U.S. However ...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
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What are the implications of corporate ownership and consolidation of agriclture? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hem...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2015
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Picky eating is a common challenge for parents of young children. Children are naturally skeptical about trying new foods, and many go on “food ja...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
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U.S. consumer sales of organic products continue to grow annually, with more than 70% of US adults buying organic foods. But what does the organi...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2015
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Today’s children grow up in an environment riddled with toxins. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her i...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2015
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According to the USDA, food waste is the single largest component going into our municipal landfills. It’s estimated that we waste 40 percent of t...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2015
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Most of us think we are immune to the effects of advertising, and media messages in general. But in fact, media exerts a powerful influence on how ...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
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