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Americas Harvest is proud to present Gunther Hauk, champion and advocate for our precious honey bee population on the Americas Harvest Radio Show, Friday, June 14th at 9pm Eastern. In this live interview, Gunther will discuss the important role honey bees have in ensuring we have a source for fresh fruits and vegetables. He will tell us why these tiny creatures have been threatened by harmful “mega-farming” practices and how we can help.
Gunther Hauk, Executive Director & Head Apiarist. Gunther has been an educator educator, biodynamic gardener/farmer and beekeeper for nearly four decades. In 1996 he co-founded the Pfeiffer Center and built up one of the first biodynamic training programs in the US. Since that time he has been lecturing and giving workshops on biodynamic / sustainable beekeeping methods. His book “Toward Saving the Honeybee” was first published in 2002. Together with Vivian he co-founded Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in 2006.
To listen to the show online, link to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/
If you wish to ask questions, dial into the show at 213-943-3410.
Over the duration of his career Dr. Wayne Coates has focused his research primarily on crop development, but has also conducted extensive equipment development and mechanization trials. This has involved testing and overseeing development of tillage systems, spraying systems and forage systems. In addition to equipment development, his research has included planting, cultivation, irrigation and harvesting of test plots of numerous crops in various locations of the world.
Most of Dr Coates’ time the past several years has been devoted to the production, evaluation and commercialization of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) This crop, which was one of the four most important crops of the Aztecs, contains the highest amount of omega3 fatty acid of any plant known, and also contains significant amounts of protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
For additional information on this crop and its many health benefits go to www.azchia.com or purchase the book entitled CHIA which is published by the University of Arizona press. http://www.uspress.arizona.edu
Each week, co-hosts Lois Fladie and Dina Heilman bring you AMERICA’S HARVEST, a lively discussion show exploring the various aspects of healthy foods. They will share recipes, bring you the latest scientific discoveries on food and health, assist you in navigating your way around the sometimes confusing task of choosing healthy foods. They will inform, inspire and steer you towards living a vibrant lifestyle.
Americas Harvest Hosts Lois Fladie, Dina Heilman and Robbi Gunter discuss the types of fats in the food we eat, how they affect our health and what foods contain them.
Friday June 7th, 6pm MT (Arizona)
Various fats contain different proportions of saturated and unsaturated fat. Examples of foods containing a high proportion of saturated fat include animal fats such as cream, cheese, butter, and ghee; suet, tallow, lard, and fatty meats; as well as certain vegetable products such as coconut oil, cottonseed oil, palm kernel oil, chocolate, and many prepared foods.
Although unsaturated fats are conventionally regarded as ‘healthier’ than saturated fats, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendation stated that the amount of unsaturated fat consumed should not exceed 30% of one’s daily caloric intake (or 67 grams given a 2000 Calorie diet). The new dietary guidelines have eliminated this recommendation at the request of the meat and dairy industries).
Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning they can only be digested, absorbed, and transported in conjunction with fats. Fats are also sources of essential fatty acids, an important dietary requirement. Fats play a vital role in maintaining healthy skin and hair, insulating body organs against shock, maintaining body temperature, and promoting healthy cell function. Fats also serve as energy stores for the body, containing about 37.8 kilojoules (9 calories) per gram of fat. While it is nearly impossible to remove fat completely from the diet, it would also be unhealthy to do so. Some fatty acids are essential nutrients, meaning that they can’t be produced in the body from other compounds and need to be consumed in small amounts. All other fats required by the body are non-essential and can be produced in the body from other compounds.
How to Listen to the Show
Americas Harvest airs Fridays at 6pm Arizona Mountain Time. You can listen online or talk on the air with the hosts by dialing into the guest phone line.
- The number to dial to talk to the hosts is (213) 943-3410.
- Listen online by clicking here: Blog Talk Radio.
Each week, co-hosts Lois Fladie, Dina Heilman and Robbi Gunter will bring you AMERICA’S HARVEST, a lively discussion show exploring the various aspects of healthy foods. They will share recipes, bring you the latest scientific discoveries on food and health, assist you in navigating your way around the sometimes confusing task of choosing healthy foods. They will inform, inspire and steer you towards living a vibrant lifestyle.