2-8-20 - Off the Menu.mp3

Off The Menu
Saturday, February 8th
This is an episode that goes beyond the process of cooking and enjoying food.  Dara looks at stories of food with political circumstances.  She chats with journalist/author Mara Hvistendahl (The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage) about how corn played a large role in an international scandal.  Klecko, the Poet Baker of St. Paul (Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker) explains his latest offerings after his former bakery's encounter with ICE.  Author Ronnie Cummins (Grassroots Rising) tells us his thoughts on climate change and the effects on America's farming industry.