Dairy farmer millennial mom talks robots: Episode 44

Dairy farmer millennial mom talks robots: Episode 44

This episode’s guest and her husband are millennials and third generation dairy, beef and crop farmers in Michigan. They are working hard and using technology, including robots, to secure the future of their farm.  Ashley Kennedy shares insights on being a working mother, fostering a positive attitude toward food, and what exactly robots are doing on their farm.

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Food doesn’t have morals: Episode 42

Do you feel guilty for not being able to afford the “better” food label? Food Science Babe is back for a rousing game of “Guess What I Saw in the Grocery Store?” Super foods, non-GMO, and other food bullying labels cause unnecessary guilt.  “Food doesn’t have morals – food isn’t good, food isn’t bad.” Erin, a chemical engineer and a food scientist joins us for an eye-opening discussion about food labels, guilt, and her experience as a mom feeding a child with special needs.

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Mother’s Day & a Big Block of Cheese: Bonus Episode

In this special Mother’s Day edition, Michele and Eliz are joined by Grace Greene, Eliz’s daughter.  In a nod to the West Wing Weekly Podcast, Grace leads a “Big Block of Cheese” format to turn the tables on her mom and Michele.  To peals of laughter, Grace asks questions on a range of topics including how her mom was a food bully, GMOs, selective breeding, the non-GMO butterfly, and using your own food standards.

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Motherhood, Cancer, and Unsolicited Advice: Episode 40

Navigating through unsolicited advice as a new mom is hard enough.  Imagine the complexity of bringing a child into the world hours after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis! Brooke Taylor is an Oklahoma ranch girl who has lived in various cities, while working with agricultural organizations through ad agencies. While juggling life as a full-time, self-employed business woman, Brooke welcomed her first baby into the world six hours after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Parenting a child with diabetes through food bullying: Episode 39

Having a child with different dietary needs opens the door to bullying. Parents have to make the choice about what is right for their family. We need to respect the choices and the benefits of science.

Heather is married to a second-generation farmer, a professional in agriculture, and mom to three sons, ages 7, 4 and 1. Their oldest son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder four years ago and their middle son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes almost one year ago.

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