This week on Food Talk with Michael Colameco, host Mike Colameco kicks off the show welcoming Alison Cohen, Senior Director of Programs of WhyHunger. WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Alison talks to Mike about facilitating the development and stewardship of WhyHunger’s organizational vision, strategy and programmatic implementation through its Grassroots Action Network, National Hunger Hotline, Food Security Learning Center and Global Movements programs. Next up, Mike brings in author and olive oil expert Joanne Lacina to the show. Telling Mike that she found herself interested in olive oil after a trip to Greece nearly eight years ago. Discussing olive oil fraud and what consumers should know about this huge global industry, Joanne shares that if it’s too good or cheap to be true, it probably is. After the break, Joanne talks about her business, Olive Oil Lovers, where she aims to do-away with the confusion by not only offering a comprehensive selection of some of the best oils in the world, but to also provide customers with the critical information necessary to help find the right oil. Lastly, Mike welcomes Sean Tobias, Co-Founder of Dock to Dish. Dock to Dish is a community and restaurant supported fishery that distributes sustainably harvested seafood to members within 24 hours from the dock. Brett Tolley also joins in the discussion of sustainable fishing and is the community organizer for the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. He comes from a four-generation commercial fishing family out of Cape Cod, MA and has worked in the fishing industry hanging nets, working on boats of various gear-types, and commercially shellfishing. These guys talk managing the fish population and what they hope to see in commercial fishing in the future.
“Our response to hunger in this country has not really moved us closer to ending it… and we could.” [5:15]
—Alison Cohen on Food Talk
“There’s nobody policing the market here, in Europe you’re breaking the law.” [27:55]
—Joanne Lacina on Food Talk
“Currently the United States is a beacon of light around the globe for well managed, sustainable fisheries.” [50:25]
—Sean Tobias on Food Talk
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