THE END OF FOOD
Richard welcomes a veteran journalist and farmer to discuss how rural life in North America has changed dramatically over the past fifty years. The few remaining family farms now struggle to survive. They have been replaced by corporate-backed factory farms, mining interests, and large-scale tourism developments, all favoured by governments with little understanding of or sympathy for traditional rural life—a life that is sustainable and healthy.
Disaster looms in our current method of food production. The vitamin, mineral, and nutritional content of food is in shocking decline, a decline that is coupled with an equally shocking increase in the most noxious, often outright toxic contaminants inour food. Based on hard scientific research, The End ofFood exposes the cause of this crisis — and industrial system of food production geared not to producing nourishing food, but to producing minimum profit forc orporations.
GUEST: Thomas F. Pawlick has more than thirty-five years of experience as a journalist and editor, specializing in science, environmental, and agricultural reporting. He is a three-time winner of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association Award and received a National Magazine Award for his agricultural reporting. Pawlick holds a masters degree in farm journalism and is the author of ten books, including the best-selling The End of Food. His latest book is entitled, The War in the Country; How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future. He served six years as chief editor of Ceres magazine, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s flagship publication. He currently lives on a 150-acre farm in eastern Ontario.
THE CASE OF THE POSSESSED MASONIC APRON
Richard welcomes a paranormal investigator the program to discuss her recent investigation into possessed possessions.
This one involves a Masonic Apron said to be inhabited by evil spirits.
GUEST: Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. She conducts original field investigations of haunted and mysterious sites. She has written more than 40 books – including 9 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, and possesses an exceptional knowledge of the field.
Her encyclopedias on ghosts and spirits, angels, vampires and werewolves, magic and alchemy, witchcraft, demons, dreams, mystical and paranormal experience and saints are considered essential sources for authors, researchers, film and documentary producers, and paranormal investigators. Her work has been translated into 14 languages and has been selected by major book clubs around the world. She appears in television programs, documentaries and docudramas with paranormal themes, and makes numerous media and lecture appearances, including colleges and universities.