The Politics of Food

Pantry Paratus Radio talks with author and entrepreneur David Gumpert about Food Rights and his role in moderating the upcoming Joe vs. Joel debate. Join us to discuss supply, demand, and politics of food.

Formerly the small business editor for the Harvard Business Review and later the senior editor for Inc., Magazine. David knows how the biz works. The trouble is that food is now big business in America, actually one of the few industries we still have left. Couple that with the fact that America’s soils are (still) rich enough to produce commodity crops by the megaton and you have an emerging narrative rife with political funding, corporate cronyism and literally the power of life and death—perhaps food should be tucked away with the other unmentionables like politics and religion. With a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an advanced degree in Journalism from Columbia, I hope that you enjoy our chat about food rights with the designated moderator for the Joe vs. Joel debate, the one and only David Gumpert.


David Gumpert on Pantry Paratus Radio

Lance Baker, Survivalist Expo Promoter

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Tony interviews Lance Baker of the Survivalist Expo. In this episode, they discuss:

  1. Lance Baker & the Monsanto March
  2. Monsanto & the Critical Aspect of Teamwork In Order to Succeed
  3. Current Shutdown & Debt Ceiling Vote



Cindy Thompson, “Life Changes, Be Ready!” Expo

Cindy Thompson, Owner and Promoter, Life Changes Be Ready Expo near Orlando FL, was the guest hostess on this episode of the Doctor Prepper C.P.R. Talk Show. She introduced some major presenters for the Expo to be held on Nov. 2 & 3, 2013 in Lakeland FL.

Donna Miller, author, blogger, online store owner, and Prepare Magazine editor will present “Off-the-Grid Cooking with the Power of the Sun.”  Her favorite part of her preparedness life is holding classes & ladies retreats for people to learn hands-on skills such as home milling, solar cooking, home canning and more.

Donna is the hostess of “Your Preparation Station” on Preparedness Radio Network. She also is an Adjunct Instructor for Frontier Christian University, and is currently developing the Curriculum for their Preparedness Course. She and her husband are the founders of Millers Grain House and, Your Preparation Station and PREPARE Magazine and are the Organizers of WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC and FL Panhandle Preparedness Group in Tallahassee.

“Homegrown Food on Every Table” is the mission of Marjory Wildcraft’s organization. Marjory has been called the “Martha Stewart of Self-Reliance” as she is a regular guest on many national radio and television shows. Most recently, Marjory was featured as an expert in sustainable living by National Geographic.

She is the author of several books, but is best known for her video series “Grow Your Own Groceries” which helps you create an organic food producing paradise in your backyard. “Grow Your Own Groceries” is widely used by homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world. Marjory has an online resource center for backyard food production where you can find inspiration, humor, and practical steps for getting homegrown food on your dinner table.

Marjory will present 2 different classes:  “Finding the Perfect Survival Retreat” (Saturday)and “Grow Your Own Groceries” (Sunday).

A special presentation will be given by co-presenters Travis Fox and David Crawford: “Preparedness entertainment – changing public opinion one viewer at a time.”

Travis Fox is a security consultant, disaster planning specialist, and firearms instructor. After responding to disasters around the globe, Travis formed Reel Equity Funding (a film production company) to create high-quality movies that highlight the need for preparedness. Travis feels strongly that the entertainment media can be used as a positive influence, and has secured the rights to produce the blockbuster book “Lights Out” into a movie series. Travis will lead the effort as Executive Producer, and is dedicated to making the project a reality. Travis resides in Sanibel Island, FL with his wife and two children.

David Crawford, author of “Lights Out” is an avid outdoorsman who likes to hunt, fish, hike, bike off-road, and shoot. He is a 4th level black belt with the American Society of Karate where he teaches kids and adults. Crawford resides in San Antonio TX with his wife and two children, and is excited to see Lights Out become a motion picture!

Cindy Thompson, Life Changes, Be Ready!