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Jon Steinman

Jon Steinman is producer and host of Kootenay Coop Radio's program Deconstructing Dinner.

Stories by Jon Steinman


Who Owns Your Grocery Store?

In the age of monolithic grocery giants, food co-ops offer a promising alternative.

By Jon Steinman, 28 Jul 2017


Are Farmer Suicides in India Your Fault?

Deconstructing Dinner presents Palagummi Sainath, author of 'Everybody Loves a Good Drought.'

By Jon Steinman, 27 Feb 2009


Hungry for Change

Podcast:'Deconstructing Dinner' goes to Edmonton for a week of local and global food education.

By Jon Steinman, 8 Feb 2009


Inside the Fish Farm Industry

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' host gets some fishy facts on a salmon farm tour.

By Jon Steinman, 27 Jan 2009


The Future of Farmed Salmon

Podcast: Proposed salmon farm expansion shaping up to be hot election issue.

By Jon Steinman, 19 Jan 2009


Local, Organic and Costly

Podcast: Farmers' market advocate Brent Warner on why good food doesn't come cheap.

By Jon Steinman, 11 Jan 2009


Tainting the Purest Taste Buds

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' weighs in on the Whopper Virgins controversy.

By Jon Steinman, 24 Dec 2008


Tourist Season on the Farm

'Deconstructing Dinner' on whether agritourism is good business, or a necessary evil.

By Jon Steinman, 16 Dec 2008


Beer to Beat Climate Change

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' talks to author Christopher O'Brien about changing the world through brew.

By Jon Steinman, 8 Dec 2008


Homeland (Food) Security

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' features sustainability strategist Richard Balfour.

By Jon Steinman, 1 Dec 2008


Sowing Grain and Goodwill

'Deconstructing Dinner' on how citizens are putting the culture back in agriculture.

By Jon Steinman, 25 Nov 2008


The Oldest Profession

'Deconstructing Dinner' presents writer Luanne Armstrong and her thoughts on the farmer, past and present.

By Jon Steinman, 16 Nov 2008


Harvest Revival

'Deconstructing Dinner' celebrates harvest time with a West Kootenays grain co-op.

By Jon Steinman, 9 Nov 2008


GE-Free in the Kootenays

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' reports from the campaign to ban genetically engineered seed in the Kootenays.

By Jon Steinman, 4 Nov 2008


GE-Free: Could Your Town be Next?

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' follows the GE-Free movement from California to the Kootenays.

By Jon Steinman, 26 Oct 2008


From Field to Flour

Podcast:'Deconstructing Dinner' checks up on a B.C. community grain project and meets the players in this local food system.

By Jon Steinman, 18 Oct 2008


Biotech Nation

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' explores the myths and realities of high-tech farming.

By Jon Steinman, 11 Oct 2008


How to Save the Family Farm?

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' presents the federal election agriculture debate.

By Jon Steinman, 3 Oct 2008


Co-op Thrives in Tough Times

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on how a little money did a lot for one Illinois food co-op.

By Jon Steinman, 26 Sep 2008


The Human Right to Food

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' presents UN dialogue on making the right to food more than just words on paper.

By Jon Steinman, 21 Sep 2008


Meet Your Wheat

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' explores the local grain revolution with a tour of Creston wheat fields.

By Jon Steinman, 13 Sep 2008


The Grain That Fed Canada

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on why Red Fife wheat and other heritage crops are good for the palate and the planet.

By Jon Steinman, 6 Sep 2008


Raising Chickens in the City

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' visits backyard poultry farmers in Nelson.

By Jon Steinman, 1 Sep 2008


Lessons from Cuba

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on organic, energy-efficient food production. Plus: urban farming in Havana.

By Jon Steinman, 24 Aug 2008


Bluegrass Musician Fred Eaglesmith

Plus: the 'Deconstructing Dinner' Cross-Canada Trike Tour heads to Newfoundland.

By Jon Steinman, 17 Aug 2008


Food Ethics

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on personal versus corporate responsibility.

By Jon Steinman, 9 Aug 2008


Local Meat? Not in My Backyard

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' looks at water safety and the proposed Slocan Valley abattoir.

By Jon Steinman, 3 Aug 2008


Slaughterhouse Rules

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' explores the rumours and fears stalling plans for a co-op abattoir in the Slocan Valley.

By Jon Steinman, 25 Jul 2008


Don't Modify My Milk

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on how ice cream giant Unilever is keeping Canadians off dairy.

By Jon Steinman, 20 Jul 2008


The Co-op Alternative

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' looks at community farming in BC.

By Jon Steinman, 14 Jul 2008


The Culture of Meat

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' launches Livestock Lost series with an inside look at factory slaughterhouses.

By Jon Steinman, 5 Jul 2008


Poultry in the City

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on poop, coops and the personal habits of poultry.

By Jon Steinman, 29 Jun 2008


Best of Show

Podcast: Deconstructing Dinner's 100th episode.

By Jon Steinman, 22 Jun 2008


From Rural to Urban

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' supporters tour the country on recumbent bikes, and talk about their rural roots.

By Jon Steinman, 15 Jun 2008


Agri-Business Exposed

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on agri-giant Cargill, Inc.

By Jon Steinman, 7 Jun 2008


Deconstructing Coffee

Podcast: Is organic, fair-trade espresso guilt-free?

By Jon Steinman, 1 Jun 2008


Canada Votes 'No' on GE-Food Labels

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on Bill C-517's defeat in the House of Commons.

By Jon Steinman, 26 May 2008


President Bush on Food Security

Plus: the 'Deconstructing Dinner' Cross-Canada Trike Tour.

By Jon Steinman, 16 May 2008


The Guerrilla Gourmet

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' visits a home-based restaurant in Toronto.

By Jon Steinman, 9 May 2008


'Gardens of Destiny'

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' meets with heritage seed saver Dan Jason.

By Jon Steinman, 3 May 2008


Understanding Omega-3s

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' and author Susan Allport discuss the 'queen of fats.'

By Jon Steinman, 26 Apr 2008


The Global Hops Shortage

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' on organic ale. Plus: biodynamic farming in Abbotsford.

By Jon Steinman, 19 Apr 2008


Seeds of Discontent

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' takes on Monsanto.

By Jon Steinman, 12 Apr 2008


The Emperor Has No Clothes

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' looks at food politics in BC.

By Jon Steinman, 4 Apr 2008


Backyard Chickens

With Bucky Buckaw and his 'Backyard Chicken Broadcast.'

By Jon Steinman, 28 Mar 2008


Water, the Blood of the Earth

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' presents Maude Barlow. Plus: Monsanto pays up.

By Jon Steinman, 21 Mar 2008


The Local Grain Revolution

Plus: Kootenay kids get inspired by 'The Meatrix.'

By Jon Steinman, 14 Mar 2008


So, You Want to Be a Farmer?

Podcast: Who will help raise Canada's food? Why not you?

By Jon Steinman, 8 Mar 2008


Nature as Our Guide

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' looks at how science may mismanage our food supply

By Jon Steinman, 29 Feb 2008


A Truce in the War on Weeds?

Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' hosts peace talks.

By Jon Steinman, 23 Feb 2008


Food for Thought in Our Schools

Podcast: What are we feeding the kids?

By Jon Steinman, 15 Feb 2008


The Future of Food

Podcast: Insights from conscientious cooks and food security experts.

By Jon Steinman, 8 Feb 2008


Birth of a Farmers' Market

Podcast: Nanaimo sprouts a thriving local food experiment.

By Jon Steinman, 2 Feb 2008


Yukon's Big 'No' to GE Crops

Final part of podcast 'Colonizing the Canadian Farmer.'

By Jon Steinman, 25 Jan 2008


Can We Create GE-Free Zones?

Part two of podcast 'Colonizing the Canadian farmer.'

By Jon Steinman, 18 Jan 2008


Deconstructing Dinner

New podcast feature here every Friday.

By Jon Steinman, 11 Jan 2008