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Can we have quality and quantity? What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health shows why what’s good for the land is good for us, too.

WHAT YOUR FOOD ATE

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn are joined by two experts on food science and soil biology: David Montgomery, a geomorphologist and professor at the University of Washington, and biologist and environmental planner, Anne Biklé, their new book is What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health.

What Your Food Ate delivers a new truth: the roots of good health start on farms. Montgomery and Biklé marshal evidence from recent and forgotten science to share how the health of the soil ripples through to that of crops, livestock, and ultimately us.


Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.