Voices of Montana Upcoming Show Calendar

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  • Bob Quinn & Liz Carlisle & Their Upcoming Book “Grain by Grain” Montana’s Organic Farming

    Bob Quinn & Liz Carlisle & Their Upcoming Book “Grain by Grain” Montana’s Organic Farming

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    2019.04.15

    Let’s talk about the high cost of cheap food. As one of the main themes of my upcoming book, Grain by Grain (in stores on March 5th), we can no longer afford the high cost of cheap food. There have been two main goals regarding our food supply since World War II: The first is for food to be plentiful and the second is for that food to be cheap. As the laws of supply-and-demand go, being plentiful and being cheap usually go hand-in-hand. So the goal was easy to achieve. But these goals are achieved at the expense of everything else!

    We’re starting to recognize the very high cost of our cheap and abundant food and we don’t pay this cost at the checkout counter when we buy our groceries.

    • Farmers pay it financially with low profits for their crops.
    • Rural communities pay it with the decline of local farms and income.
    • Our planet pays it with increasing evidence of pollution in our food and water (Roundup Rain, aka glyphosate).
    • And people pay it with poor health.

    WE pay the high cost of cheap food! Our families. Our friends. Our neighbors.

    These high costs were unintended, for the most part. They are consequences of a system focused only on price and yield—cheap and plentiful. But they failed to take into account the effects it would have on all the connecting parts.

    There used to be a common saying regarding action and consequence that went something like, “We cannot pick up one end of the stick without picking up the other end.” With our emerging understanding of how everything is interrelated and interdependent, rather than compare the relationship between cause and effect to two ends of a stick, I think it’s more like a giant web. When one part if affected, no matter how small or how far away, the whole is affected.

    With a single focus on cause and effect, the goal of cheap and abundant food was achieved by focusing on increasing yields and efficiency. And increased yields and efficiency meant the industrialization of both agriculture and food processing, using more chemicals and bigger machinery. But there was little (or no) thought given to the consequences to anything or anybody beyond “cheap and abundant food.” Whether the decision was a horrible case of naivety or outright deception, I couldn’t say and it doesn’t matter. Unintended consequences are a normal result of almost all human activity throughout history. Mistakes can be forgiven and made right if they are recognized in time and steps are taken to correct them. But if mistakes are ignored, covered up, or denied—blatant lies and false assurances that all is well and there’s nothing to worry about—they are harder to forgive and harder to overcome.

    In the weeks to come, I will touch on each of these areas affected by the high cost of cheap food in more detail. After all, we can only fix a problem once it is recognized and the source of the problem is identified. We know what the problem is and we know the cause. Now is the time to change.

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  • Jason DeShaw-National Award Winning Speaker and Singer/Songwriter From Montana

    Jason DeShaw-National Award Winning Speaker and Singer/Songwriter From Montana

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    2019.04.17

    Jason DeShaw is a cowboy, born and raised in Montana. He is a national award-winning speaker and singer/songwriter. He has recorded six albums, toured seven countries, and performed with Little Big Town. Behind the scenes, Jason nearly lost his life to mental illness and addiction, and is living proof that hope is worth believing in.

    Serenity in the Storm is Jason DeShaw’s presentation – A story of hope, set to the soundtrack of his life. His journey to help others has taken him to schools, communities, and psychiatric hospitals across the nation, as well as sharing the merits of compassion with professionals in law enforcement and medicine. He received the Champions Award in Washington D.C. for “exhibiting courage, leadership and service on behalf of all people living with mental illness.”

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