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Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Not just where it’s grown today, but where it originally popped up in the world? Have you ever bit into a delicious ripe fruit and wondered, hey – why is it this color? What’s responsible for this amazing flavor? Is this good for my health? Could it even be medicinal?

Foodie Pharmacology is a science podcast built for the food curious, the flavor connoisseurs, chefs, science geeks, plant lovers and adventurous taste experimenters out in the world! Join American ethnobotanist Dr. Cassandra Quave on this adventure through history, medicine, cuisine and molecules as she explores the amazing pharmacology of our foods

Apr 27, 2020

 

Dr. Janelle Marie Baker is Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Athabasca University in northern Alberta, Canada. Her research is on sakâwiyiniwak (Northern Bush Cree) experiences with wild food contamination in Treaty No. 8 territory, which is currently an area of extreme extraction of oil sands (bitumen)...


Apr 22, 2020

Human and planetary health are linked to biodiversity in ways that are not always clear or appreciated by the public. Even as more species are disappearing in the wild and becoming threatened with extinction, others are being introduced to new environments. This raises questions of how such environmental changes will...


Apr 20, 2020

Hello fellow foodies! One of my favorite ways to start off a meal at any Asian restaurant is with a lovely bowl of steaming hot miso soup. It wasn’t until recently that I learned that miso is actually a fermented product made from beans – often from soy! I never thought about the possibility of making miso from...


Apr 13, 2020

Fermentation makes food more shelf stable, nutritious and delicious! Some ferments can also boost your health through promoting a healthy gut microbiome and strengthening immunity. The amazing thing is that through implementation of some simple steps, anyone can start fermenting at home using the wild microbes found on...


Apr 6, 2020

If you’ve ever heard of the mind-altering effects of some interesting edible cacti like Peyote and San Pedro before, but aren’t super familiar with the cultural history and pharmacology of these plants, then this is the podcast episode for you! Join me as I speak with author and expert on psychedelic drugs, Mike...