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For our show on April 15th, host Brent Ragsdale speaks with Pantaleon Florez, a farmer, chef, and the sole operator of Maseualkualli Farms – a no-till, no fossil fuel cultivation farm in Lawrence, Kansas. Maseualkaulli Farms means “The Peoples’ Farms”.  That means food security, sustainability and people power.  They are dedicated to food security work. Panta Florez is a ServSafe Manager certified cook, and he is always looking for opportunities to cook for people in need.


Panta Florez shows us that where there is hunger and food apartheid, there is no justice. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our entire food system must be reimagined. Unsuspend the food, give the land back, and feed the people. He developed a system that treats food as a public work and creates localized food and employment.

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food insecurity rates nationwide have hovered between 10% and 14% of households since 1998. Within this data, Black and Hispanic households are more than twice as likely to struggle with food security than white households.

To Florez, this means the food assistance programs in place haven’t made significant progress increasing food security.  He says we have to do something different.

EcoRadio KC is glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to ensure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future! We support the work for a future in which humans flourish in a thriving ecosphere. We are all in this together and it will take all of us to make the world safe for human habitation for millennia to come.

This will be a great radio hour!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can about the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”    Margaret Mead

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