Show: July 29, 2012:
- What makes Amish children less susceptible to allergies?
- Is the rural population underserved by physicians?
- Are painless injections in your future?
- How can urban farming affect impoverished American families?
- Does 'juicing' have significant nutritional value?
- How can primitive language benefit speech disorder treatments?
- Move or Die: Can this phrase revolutionize exercise guidelines?
- Does the secret to health lie in the first 20 minutes of exercise?
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How can urban farming affect impoverished American families?
Interview: Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power, an urban farming project in Milwaukee and author of “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities.”
Will Allen experienced a unique journey to his current position as CEO of Growing Power, an urban farming project in Milwaukee. The son of a sharecropper, he spent the majority of his career playing professional basketball and as a marketing executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Proctor and Gamble. Today, he operates the two-acre Growing Power, within two miles of the largest public housing project in Milwaukee. The plot is capable of producing 40 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables a year as well as supporting tens of thousands of fish. Allen is also the author of “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities” and shares his thoughts with "Sound Medicine" essayist Eric Metcalf on how urban farming can transform the food system in urban communities and the success story behind Growing Power.