Fit to Eat Season 2 Episode 38
Chatting about food in the North with the Arctic Chicken Lady
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Uploaded: 10 May, 2022
Recording Date: 5 May, 2022
Recording Location: Inuvik, NWT
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: Fit to Eat Season 2 Episode 38
Description: As a species, over the past couple hundred thousand years, we – homo sapiens – ended up occupying an amazing range of territories and ecosystems. It is said that we have been able to adapt to living in a broader assortment of locations than any other species. And in all of these settings, from arid deserts to arctic tundra to mountains to swamps to jungles to prairies and beyond, humans were generally self-sufficient in terms of food. Of course, that was before the days of large-scale trading and mercantilism and colonialism and imperialism and capitalism and those traditions that we’ve inherited. And before the days when our diets became globalized.
All of these changes have made food security and food sovereignty in certain regions more tenuous than before. But there are people working to turn this around. Today, we head North, to talk with one of them. I first met our guest today, Ray Solotki, some years ago at a Circumpolar Agriculture Conference in Rovaniemi, Finland, the land of reindeer herding. We had some great chats about strategies for food production in remote communities, and since then our paths have crossed a couple of times. Recently I had a chance to speak with her while a digital recorder was operating. She was at her home in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
Host(s): Ivan Emke
Featured Speakers/Guests: Raygan Solotki
Health > Food and NutritionType: Interview
Regional > Canada > The North
Science and Technology
Environment > Agriculture
Society and Culture