June 05, 2023

Season 2 Episode 16

Food Systems Planning


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The American food system is complex. Growing a tomato in your front yard may actually be illegal while school children may be forced to eat processed foods made thoudans of miles from town. Maggi Adamek breaks down why planning for food is essential to a healthier population and how our current system influences numerous aspects of our health. From drive-thrus to dragonfruit, this episode is unlike any we have done so far. 


Maggi Adamek, PhD is the CEO of Terra Soma. Terra Soma, LLC, is a woman/Native American owned agency in the Twin Cities (with a satellite office in Washington state) that partners at all scales with government, tribal, non-profit, philanthropic, educational, and private sector organizations–including cross-sector collaborations–to advance the public good.

Maggi blends her skills as an organizer, network weaver, adult learning expert, capacity builder, social change movement designer, strategic communicator, and facilitator to equip and empower diverse communities to thrive. Nationally recognized for her unique, impact-oriented approach to helping people and partnerships create healthy communities, Maggi provides clients with clear, strategic counsel and comprehensive, creative support as they execute initiatives designed to benefit the public good. Maggi serves on the American Swedish Institute’s Board of Directors and is a former Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow.

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For this episode we departed from the whiskey pairing and did a cocktail pairing instead. We chose the Bee’s Knees, which uses gin as its base spirit, because of the role bees play in sustaining our food systems. The recipe we used is from the Death & Co. book. Enjoy! 

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2 oz Gin 

3/4 oz Honey Syrup

3/4 oz lemon juice

3 dashed Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters

A classic prohibition cocktail!

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