In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with garden expert and author Ben Cullen on how food fraud may be costing society millions in bad food or food that is not one hundred percent of what you are buying.

Food fraud is when the food in the package does not match what is stated on the label.  One such popular example is when agriculture companies add in crushed olive leaves with dried herbs.

Ben is going to tell us what food fraud is, some of the common examples that you should look out for in the store and how you can combat being a victim of food fraud.

From there, Ben teaches us his herb drying techniques, gives us some popular gardening trends such as fusion gardening, water wise gardening as well as some of his tips he uses in his own garden.

This and so much more in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!


Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

✅ Four generations of Cullen of gardening
✅ Food fraud
✅ Drying herbs
✅ How to make paprika
✅ Fusion Gardening
✅ Water wise gardening
✅ Skree gardening
✅ Using native plants in gardening


Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Toronto Star
Ben & Mark Cullen
✅ Instagram (@markcullen)
✅ Ben's Email (bcullen@markschoice.com)


About this episode's guest, Ben Cullen

Ben’s interest in growing really began while working maintenance at the local golf course through high school, before heading off to the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus where he completed a Diploma in Agriculture.

After working in agricultural research, Ben headed east where a Bachelor’s of Commerce from Dalhousie University in Halifax eventually led him into the food industry.

Three years into the food business, Ben took a break to pursue a dream of traveling overland from London, UK to Shanghai, China.

Now that Ben is back home, he looks forward to channeling his passion for food, travel and growing back into Mark’s original mission – connecting and inspiring people with things that grow.


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Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


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