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Maryn McKenna

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Maryn McKenna: Epidemics & Pandemics in the Modern World

Health is Everything™

Think that COVID-19 virus is the greatest potential infectious threat facing the modern world? Think again. In this podcast, noted journalist and author Maryn McKenna joins host Charles Raison, MD to discuss why our modern lifestyles make us especially vulnerable not just to viruses, but also to bacteria capable of producing a host of frightening illnesses. Unlike viruses, which are generally best dealt with by vaccination, antibiotics have been our primary defense against bacterial infection for almost a century. But these days of protection are coming to an end. It is against this background that we discuss the health risks posed by antibiotic resistance, why we have been unable to bring new antibiotics to market and what we as a society need to do to avoid a return to the days when a scratch could start a lethal infection.Featuring:Maryn McKenna, Award-winning Journalist and Science Writer Host:Charles Raison, Psychiatrist, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Emory UniversityAbout Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health. Follow Us:Blog: Exploring HealthFacebook: @EmoryCSHHInstagram: @EmoryCSHHTwitter: @EmoryCSHH

39mins

9 Jul 2020

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Maryn McKenna: COVID-19, Foresight & Hindsight

Health is Everything™

Maryn McKenna is an award-winning journalist and science writer who has spent decades studying pandemics and other issues on the frontline of infectious disease and health. Join guest host, Charles Raison, as Maryn provides insider knowledge on the COVID pandemic. They discuss how COVID compares to past pandemics; how and why the COVID pandemic happened; what we might have done differently to protect ourselves; and what we can do now to minimize the risk of COVID to our health and economy.Featuring:Maryn McKenna, Award-winning Journalist and Science Writer Host:Charles Raison, Psychiatrist, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Emory UniversityExplore MoreMedicine’s Long, Thin Supply ChainAmid Coronavirus Fears, a Mask Shortage Could Spread GloballyOnline Course – Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the futureMaryn McKenna's websiteAbout Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health. Follow Us:Blog: Exploring HealthFacebook: @EmoryCSHHInstagram: @EmoryCSHHTwitter: @EmoryCSHH

20mins

6 May 2020

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Interview with Maryn McKenna, author of Big Chicken and global health specialist

Eat Well, Travel Often Podcast

Today’s interview could not be more timely. I am speaking with Maryn McKenna, an independent journalist and author, specializing in public health, global health, and food policy.  When I first reached out to interview Maryn, I was fascinated to talk with her about her book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.  But since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, I pivoted our conversation to discuss what we are all concerned about. Not only has Maryn reported from farms and food production sites but on epidemics and disasters including a bird-testing unit on the front lines of West Nile virus, an Arctic graveyard of the victims of the 1918 flu, an AIDS treatment center in Yunnan, a polio-eradication team in India, and epidemic of avian flu. She has reported on outbreaks like H5N1, anthrax, West Nile, SARS, H1N1, and Ebola. She is the creator of the site Today in Ebolanoia, which has been cited in medical and biodefense literature for documenting public overreaction to disease threats, and her work has also appeared in the Annals of Emergency Medicine and the Bulletin of the History of Medicine. I could have talked with her for hours. She is a wealth of knowledge on the food industry and COVID-19. Links to Maryn McKenna’s social media and other items mentioned in the interview.Instagram @marynmckFacebook: @MarynMcKennaAuthorTwitter: @marynmckWebsite: https://marynmckenna.comTed Talk: What do we do when antibiotics don’t work anymore?Books: Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World EatsSuper Bug: The Fatal Menace of MRSABeating Back the Devil: On The Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence ServiceArticle about tics and meat allergy: Why are so many people getting a meat allergy?Hand Sanitizer RecipeCombine in a bowl — ⅔-cup rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol)⅓-cup aloe vera gel.Stir and Decant into a clean soap or pump bottle.Show Credits:This episode was hosted by Melissa GoldbergSpecial thanks to my Program Director and Producer Shea GuntherYou can learn more about me at www.eatwelltraveloften.net.Email melissa@eatwelltraveloften.netInstagram @eatwelltraveloftenpodcastFacebook @eatwelltraveloftenpodcast

54mins

16 Mar 2020

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How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats - with Maryn McKenna

Doing Good Through Food

Our guest this week is with Maryn McKenna - an award winning independent journalist and an author who specialises in public health, global health and food policy.Maryn is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University - and the author of the 2017 bestseller “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats”, which was released in the UK in February this year as “Plucked! The Truth About Chicken”.Her 2015 TED Talk, "What do we do when antibiotics don't work any more?", has been viewed more than 1.5 million times and translated into 33 languagesIn this episode we discuss:How and why antibiotic resistance occursWhat a world without the antibiotics we rely on would look likeThe link between food and antibiotic resistanceHow antibiotics are used in meat farmingWhy they are used largely in healthy animalsThe farming practices that are needed if antibiotic use is to be reducedHow we can help the situation as consumers and as food industry professionalsIf you are interested in the issues raised and would like to look into them more deeply, the place to begin is Maryn’s fantastic book: Plucked!There are also a lot of resources, further reading etc available on her website

1hr 6mins

17 Jun 2018

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32: Maryn McKenna

Town Hall Seattle Science Series

We often take for granted the ubiquity of chicken in the American diet. Acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna bypassed our familiarity with a fascinating history of chicken in her book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Changed Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. She took the stage to share her chronicle of how economic, political, and cultural forces converged to make America’s favorite meat a hidden danger. McKenna brought us on an extraordinary journey from the vast poultry farms of the United States to laboratories, kitchens, and sidewalk markets around the world. She highlighted how routine use of antibiotics transformed agriculture, changed the world’s eating habits, and contributed to the deadly rise of drug-resistant infections around the globe. Join us for a conversation on how this common backyard bird became an industrial commodity impacting human health around the world—and learn about companies, activists, farmers and chefs who are carving a path back to better, safer food. Recorded live at Impact Hub by Town Hall Seattle on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

1hr 4mins

12 Feb 2018

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Sustainable Dish Episode 56: Big Chicken with Maryn McKenna

Sustainable Dish Podcast

On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast I speak with Maryn McKenna, author of the Big Chicken, about antibiotic use in chickens and how that contributes to the creation of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

32mins

23 Jan 2018

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Big Chicken with Maryn McKenna & Grief with Paula Shaw

Moments with Marianne

Big Chicken with Maryn McKennaMaryn McKenna is a journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health and food policy. She has reported from epidemics and disasters, and farms and food production sites, on most of the continents, including a field hospital in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, a Thai village erased by the Indian Ocean tsunami, a bird-testing unit on the front lines of West Nile virus, an Arctic graveyard of the victims of the 1918 flu, an AIDS treatment center in Yunnan, a polio-eradication team in India, breweries in France, a “Matrix for chickens” in the Netherlands, and the Midwestern farms devastated by the 2015 epidemic of avian flu.She writes about science and food for National Geographic and for magazines and websites in the United States and Europe, including The New York Times Magazine, NPR, Newsweek, Vice, FiveThirtyEight, Wired, Scientific American, Slate, Modern Farmer, Nature, The Atlantic, and The Guardian. She is the author of the award-winning books SUPERBUG and BEATING BACK THE DEVIL: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. http://marynmckenna.comGrief, When Will This Pain Ever End with Paula ShawPAULA SHAW, CADC, DCEP is a Grief and Addictions Therapist. She is also a Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker and Transition Radio Talk Show Host. For more than 20 years, Paula has been passionate about helping people navigate the stress of Change and Challenge. She uses mind/body tools and techniques to help people ease and eliminate stress, depression, anxiety and the conditions they exacerbate like weight gain, relationship distress, career challenges, lack of energy and self-destructive, addictive behavior. http://www.paulashaw.com

1hr 2mins

6 Nov 2017

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Maryn McKenna's <i>Big Chicken,</i> Part 1

Science Talk

Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats . (Part 1 of 2)

30mins

18 Oct 2017

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Maryn McKenna Interview

Food Sleuth Radio

Did you know that most meat animals in the United States are currently raised with the assistance of antibiotics? Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in animals, not humans, and their use contributes to antibiotic resistance, which the United Nations calls “the greatest and most urgent global risk.” Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Maryn McKenna, author of  “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern  Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.” McKenna describes the extraordinary history of antibiotic use,  when the drugs were added to lipstick, ice, and painted on the outside of meat cuts, and the consequences we face today from not heeding warnings about the misuse of these precious drugs. Chickens were the first animals to get growth promoter antibiotics and they may be the first to be raised without them, thanks to growing consumer awareness and pressure in the  marketplace.Related website: www.bigchickenthebook.com

28mins

13 Oct 2017

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Big Chicken: Maryn McKenna | Ep. 13

Real Food Media

What does your chicken nugget have to do with the globe-spanning crisis of antibiotic resistant bacteria? Maryn McKenna tells all.

48mins

5 Sep 2017

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