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Food production is a curious business. It seems so straightforward, and yet it is so nuanced, layered, complex, and political. What Doesn’t Kill You; Food Industry Insights endeavors to identify and explain some of the key issues in our food system through interviews with journalists, authors, scientists, activists, and industry experts. Water rights, meat and agricultural production, food waste, labor issues, and new technologies are just some of the topics explored so we can better understand how to feed the future.

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Food production is a curious business. It seems so straightforward, and yet it is so nuanced, layered, complex, and political. What Doesn’t Kill You; Food Industry Insights endeavors to identify and explain some of the key issues in our food system through interviews with journalists, authors, scientists, activists, and industry experts. Water rights, meat and agricultural production, food waste, labor issues, and new technologies are just some of the topics explored so we can better understand how to feed the future.

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By Heatherannh - Apr 17 2018
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I was excited to download this podcast. Played the April 16th episode, then unsubscribed and deleted the podcast. I was hoping to learn about the food industry, not listen to alt-right opinions.

Love this show

By nirenire - Jan 08 2014
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Katy kills it! Give me more!

iTunes Ratings

21 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
2
2
1
4

Really disappointed.

By Heatherannh - Apr 17 2018
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I was excited to download this podcast. Played the April 16th episode, then unsubscribed and deleted the podcast. I was hoping to learn about the food industry, not listen to alt-right opinions.

Love this show

By nirenire - Jan 08 2014
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Katy kills it! Give me more!

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What Doesn't Kill You

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Food production is a curious business. It seems so straightforward, and yet it is so nuanced, layered, complex, and political. What Doesn’t Kill You; Food Industry Insights endeavors to identify and explain some of the key issues in our food system through interviews with journalists, authors, scientists, activists, and industry experts. Water rights, meat and agricultural production, food waste, labor issues, and new technologies are just some of the topics explored so we can better understand how to feed the future.

Episode 84: The Gulf’s Dead Zone with Paul Greenberg

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This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer talks with Paul Greenberg about the state of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Paul is the author of the James Beard Award winning New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and a regular contributor to The New York Times. He is currently a fellow with The Blue Ocean Institute and in April became the writer-in-residence at New York’s The South Street Seaport Museum. His next book American Catch — a book about how we lost and how we might regain American local seafood, will be published by The Penguin Press. Katy and Paul discuss his recent article published in American Prospect and FERN entitled “A River Runs Through It” about ‘the dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico. How are fertilizers causing algae blooms in the Mississippi that monopolize oxygen? Find out how corn production lends itself to agricultural runoff. Find out if it’s possible to regulate nutrient-runoff along the entire length of the Mississippi. How is nutrient loading affecting the fishing industry in the United States? Find out all of this and more on this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You! Thanks to our sponsor, Heritage Foods USA. Music provided by Dead Stars.

“So much agriculture is running on auto-pilot. You don’t need as many people to run a farm anymore. If you were to put switching on your tiling, it would take too much time or money, and it wouldn’t be worth it.” [10:50]

“Any time you see a lot of soil without a cover crop, that soil can be carried by rainwater into a watershed.” [11:25]

Paul Greenberg on What Doesn’t Kill You

Sep 22 2013

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Episode 288: Agroforestry, an ancient concept with future implications

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New interest in an ancient agricultural technnique brought together several thousand educators, scientists, and activists at a conference in France. With Erik Hoffner of Mongabay.com.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jun 18 2019

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Episode 68: Ten Years of Food Politics with Dr. Marion Nestle

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Dr. Marion Nestle joins Katy Keiffer for this week’s What Doesn’t Kill You to talk about the tenth anniversary of her seminal book, Food Politics. Tune into this episode to hear Dr. Nestle and Katy talk about the inspiration for the book, and how cancer research influenced ‘the food movement’. Why is Dr. Nestle optimistic about the future of health and good food? Listen in to find out Dr. Nestle’s opinions about Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign, and why food labeling is duping consumers into believing that junk food is healthy. This program has been brought to you by Route 11 Potato Chips. Thanks to Dead Stars for today’s music.

“When we started Food Studies at NYU in 1996, there was only one other school that had something like that, but now- everybody has some sort of food program.” [7:50]

“That’s where policy comes in; there’s a reason why some foods cost less than others, and it’s not because one is cheaper to produce.” [12:00]

Dr. Marion Nestle on What Doesn’t Kill You

May 12 2013

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Episode 93: In Meat We Trust

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This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is joined via the phone lines by Maureen Ogle, author of In Meat We Trust to talk about the history and evolution of the meat industry in the United States over the past 140 years! Learn how ideas surrounding animal agriculture led to colonizers taking land from Native Americans. Find out how World War II initiated factory farming and the onset of automated feeding procedures. Learn how health figures like Ancel Keys greatly hurt the meat industry’s profits after publishing some untrue nutritional deficits of beef. How did Ralph Nader’s influence turn the country on to meatless meals? Tune in to hear Maureen weigh in on how our nation can turn around its food system. This program has been sponsored by White Oak Pastures. Music by Dead Stars.



“Anything that went wrong with the food system – no matter what the issue was – the meat packer’s were to blame!” [8:45]

Maureen Ogle on What Doesn’t Kill You

Dec 15 2013

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Episode 58: Waste Water with Jim Pynn

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What happens to our waste water and how does it get cleaned? Find out on Straight, No Chaser as Katy Keiffer chats with Jim Pynn, Superintendent at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Get down and dirty as Jim explains the three steps in waterwaste treatment, including a very interesting process of using microorganisms. Find out what kinds of regulations are in place for businesses to account for chemicals in wastewater and learn how the city dealt with the effects Super Storm Sandy had on our wastewater infrastructure. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

“Modern waste water treatment plants were not meant for metals and petroleums. NYC has an industrial pre-treatment program. anybody with a business in NY has to report their chimerical usage to DEP and we have the right to monitor it. Any excess chemicals are the responsibility of the business.” [12:00]

–Jim Pynn, Superintendent at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Feb 24 2013

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Episode 72: Eben Bayer of Ecovative Design

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Eben Bayer and Ecovative Design are revolutionizing the packaging industry using mushrooms and agricultural waste. This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer calls up Eben to get the scoop on Ecovative Design. Eben is the CEO and co-founder Ecovative, a bio-materials company that grows sustainable materials and products using unique living organisms. Ecovative has been recognized by the World Economic forum as a Tech Pioneer, for its potential impact on climate change by the PostCode Lottery Green Challenge, and recently won an environmental quality award from the EPA. Ecovative has been widely covered in the media, including articles in Wired Magazine, Popular Science, and Time. Tune into this episode to learn why mushroom mycelium offers a sustainable and earth-friendly alternative to foam. How can Mushroom Packaging change the food service industry? Hear how Eben hopes to implement these new technologies in building and insulation processes. This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market. Thanks to Dead Stars for today’s music.

“Nature is an incredible toolkit of natural polymers… The food packaging marketing is 95% foam and plastic, where I think it could be 95% in the other direction- with natural packaging products instead.” [9:45]

Eben Bayer on What Doesn’t Kill You

Jun 09 2013

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Episode 241: The Great Nutrient Collapse

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Veteran agricultural reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich delves into an obscure but highly impactful aspect of climate change; the loss of nutrients from plant life. As temperatures rise, the nutritional content of the plants we eat including staples such as rice or wheat are declining in proteins and minerals. This could have devastating consequences for human health in future decades particularly as the planet continues to warm. Scientists are only now beginning to investigate this troubling trend, and certainly not fast enough to evolve new plant varieties in time to stave off the worst effects.

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Nov 06 2017

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Episode 75: Antibiotics with Dr. Scott Hurd

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Today on What Doesn’t Kill You, Dr. Scott Hurd, Associate Professor and Director of the Food Risk Modeling and Policy Laboratory at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa, talks with us over the phone about antibiotics in our food system today. He also served as Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety at the USDA in 2008, and in this position he directed all federal meat and poultry inspection. Learn where Dr. Hurd stands in the antibiotic debate, and our current state in terms of developing new drugs, getting new antibiotics to our farmers, and creating a better animal and livestock industry within our communities. Dr. Hurd also goes in depth with current legislation for passing new antibiotics within Congress, and provides a solution for solving the animal infectious diseases problem. Tune in to see how the current state of antibiotics is changing rapidly within our food system today, and how finding a way to present this issue to the media and consumers is such a key component in solving the problem. Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Today’s break music has been provided by takstar.

“Bottom line, what they’re left with on the farm right now are ancient antibiotics. They need us to help them.” [15:20]

Dr. Scott Hurd on What Doesn’t Kill You

Jun 30 2013

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Episode 261: Formerly Known as Food: How the Industrual Food System is Changing our Minds, Bodies, and Culture

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Kristin Lawless has written a highly provocative book that assigns the blame for many of society's ills on a food industry run amok. Whether its how we feed our young, the impact of chemicals on our bodies, the incidence of chronic disease, and the economic, gender, and racial disparities, a surprising number of connections can be made between big food and social injustice. Its a fascinating and scary read, as well as a thoughtful analysis of what will be required to take back food, and return people and the environment to good health.

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Jun 04 2018

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Episode 48: Pesticides, Herbicides, and Genetics with Dr. Charles Benbrook

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This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is geeking out with Dr. Charles Benbrook. Dr. Benbrook is a research professor at the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University. He is the program leader of “Measure to Manage: Farm and Food Diagnostics for Sustainability and Health.” His career has focused on developing science-based systems for evaluating the public health, environmental, and economic impacts of changes in agricultural systems, biotechnology, and policy. He has worked extensively on pesticide use and risk assessment, and the development of bio-intensive Integrated pest Management. He played an important role in the evolution of the 1996 “Food Quality Protection Act,” and has produced multiple reports on agricultural biotechnology. Tune into this episode to hear about herbicide-resistant crops, and whether or not they will be a solution to extravagant herbicide usage. Learn the differences between GMO crops and hybridized plants. Are resistant insect populations a worry for farmers in the United States? Hear about some commonly used herbicides, and their health and environmental concerns. Click here for a study concerning toxicity and Roundup-resistance. This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

“This largest group of GE crops that have been planted around the world since 1996, they really don’t have anything to do with increased yields. In fact, the evidence suggests a small yield drag as a result of the genetic transformation that renders them tolerant to applications of this Roundup herbicide…” [4:55]

“I’m just trying to keep the industry honest. You will still find claims by so-called experts that today’s GE crops are reducing pesticide use. It’s just not true!” [32:00]

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Dec 02 2012

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Episode 90: Alfredo Gomez on Inspection Models

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J. Alfredo Gomez serves as a Director in the Natural Resources and Environment team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). He is responsible for overseeing the team’s work in environmental protection and food safety issues. His environment and food safety portfolio currently includes work in cleanup of hazardous substances, drinking and clean water issues, ecosystem restoration, pesticides, toxic chemicals, climate change, and USDA’s and FDA’s efforts to provide a safe food supply. On today’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer speaks with Alfredo on the issue of HIMP, the HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project, and asks him more about the 15-year old pilot program and it’s effectiveness. With GAO recently publishing a report on HIMP, Alfredo explains his concerns about the program and poultry standards. Later,Alfredo speaks about the recent salmonella outbreak within Foster Farms chickens, and explains whether HIMP could have been a factor in this recent event. This program has been sponsored by Tabard Inn. Music by Hardbodies.

“GAO talks to everybody, we gather comments, and we draft our reports to make sure we get our facts correct.” [18:35]

Alfredo Gomez on What Doesn’t Kill You

Nov 17 2013

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Episode 230: Monsanto gets BUSTED!

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Journalist Carey Gillam has been rooting around in the glyphosate archives and comes up with some studies from 1985 that show tumors in mice, but those were neatly suppressed. Tune in to hear what else she found out.

Jun 26 2017

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Episode 54: Superbugs with Maryn McKenna

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Maryn McKenna is talking resistant bacteria with Katy Keiffer on this week’s Straight, No Chaser! Maryn is an independent journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health and food policy, and a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. She is a blogger for Wired, a columnist and contributing editor for Scientific American, and writes frequently for national and international magazines including SELF, TheAtlantic.com, Nature, The Guardian, and more. Her work has also appeared in Health, China Newsweek, MSNBC.com, CNBC.com, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Boston Magazine, Chicago Magazine, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Heart Healthy Living and Georgia Trend among other publications. She is a regular contributor to the Annals of Emergency Medicine.She is the author most recently of SUPERBUG: The Fatal Menace of MRSA. Tune into this episode to learn how agriculture and human medicine are responsible for germs like MRSA. Hear why meat production facilities need to take more responsibility in the realm of food safety. How have today’s active lifestyles encouraged increased medical antibiotic usage? Find out on Straight, No Chaser! Today’s program has been sponsored by Tabard Inn.

“The bacteria (from raw chicken) can get onto things that you might not be cooking to death- lettuce, for instance… We are putting a big burden on the consumer.” [9:45]

“The rapid rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is due to overuse in all areas of human life.” [13:10]

“Is properly raised food only something that people with money can afford?” [25:00]

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Jan 27 2013

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Episode 112: Agriculture, Policy & Politics

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What did we learn from the National Climate Assessment Report? What did the Farm Bill get wrong? What will we do when California runs out of water? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of What Doesn’t Kill You as host Katy Keiffer is joined by friend and frequent guest Tom Philpott, the Food and Ag Correspondent for Mother Jones and cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. He was formerly a columnist and editor for the online environmental site Grist and his work on food politics has appeared in Newsweek, Gastronomica, and the Guardian. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.


“If present trends continue – it will be really really hard to grow much more food on the land here in the United States.” [11:00]

“Very few of the key challenges facing agriculture come up in the Farm Bill.” [16:00]

“I am worried that global trade flows will drive a lot of agricultural change here in the united states that we can’t control.” [29:00]

–Tom Philpott on What Doesn’t Kill You

May 19 2014

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Episode 56: Ag Gag Laws with Emily Meredith

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Emily Meredith and Katy Keiffer talk about monitoring slaughter facilities and ag gag laws on this week’s Straight, No Chaser. Emily Meredith is the communications director for the Animal Agriculture Alliance. Established in 1987, the Animal Agriculture Alliance includes individuals, companies, and organizations who are interested in helping consumers better understand the role animal agriculture plays in providing a safe, abundant food supply to a hungry world. Emily is also a blogger for the industry blog, Meatingplace.com. Tune in to hear Emily and Katy talk about third-party audits, and if they would actually make slaughter processes more transparent. Do organizations like the Human Society hurt the livestock industry? Does Emily believe that animal abuse is systemic? Find out on this week’s Straight, No Chaser! This episode has been sponsored by Bi-Rite Market.

“There is a huge disconnect between the consumer and the producer. This country is fed by less than 2% of the population.” [25:25] — Emily Meredith on Straight, No Chaser

Feb 10 2013

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Episode 295: Arizona is going dry

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Arizona is a high producing agricultural state despite its desert conditions, and it relies obviously on water from far away. Trouble is, it competes with other states for that same water. How to resolve this is the subject of this episode.

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Oct 14 2019

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Episode 245: The Center of the Plate with Alison Rabschnuk

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Is plant-based meat really the meal of the future? Alison Rabschnuk, Director of Corporate Engagement for the Good Food Institute explains how this organization is supporting companies making huge strides in the field of research and development for meat substitutes for the future. It isn't just companies such as Impossible Burger who are developing this alternative, but even the big players such as Tyson are investing. What those products are and how they are formulated to go beyond just a burger substitute are covered in this fascinating discussion about the future of the center of the plate.

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Dec 18 2017

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Episode 42: Author and Food Stylist Libbie Summers

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Libbie Summers returns to Straight, No Chaser! Libbie is an accomplished writer, culinary producer and stylist for television and print media. She is the author of The Whole Hog Cookbook and a forthcoming baking book called Sweet and Vicious. Tune in to hear Libbie talk with Katy Keiffer about the decline of good food in France, and why Southern cuisine has become so fashionable. Learn more about Libbie’s work as a food stylist, and how her styling work informs her everyday life. Libbie and Katy also talk about the upcoming Sweet and Vicious, and how it deviates from the traditional format of baking cookbooks. Hear how food styling has changed since Libbie started working in the industry, and learn what makes a great stylist and designer. This episode has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

“I always reference something with food- if it’s the color of my dress, or a wallpaper I want to use…I realize that food informs everything creatively in my life.” [24:20]

“Forget the look- the look needs to be the client’s look.” [31:37]

Libbie Summers on Straight, No Chaser

Oct 07 2012

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Episode 85: Food Date Labeling with Dana Gunders

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This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is talking expiration date labeling with Dana Gunders of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Recently, the NRDC and The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic just released a report on food waste in the US called “The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America”, and Dana is on the program to review the report and dispel concerns regarding food labeling and food safety. Find out what organizations are in charge of determining “use by” and “sell by” dates, and how governmental regulation could potentially lead to better consistency. Learn how these dates mislead consumers and often lead to unnecessary food waste. How is date labeling also tied up in the controversies surrounding GMO labeling? How should labeling differ between fresh and processed foods? How do food labels affect grocers’ bottom line? Find out all of this and more on this week’s edition of What Doesn’t Kill You! Thanks to our sponsor, Underground Meats. Music provided by Dead Stars.

“The FDA has the authority under current law to provide standardization for food labeling if they wanted to.” [8:15]

“Food-borne illness is a result of contamination, not its age.” [11:00]

Dana Gunders on What Doesn’t Kill You

Sep 29 2013

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Episode 256: Not Everyone Sees the Trade War with China as a Threat to Farmers

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Michael Stumo, CEO of Coalition for a Prosperous America explains why he sees President Trumps efforts to realign trade agreements and impose tariffs as a much needed correction to long abuses of American industry and agriculture. While unable to exactly reassure that the imposition of massive tariffs on our trading partners, especially the Chinese, along with rewriting NAFTA , won't have an negative impact on the agricultural sector, he voices opinions that many of Trumps supporters in the farm belt share.

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Apr 16 2018

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Episode 302: National Young Farmers Coalition

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Caitlin Arnold is National Regional Manager for the National Young Farmers Coalition. She is joined by Alicia Harvie from Farm Aid to discuss the challenges to new and beginning farmers

The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.

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Dec 10 2019

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Episode 301: Towns pushing back against CAFOs

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Leah Douglas illustrates the divisions in ag communities between pro and con CAFOs through a story for the Food and Environment Reporting Network.

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Dec 03 2019

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Episode 300: Workers rights in the Dairy Industry

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Crispin Hernandez came up from Mexico to work in an upstate NY dairy with 10,000 cows. In 3 years he was transformed into an activist, participating in a successful lawsuit against the industry with the help of Rebecca Fuentes and Workers Center of Central New York, and author of Milked.

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Nov 25 2019

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Episode 299: Meat Animal Research Center; Blowing the Whistle on USDA with Dr. Jim Keen

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NYT published a gagging expose of animal cruelty in 2015 at the behest of veterinarian and research scientist Jim Keen. In this episode he describes what they were doing and how we, the taxpayers, were funding it. 

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Nov 18 2019

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Episode 298: Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group It Takes a Region Conference

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What is NESAWG and why should you go to their conference. Tracy Lerman, Director of NESAWG and Angela Davis Angela C. Davis, Director, Division of Food & Nutrition for NJ health and Human Services Dept, explain what work they are doing to promote a better food system in the Northeast.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Nov 07 2019

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Episode 297: GRILLED with Leah Garces

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Leah Garces joins the show to talk about her new book Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 28 2019

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Episode 296: WHAT IS ILSI? THE LOBBYING GROUP YOU NEVER HEAR

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ILSI is a secretive lobbying group that is deployed by major food companies to push their agenda in legislative matters.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 22 2019

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Episode 295: Arizona is going dry

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Arizona is a high producing agricultural state despite its desert conditions, and it relies obviously on water from far away. Trouble is, it competes with other states for that same water. How to resolve this is the subject of this episode.

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Oct 14 2019

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Episode 294: What's the Beef? Cattlemen push back on indus

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Lia Biondo from the US Cattlemen's Association takes us through the troubles for ranchers and feeders.

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Oct 07 2019

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Episode 293: Economic Research Service gives a snapshot of farm income and well being

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How are farmers doing financially in the wake of the trade wars and historically low crop prices.  The ERS, or Economic Research Service agency within the USDA, (yes that agency, now located in Kansas City) keeps tabs on those numbers and what they mean to the agricultural community.

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Oct 01 2019

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Episode 292: Rules Change in Pork Inspection

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Amanda Hitt from the Government Accountability Project gives a long view perspective on the new rules in pork inspection. 

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Sep 23 2019

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Episode 291: Price Fixing in Poultry??? Really?

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FERN Reporter Leah Douglas discusses a recent article on how the poultry industry has been colluding for years on price fixing and wages.

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Sep 16 2019

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Episode 290: The Labor of Lunch

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Author Jennifer Gaddis discusses her new book about The National School Lunch Program.

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Sep 09 2019

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Episode 289: Turning a silk purse from a sow's ear, or in this case from human urine to low cost fertilizer

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The Rich Earth Institute is pioneering technology to capture and convert human urine into no/low cost fertilizer for agriculture. What will it take to make it universal?

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jun 24 2019

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Episode 288: Agroforestry, an ancient concept with future implications

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New interest in an ancient agricultural technnique brought together several thousand educators, scientists, and activists at a conference in France. With Erik Hoffner of Mongabay.com.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jun 18 2019

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Episode 287: Congressional Committees acknowledge climate change when it comes to Agriculture, elsewhere, not so much.

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Alyssa Charney from NSAC reports on recent congressional committee meetings acknowledging the devastating impacts of climate change on farmers. Lip service paid to building resiliency. The question is, will they do anything about it.?

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Jun 03 2019

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Episode 286: Why is Chobani bailing out a school district in Rhode Island?

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Margaret Read a food policy consultant for school districts explains why this national story about school lunch debt is a pretty common occurrence.

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May 20 2019

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Episode 285: Why is the USDA attacking the Economic Research Service?

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Today we talk with Bryce Oates of the Daily Yonder. If you have been paying attention, there has been a fair amount of new about the proposed relocation of the ERS and NIFA, two agencies within the USDA that deal with farming and grants. Moving the agencies from their DC locations keeps them away from legislators who need their information. More alarming still is a new rule that the ERA cannot publish reports without being given an ok by USDA head, and will carry a caveat that says they are not official!

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May 13 2019

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Episode 284: RTE Ancient Grains

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Janet Holt saw a niche for low gluten, ancient and heirloom grains already cooked. She started RTE Cuisine and has some lessons to impart to anyone who thinks they have a great idea!

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May 06 2019

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Episode 283: The Heartland Forum with Art Cullen

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Art Cullen, the Pulitzer Prize winning editor of Iowa's Storm Lake Times joins the show today to talk about the Democratic candidates whose panel he moderated recently at the Heartland Forum.

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Apr 15 2019

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