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What Doesn't Kill You

Heritage Radio Network

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.

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.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

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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.

Twitter:

@kcorrigank

Language:

English

Contact:

BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

The State of American Drinking Water

5/13/2021
Legal expert Valerie Baron from Natural Resources Defense Council joins to discuss the existential threat to safe, available drinking water across the United States. Topics include The Clean Water Act and regulatory standards, PFAS and other contaminants in the water supply, the effects of climate change, and new leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a...

Duration:00:46:00

Iowa has had enough of CAFOs

4/5/2021
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Art Cullen comes on to talk about the pressure of the hog industry on Iowa's environment, joined by Wisconsin Farmer Lisa Doerr. Support the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation here. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:45:19

More scandals in meatpacking

3/22/2021
Leah Douglas reports on a Smithfield meatpacking plant in California whose negligence has exposed hundreds of workers to Covid, and thousands of people in the surrounding community. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:37:19

Just Eat! with Barry Estabrook

3/15/2021
Award winning journalist Barry Estabrook shares his insights on the multibillion dollar industry that is the diet industry. Fascinating and funny. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:47:46

Draining the "Big Food" Swamp

3/8/2021
Draining the "Big Food" Swamp is an in depth report on lobbying money in politics backed by major food and beverage corporations. Buying politicians and skewing legislation is the game. Executive Director of Feed the Truth, Lucy Martinez Sullivan joins to highlight key points. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:50:11

Migrant workers and the H2A visa Program

2/22/2021
H2A visa workers, those who pick and harvest our food, are some of the most abused and least protected of all labor categories. David Bacon, author of a new report on the subject joins to describe their plight and what measures the Biden Administration needs to adopt to halt this abuse. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:41:29

The Poultry Industy Pays fines, Pleads guilty to price fixing

2/8/2021
Anti-trust lawyer and University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus Peter Carstensen joins to discuss the recent fines and settlements extracted from the poultry industry in the wake of investigations into price fixing and collusion. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:54:10

New Dietary Guidelines; what didn't but should have changed!

2/5/2021
Journalist Greta Moran digs into the new version of the National Dietary Guidelines so the rest of us don't have to. Big surprise! Industry dictates what they are going to be. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:41:16

Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food from Sustainable to Suicidal.

1/27/2021
Mark Bittman, former NYTimes columnist and noted author joins to discuss his newest book. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Processing by becoming a member! Processing is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:49:38

Rebuilding dairy in Pennsylvania

1/18/2021
Aaron DeLong of Pasa Sustainable Agriculture in PA will describe his organizations efforts to recharge and rebuild Pennsylvania's dairy industry Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:43:17

The latest on COVID-19 in food processing with Leah Douglas

12/17/2020
In this update, Leah talks about her most recent piece for FERN detailing how numbers are underreported in meatpacking plants in North Carolina, and no agency is regulating them. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:38:23

USDA nominations; new legislation to support Black farmers

12/10/2020
Tom Philpott from Mother Jones comes by to chat about who is in the running for the Secretary of Agriculture, and to discuss newly introduced legislation to recompense and support Black farming families. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:59:24

Meat Industry gets its way on line speeds

11/30/2020
Amanda Hitt from the Government Accountability Projects Food Integrity campaign comes back to talk about the increases in line speed jammed through by the industry and the Trump administration. What does this mean for consumers, food safety, and workers? Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:48:37

How Biden is likely to react to Trump administration roll backs on protections for food and farming

11/23/2020
The Counter's senior reporter Claire Brown joins Katy Keiffer to describe her team's predictions on rules rolled back by Trump. Their conversation covers topics as varied as SNAP, WOTUS (the EPA's efforts to define "waters of the United States"), and pesticide use. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:34:09

Monthly recap on the Covid Map with Leah Douglas

11/2/2020
Leah Douglas comes back for her monthly wrap of Covid news in the meatpacking industry. Who is collecting data? Where is it going? Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:42:42

Climate change and resiliency in agriculture

10/26/2020
Reporter for Civil Eats, and Farm Report host and producer Lisa Held gives a look at what a Biden presidency might mean for addressing the impact of climate change on agriculture. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:44:54

Trump Administration Cancels USDA Wage Survey; Tens of Thousands of Farmworkers Will Suffer Massive Wage Cuts

10/19/2020
As if being a farmworker could get any worse, the Trump administration, via USDA has killed a critical report that determines wages for farmworkers, all but guaranteeing even less income in the coming year. Why and how is explained by Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice.org Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:42:32

How one dairy farm beat the Covid business blues

10/12/2020
Wright's Dairy farm in northern Rhode Island INCREASED profitability during Covid. Huh? Image courtesy of Cathryn Kennedy. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Why Food? by becoming a member! Why Food? is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:38:06

Weather and agriculture

9/28/2020
Michigan Meteorologist and professor of Geography at MSU, Jeff Andreson, joins to talk about how changing weather patterns are affecting agricultural communities. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:51:13

OSHA fines big meatpackers. Are they kidding?

9/21/2020
In our monthly roundup with Leah Douglas we talk about the recent fines levied on Smithfield and JBS by OSHA. Spoiler alert, they are barely even fines. Meanwhile the companies continue to see significant numbers of Covid. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:38:38