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What Doesn't Kill You; a program that explores the policies, professionals, and performance of the food industry in the 21st century.

What Doesn't Kill You; a program that explores the policies, professionals, and performance of the food industry in the 21st century.
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Brooklyn, NY


What Doesn't Kill You; a program that explores the policies, professionals, and performance of the food industry in the 21st century.






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


Episode 238: A Foodie's Guide to Capitalism; Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat

The roots of our food system can be traced back multiple centuries according to author Eric Holt-Gimenez. In a far ranging discussion, just how intertwined food and capitalism is laid bare. The neo liberal economic model brought forth by Reagan and Thatcher has much to do with the current inequities, but they don't bear all the blame. This is a fascinating episode that proposes a major overhaul to how we view our political, economic, and food systems.

Duration: 00:43:51

Episode 237: DACA and the Food Chain

Immigrants rights activist Jose Oliva describes the impact of revoking DACA on the American Food Chain. The effects won't be pretty, and we are already seeing them as produce and fruit rot in fields and on trees due to lack of immigrant labor to harvest. What happens when restaurants have to kick out their workers? We will see the effects in grocery stores, fast food and fine dining, and we aren't going to like it. We need Dreamers and they need our support.

Duration: 00:55:14

Episode 236: This Blessed Earth, a new book by journalist Ted Genoways, author of The Chain

Ted Genoways spent a year following the day to day life of a farming family in Nebraska. What follows is a close up look at the risks and rewards of medium size farming in an Agri-business world. He shows the extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge required to farm successfully, along with just the gut instinct and appetite for gambling that are an essential part of the equation.

Duration: 00:47:24

Episode 235: Big Chicken

The latest from agro journalist Maryn McKenna, Big Chicken, should be rattling more than a few cages. Her exhaustive work on the rise of antibiotic resistant pathogens, largely thanks to the American methods of producing chicken are examined in detail in this excellent book on the industry. It makes a powerful case for consumers to rear up and demand that agriculture take antibiotics for growth promotion and for disease prevention right out of the equation, and to adopt methods that have...

Duration: 00:50:55

Episode 234: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste with Lydia Tenaglia

On this week's episode of What Doesn't Kill You, Katy is joined by documentary filmmaker Lydia Tenaglia of Zero Point Zero Production to talk about Lydia's film Wasted! The Story of Food Waste with Lydia Tenaglia. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, the film shows how the world’s most influential chefs battle food waste — transforming what most people consider garbage, scraps, and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people, impact...

Duration: 00:41:12

Episode 233: Food and Farm Discussion Lab – A Social Media Experiment

Marc Brazeau started the Food and Farm Discussion Lab several years ago to unite his many interests: agriculture, restaurants, social justice, and culinary education. The group grew to over 6,000 members at its peak. He just shut it down. We are going to talk about what the major themes of discussion were, how they changed, and what ultimately led him to close the forum.

Duration: 00:51:22

Episode 232: Chuck Abbott, Ag Insider

Chuck Abbott, the Ag Insider, gives up the skinny on Sam Clovis set to head up the Science Department at USDA, along with some opinions on Sonny Perdue and what he is likely to get up to. Plus, he explains why farm incomes are heading down after recent highs five years ago...though it all depends on what kind of farming is in question.

Duration: 00:54:51

Episode 231: "Global Food Policy "

Former Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food at the UN, and one of the masterminds behind Plate of the Union, Olivier de Schutter discusses food policy and politics at the global level.

Duration: 00:49:38

Episode 230: Monsanto gets BUSTED!

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.

Duration: 00:51:07

Episode 229: The National Farmers Union Talks Farming

Tom Driscoll, Director of the NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy describes the biggest challenges facing farmers today. Whether its the 50% reduction in income projected for this year, or the market consolidation in commodities and agriculture, farmers are being squeezed up and down the supply chain. Listen up for a fast paced discussion of the state of American farming and its future.

Duration: 00:49:31

Episode 226: Food in America

This week on What Doesn't Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by Andrew F. Smith, a writer and lecturer on food and culinary history. His latest book is the three volume set Food In America, which focuses on food controversies related to the environment, nutrition and health, and the economy.

Duration: 00:52:34

Episode 225: Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

In his quest to reveal the solutions beneath our feet, David Montgomery introduces us to innovative farmers who practice regenerative agriculture. Montgomery shows that restoring fertility to the land is not an either-or choice between modern technology and time-tested traditions. Ending with a call for action beyond the fields, Growing a Revolution is an inspiring addition to the bookshelf of anyone seriously concerned with the future of food and farming, our relationship with nature, and...

Duration: 00:40:37

Episode 224: Good Meat Takes a Bite Out of the Industrial Hide

Schweid & Sons has focused on making great hamburger meat, and finding the best possible sources for it. As a result, their sales are up by about 12%, while sales of conventional ground beef have only risen by 2%. Why that is and how consumers are voting with their forks is the subject of this conversation.

Duration: 00:47:05

Episode 223: Land Grabbing

Land Grabbing is a strategy being deployed by many countries to boost their food production, grow crops for manufacturing purposes, or just to hold for investment. Anuradha Mittal explains how this predatory behavior plays out for indigenous populations, their ability to grow food, and the environmental impacts of the practice on its unwitting victims.

Duration: 00:38:30

Episode 220: Aquaculture, is it the future of a major food source?

Join Scott Nichols, founder of Food's Future and an expert in aquaculture as he explains the new technologies that will make aquaculture a more environmentally friendly, cost effective source of protein for the future population.

Duration: 00:52:32

Episode 217: Des Moines Water Works Sued Upriver Counties for Polluting Municipal Water. Here Is What Happened.

Des Moines Water Works sued upriver counties for polluting municipal water. Here is what happened.

Duration: 00:42:40

Episode 214: American Fisheries, Challenges and Opportunities

This week on What Doesn't Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Tim Fitzgerald, director of the Impact Division of Environmental Defense Fund’s Fishery Solutions Center – leading its global programs on training, seafood markets, supply chain engagement and fisheries finance. Tim also serves on the boards of Ecofish LLC and GulfWild®, and is an advisor to Fair Trade USA, the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions.

Duration: 00:43:08

Episode 213: Algae Is the New Protein!

CEO Andrew Dahl of Zivo BioScience joins Katy to discuss the applications and virtues of microalgae as a feedstuff for livestock and humans. Algae has the potential to take a leading role in animal nutrition, taking the pressure off of arable land to grow corn and soy for feed. Will this be the game changer in meat production we need if we are going to keep up with demand?

Duration: 00:48:43

Episode 212: The Food Movement Divided

In a recent article for Forbes magazine, journalist Nancy Huehengarth parses the divides within the progressive food movement between those that want immediate and complete change and those who work within the channels to effect change from within. Later she discusses the incoming administration and the fight for a food policy.

Duration: 00:56:51

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