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.
Iowa has had enough of CAFOs
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.
More scandals in meatpacking
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.
Just Eat! with Barry Estabrook
Award winning journalist Barry Estabrook shares his insights on the multibillion dollar industry that is the diet industry. Fascinating and funny.
Draining the "Big Food" Swamp
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.
Migrant workers and the H2A visa Program
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.
The Poultry Industy Pays fines, Pleads guilty to price fixing
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.
Good but Podcast Feed Problems
I've really been enjoying this podcats and I even went back to the beginning and have started listening to the earlier shower but but the last few days there have been some amazingly not great handling of the podcast feed. Every time I open itunes this podcast has refreshed and all the episodes are back in my list as un-listened to. Before you think that I am incapable of using itunes I would like to point out that none of my other podcasts are doing this and I have been listening to podcasts for years now. Whatever has changed in the last few days with how you are handling the podcast feed is not working! Please go back to whatever you were doing before so that I don't have dozens of podcasts in my unplayed list that I actually have listened to!
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.
I listen to this show every week! Host Katy Keiffer brings on some great guests (like Tom Philpott, one of my ultimate favorite environmental writers!) and always has great discussions about contemporary food issues. Her show is an hour or so long but the time passes quickly - I'd definitely recommend listening!