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Food production is a curious business; it's nuanced, layered, complex, and political. In What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer 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.

What Doesn't Kill You Heritage Radio Network

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    • 4.0 • 26 Ratings

Food production is a curious business; it's nuanced, layered, complex, and political. In What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer 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.

    Son of Vilsack Helps Perpetuate the Ethanol Industry

    Son of Vilsack Helps Perpetuate the Ethanol Industry

    Tom Philpott of Mother Jones returns to discuss the role of Ag Sec Tom Vilsack in fostering and perpetuating the ethanol industry, with his son now stepping into a role with a major "carbon sequestration" project. The MidWest Carbon Express pipeline sounds good on paper, but just how good is it really?

    • 44 min
    Antibiotics in the Food Chain

    Antibiotics in the Food Chain

    In 2012 I did the first of many interviews about antibiotics in the animal agriculture sector.. what has happened since then? Join science writer Maryn McKenna for an update on where that all-important and somewhat forgotten issue stands today.

    • 44 min
    How Can Policy Affect Food Waste?

    How Can Policy Affect Food Waste?

    Emily Broad Leib, Faculty Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, offers policy solutions to managing food waste on consumer and corporate platforms.

    • 44 min
    Humanewashing: Think Those Labels Mean Something?

    Humanewashing: Think Those Labels Mean Something?

    Executive Director of Farm Forward, an advocacy group, takes on the greenwashing of Animal welfare certifications, drawing the distinctions between industry and independent labeling, as well as animal welfare elements frequently overlooked by consumers. Executive Director Andrew DeCoriolis explains why most labels are meaningless, or worse.

    • 35 min
    Organizing Poultry Workers in Arkansas

    Organizing Poultry Workers in Arkansas

    Magaly Licolli is a labor organizer in Northwest Arkansas, home to the chicken industry. She has been helping poultry workers push back against industry, demanding health care, paid leave, and better wages and working conditions, particularly during the pandemic.

    • 41 min
    Economic Study Shows the Value of Regional Agriculture on State Finances

    Economic Study Shows the Value of Regional Agriculture on State Finances

    Economic researcher Dave Swenson and Niman Ranch Farmer Ron Mardesen discuss the financial impact on rural communities of hog farming in more traditional systems vs the industrialized model so prevalent today.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

gusandrach ,

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!

Heatherannh ,

Really disappointed.

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.

^^^rachie ,

Great Show!

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!

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