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First Aired - 03/31/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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NRDC attorney Avinash Kar breaks down the news that drug companies have agreed to re-label antibiotics in compliance with recent FDA guidances on their usage in livestock agriculture. In a wide ranging discussion Kar covers the loopholes in the guidances, the pending legislation co-sponsored by NRDC to regulate and monitor antibiotic use in livestock in California, and how to manage intensive livestock agriculture without the use of these important drugs either for growth promotion or disease prevention. On a sad note, after this broadcast it was learned that, Dr. Scott Hurd, a previous guest on the show, and referenced several times during this program, passed away suddenly yesterday. Our condolences to his friends and family. This program has been sponsored by Tabard Inn. Today's music provided by Dead Stars.

"There's a lot of evidence that the use of antibiotics in animals is contributing to adverse health effects in humans." [16:45]

--Avinash Kar on What Doesn't Kill You


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First Aired - 02/03/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Bob Martin is the director of Food System Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future and guest lecturer at the school. Formerly, he was a senior officer at the Pew Environment Group and was the Executive Director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, a two year study funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts by a grant to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The charge to the Commission was to recommend solutions to the problems caused by concentrated animal feeding operations in the areas of public health, the environment, rural communities, and animal welfare. The Commission’s final report, Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America, was release on April 28, 2008. This week on What Doesn't Kill You, Katy Keiffer talks with Bob about the report, and its findings on antibiotics in livestock agriculture, waste management, contract growing, and more! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Music by Dead Stars.

"I think the conclusion of the report said it best - change will come from a more informed and aggressive consumer." [34:45]

-- Bob Martin on What Doesn't Kill You


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First Aired - 04/07/2014 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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What's the deal with GRAS? "GRAS" is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. On this week's episode of What Doesn't Kill You, Katy Keiffer chats GRAS with Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. Find out how this has allowed food manufactures more freedom to add different types of additives without much oversight. This program was sponsored by Tabard Inn

"Cooking is really a great public health safety measure but when it comes to things like nanotechnology it does you no good whatsoever." [11:00]

"Its hard to know how much sweetener people are eating - it's in everything now!" [16:00]

"People have tried for decades to find something wrong with caffeine, turns out it's really hard." [23:00]

"Congress doesn't like regulation because it's perceived as anti-business. I think that's a very narrow way of looking at it - we need regulation and it's better for business in the long run." [30:00]

--Marion Nestle on What Doesn't Kill You


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