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First Aired - 05/13/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with Michele Simon, a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. She is the author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. She is also president of Eat Drink Politics, an industry watchdog consulting firm. Tune in as Katy and Michele discuss the many issues we face as Americans in trying to improve our public policy surrounding food and health. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

"We're contaminating the environment to such an extent, that it's become harder and harder for farmers who want to engage in ethical and organic practices to do so."

"Transparency isn't really something the food industry is interested in."

--public health lawyer Michele Simon on Straight, No Chaser


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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 - 01/20/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on What Doesn't Kill You, Katy Keiffer calls Dr. Marion Nestle to talk about dubious effectiveness of nutritional and dietary supplements. Dr. Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Learn about the origins of the supplement industry in the 60s & 70s, and find out why supplements are not regulated by the FDA. Are there any benefits to taking supplements? Hear how the supplement industry uses statins from prescription drugs in their products, and how they are able to sell these pills over the counter! Later, Katy and Dr. Nestle discuss the marketing tactics of the supplement industry, and how they seduce their customers. Thanks to our sponsor, Tabard Inn.

"We got hooked on supplements when we started getting suspicious about the food system... There is very little evidence that they do good, and some evidence that they do harm." [3:00]

-- Dr. Marion Nestle on What Doesn't Kill You


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