Des Moines is suing upstream counties for agriculture pollution in municipal water. Is this the new paradigm? Find out on a brand new episode of What Doesn’t Kill You as Katy Keiffer is joined by friend of the show Tom Philpot to discuss, amongst other things, water quality, nitrogen, drainage and runoff. Tom is the food and agriculture reporter for Mother Jones. Prior to that he was at Grist for five years. His work on food politics has appeared in Newsweek, Gastronomica, and the Guardian.
“Farming is a high pressure business in that you’re caught between the input suppliers and the buyers who are very highly consolidated.” [28:00]