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OSHA fines big meatpackers. Are they kidding?

Episode: 319

In our monthly roundup with Leah Douglas we talk about the recent fines levied on Smithfield and JBS by OSHA. Spoiler alert, they are barely even fines. Meanwhile the companies continue to see significant numbers of Covid.

 

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Pushing Back on the Poultry Industry Is Not for the Faint of Heart.

Pushing Back on the Poultry Industry Is Not for the Faint of Heart.

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For at least 20 years, the burgeoning poultry industry has been spreading the waste litter from their barns across one particular watershed in Oklahoma. Journalist Ben Felder dug into the origins of the lawsuit brought by a long gone state attorney general seeking to bring some accountability to the industry over damage to the local ...
Farm Belt States Are Getting Serious About Agro-Chem and Cancer

Farm Belt States Are Getting Serious About Agro-Chem and Cancer

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Accross the farm belt, cancer cases are spiking, and states are getting serious about tracking and providing guidelines for exposure to agro-chem. Journalist Keith Schneider has been digging into this for months and reports.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a ...
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How the American Diet is Feeding The Groundwater Crisis, redux!

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Straight outta the NY Times, a groundbreaking article by journalists Christopher Flavelle and Somini Sengupta shows the highway between mcNuggets and our diminishing supply of fresh clean water for human consumption. Flavelle joins the show to describe what he and his colleague uncovered as part of an ongoing and important series in the ...
The EPA Finally Re-Considers Its Regulations on Effluent From Meat Processing.

The EPA Finally Re-Considers Its Regulations on Effluent From Meat Processing.

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John Rumpler, Clean Water DIrector and lead attorney for Environment America, joins to talk about the long overdue revision of regulations governing wastewater from slaughterhouses and meat processing plants. Decades overdue, public hearings on the subject are being held January 24th and 31st 2024. Learn more about how much toxic waste could ...
Is One Man Going to Finally Going to Change the Way Iowa Deals With Its Waterways?

Is One Man Going to Finally Going to Change the Way Iowa Deals With Its Waterways?

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Chris Jones, author of The Swine Republic, featured here in June, is back to talk about the remarkable series of conversations he is now having around Iowa and his region about big ag and water pollution. We will also talk about heavily funded mitigation tools that are not mitigating, but are lining some peoples pockets with taxpayer ...
Bio-Digesters: The Race Is On!

Bio-Digesters: The Race Is On!

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Big Ag and Big Oil are getting in bed together to promote the buildout of bio-digesters to manage animal waste. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing masquerading as a good thing? Reporter Keith Schneider gives some context on this long overdue attention to pollution from the animal agriculture segment.Heritage Radio Network is a listener ...
The Ethanol Scam

The Ethanol Scam

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Professor Sylvia Secchi from University of Iowa joins to talk about how ethanol is a giant giveaway to the ag industry, purporting to be a partial solution to fossil fuel impacts. Instead, the excessive cultivation of corn is having disastrous impacts on soil and water... and guess what? It's anything but fuel efficient. How did we get ...
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Cancer Road in Minnesota

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Journalist Keith Schneider examines a spate of cancer diagnoses in farm country in Minnesota. On one short stretch of a road in Berne Minnesota, shared by four farming families, 12 people developed cancer, and seven of them died. What linked these people in disease is the contamination of their drinking water with excess nitrates, the ...
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