Katy Keiffer is back from Australia and in the studio for another episode of What Doesn’t Kill You. She’s joined by writer Tom Philpott, the Food and Ag Correspondent for Mother Jones and the cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. He was formerly a columnist and editor for the online environmental site Grist and his work on food politics has appeared in Newsweek, Gastronomica, and the Guardian. Katy and Tom discuss ag-news items like blue green algae in water supplies, neonicotinoid insecticides, Bt-corn and more. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“These are the first instances in the US of people being told they can’t drink their water because of blue green algae.” [07:00]
–Tom Philpott on What Doesn’t Kill You