EPISODE 313 | July 3, 2020

Two young dairy professionals talk business

Jessica Mayhew and Maggie LePrise offer their thoughts on how to make dairy work better, especially in RI. In March,…

EPISODE 312 | June 23, 2020

The Organization for Competitive Markets Weighs in on Cattle

The Interim Director of OCM, Ben Gotschall, talks about a moratorium on beef imports, consolidation in the industry, and improving…

EPISODE 311 | June 8, 2020

The Corona Virus Food Assistance Program

Policy Director for NSAC, Dr. Eric Deeble joins to discuss the USDA program, the biggest direct payment program to farmers…

EPISODE 310 | June 3, 2020

Potential New Rules for FinFish Aquaculture, and Tracking COVID-19 in Meatpacking

Leah Douglas from the FERN returns to discuss a couple of her recent stories, including jaw-dropping stats on COVID-19 in…

EPISODE 309 | May 12, 2020

What’s the Real Scoop on the Cattle Industry?

Mike Callicrate, a Colorado rancher and activist joins to talk about the beef industry and COVID-19. What Doesn’t Kill You…

EPISODE 308 | May 5, 2020

Brooklyn Borough President Talks Diet

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joins the show to talk about improving the diet and food system for Brooklyn Residents….

EPISODE 307 | April 14, 2020

COVID-19 and Factory Farming; Science

Award-winning science writer Maryn McKenna joins the conversation to talk about the rumors around factory farming and COVID-19, vaccines, mutations,…

EPISODE 306 | April 8, 2020

Getting the 411 on Farming in Pandemic Mode

Veteran Agricultural reporter Leah Douglas joins today to talk about how the supply chain is doing and how smaller farms/independent…

EPISODE 305 | March 30, 2020

How to Stay Afloat as a Small-Size, Family-Owned Restaurant During ‘Rona Time

Derek Wagner owns two farm-to-table restaurants in Providence, RI. Keeping his family, his staff, and his purveyors going is the…

EPISODE 304 | February 10, 2020

Lisbon Eats

Sonia and Pedro own a small restaurant in one of the last remaining city markets in Lisbon. Food traditions, preparations,…

EPISODE 303 | February 7, 2020

Chipotle and Niman Ranch team up to support young farmers

Kay Cornelius, and Elle Gadient give an overview of the partnership between Niman Ranch and Chipotle to extend money in…

EPISODE 302 | December 9, 2019

National Young Farmers Coalition

Caitlin Arnold is National Regional Manager for the National Young Farmers Coalition. She is joined by Alicia Harvie from Farm…

EPISODE 301 | December 2, 2019

Towns pushing back against CAFOs

Leah Douglas illustrates the divisions in ag communities between pro and con CAFOs through a story for the Food and…

EPISODE 300 | November 25, 2019

Workers rights in the Dairy Industry

Crispin Hernandez came up from Mexico to work in an upstate NY dairy with 10,000 cows. In 3 years he…

EPISODE 299 | November 18, 2019

Meat Animal Research Center; Blowing the Whistle on USDA with Dr. Jim Keen

NYT published a gagging expose of animal cruelty in 2015 at the behest of veterinarian and research scientist Jim Keen….

EPISODE 298 | November 4, 2019

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group It Takes a Region Conference

What is NESAWG and why should you go to their conference. Tracy Lerman, Director of NESAWG and Angela Davis Angela…

EPISODE 297 | October 28, 2019

GRILLED with Leah Garces

Leah Garces joins the show to talk about her new book Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry. Join…

EPISODE 296 | October 21, 2019


ILSI is a secretive lobbying group that is deployed by major food companies to push their agenda in legislative matters….

EPISODE 295 | October 14, 2019

Arizona is going dry

Arizona is a high producing agricultural state despite its desert conditions, and it relies obviously on water from far away….

EPISODE 294 | October 7, 2019

What’s the Beef? Cattlemen push back on indus

Lia Biondo from the US Cattlemen’s Association takes us through the troubles for ranchers and feeders. What Doesn’t Kill You  is powered by Simplecast.

EPISODE 293 | September 30, 2019

Economic Research Service gives a snapshot of farm income and well being

How are farmers doing financially in the wake of the trade wars and historically low crop prices. The ERS, or…

EPISODE 292 | September 23, 2019

Rules Change in Pork Inspection

Amanda Hitt from the Government Accountability Project gives a long view perspective on the new rules in pork inspection. What…

EPISODE 291 | September 16, 2019

Price Fixing in Poultry??? Really?

FERN Reporter Leah Douglas discusses a recent article on how the poultry industry has been colluding for years on price fixing and wages….

EPISODE 290 | September 11, 2019

The Labor of Lunch

Author Jennifer Gaddis discusses her new book about The National School Lunch Program. What Doesn’t Kill You is powered by Simplecast.

EPISODE 289 | June 24, 2019

Turning a silk purse from a sow’s ear, or in this case from human urine to low cost fertilizer

The Rich Earth Institute is pioneering technology to capture and convert human urine into no/low cost fertilizer for agriculture. What will…

EPISODE 288 | June 17, 2019

Agroforestry, an ancient concept with future implications

New interest in an ancient agricultural technnique brought together several thousand educators, scientists, and activists at a conference in France….

EPISODE 287 | June 3, 2019

Congressional Committees acknowledge climate change when it comes to Agriculture, elsewhere, not so much.

Alyssa Charney from NSAC reports on recent congressional committee meetings acknowledging the devastating impacts of climate change on farmers. Lip service paid to…

EPISODE 286 | May 20, 2019

Why is Chobani bailing out a school district in Rhode Island?

Margaret Read a food policy consultant for school districts explains why this national story about school lunch debt is a…

EPISODE 285 | May 13, 2019

Why is the USDA attacking the Economic Research Service?

Today we talk with Bryce Oates of the Daily Yonder. If you have been paying attention, there has been a…

EPISODE 284 | May 6, 2019

RTE Ancient Grains

Janet Holt saw a niche for low gluten, ancient and heirloom grains already cooked. She started RTE Cuisine and has…

EPISODE 283 | April 15, 2019

The Heartland Forum with Art Cullen

Art Cullen, the Pulitzer Prize winning editor of Iowa’s Storm Lake Times joins the show today to talk about the…

EPISODE 282 | April 8, 2019

Democratic candidates swarmed the Family Farmers Rally in Iowa. What did they have to say?

FERN reporter Leah Douglas attended the Family Farmers Rally in Storm City Iowa where 5 democrats tried to explain that…

EPISODE 281 | April 1, 2019

Iowa’s Real Population; it ain’t all human

Chris Jones returns to the show to talk about hog waste and its impact on water quality. What Doesn’t Kill…

EPISODE 279 | March 11, 2019

Cape Fear is really scary

Larry Cahoon, PHD professor of Biology and Marine Biology takes us through the impacts of chemical dumping in the Cape…

EPISODE 278 | February 25, 2019

Six months post Florence, how are North Carolina waterways managing their cleanup

Rick Dove, Senior Advisor to the Waterkeeper Alliance and Riverkeeper for the Neuse River comes back to describe the state…

EPISODE 277 | February 18, 2019

Building a New Generation of New York Farmers

Samantha Levy, regional policy manager for New York State joins Katy to talk about a new initiative called Farmland for…

EPISODE 276 | February 11, 2019

How the Spaniards are pushing back against Industrial Meat

David Sanchez Carpio is the Spanish liaison to Food and Water Watch. In this episode he describes how rural communities…

EPISODE 275 | January 28, 2019

Pork industry is growing by leaps and bounds in hog heavy Spain. What are activists doing about it?

Patricia de Rada from Compassion in World Farming, and Alberto Diez from Anda discuss how the industry is running roughshod…

EPISODE 274 | January 14, 2019

Poultry Grower Eric Hedrick Gets his Day in Court

Amanda Hitt, Director of the Food Integrity Campaign at the Government Accountability Project takes listeners through a lawsuit the organization…

EPISODE 273 | December 17, 2018

The Battle To Do Good; Inside McDonalds Sustainability Journey

Believe it or not, McDonalds has been a forward thinking corporation since the 90’s with regard to sustainability. Author and…

EPISODE 272 | December 12, 2018


Host Katy Keiffer talks past and future shows. What Doesn’t Kill You is powered by Simplecast

EPISODE 271 | November 26, 2018

Panera’s Supply Change

How does a quick service restaurant company with over 2000 outlets change its supply chain? With the help of Compassion…

EPISODE 270 | November 19, 2018

Chef Andrew Hunter and the supply chain

Chef Andrew Hunter from Niman Ranch joins Katy today to talk about how corporations move forward in sustainability goals, the…

EPISODE 269 | November 12, 2018

Corporate Responsibility toward Ag pollution and climate change

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Hog manure lagoons breached and oceans of untreated animal waste flooded over land and…

EPISODE 268 | November 5, 2018

Water Quality in Agricultural Areas of the US

Some recently concluded studies by the USGS indicate some better news about water quality in agricultural areas, but its not all rosy…

EPISODE 267 | October 22, 2018

Americas Agricultural water stinks!

Nitrogen and Phosphorus runoff from agricultural chemicals is killing the gulf of Mexico, and local waterways as well. Iowa is…

EPISODE 266 | October 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence, part 2

In this second installment of news from North Carolina, Donna Lisenby the Global Advocacy Manager for Riverkeeper Alliance talks about…

EPISODE 265 | October 8, 2018

Hurricane Florence, part 1

New Yorker Journalist Chalres Bethea and Water Keeper Alliance senior advisor Rick Dove talk about the aftermath of Hurricane Florence,…

EPISODE 264 | September 24, 2018

Charting a new course for Agriculture

Eminent agricultural expert Fred Kirschenman describes the end of this era of agricultural activity and what must be adopted going…

EPISODE 263 | September 10, 2018

Water Woes in Coatal Florida

Coastal Florida has seen a disastrous season of harmful algae blooms, unprecedented in scale, duration, and severity. Mayor John Holic…

EPISODE 262 | June 11, 2018

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Offers Its Take on What We Need in the Farm Bill

Ferd Hoefner launched NSAC over 30 years ago, and has seen a few Farm Bills. In this discussion we talk…

EPISODE 261 | June 4, 2018

Formerly Known as Food: How the Industrual Food System is Changing our Minds, Bodies, and Culture

Kristin Lawless has written a highly provocative book that assigns the blame for many of society’s ills on a food…

EPISODE 260 | May 28, 2018

Chicken Business, Water Pollution, Farm Bill, and more with the Uber Knowledgeable Raj Patel

In a wide ranging discussion with one of America’s foremost thinkers, activists, and academics on food systems, we discuss Patel’s…

EPISODE 259 | May 21, 2018

Why a Town in Kansas Prefers to Drink Bottled Water Rather Than Change Farming Practices

In order to support their local farming community, an entire town drinks bottled water. Their groundwater is polluted by agricultural…

EPISODE 258 | May 14, 2018

Water Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink!

Iowa, like many states has major water quality issues thanks to Big Ag. Francis Thicke is an organic dairy farmer,…

EPISODE 257 | May 7, 2018

A Groundbreaking Suit Against a Division of Smithfield Brings Justice to a North Carolina Community

Many a suit has been brought against the big guns in Animal Agriculture to force them to clean up their…

EPISODE 256 | April 16, 2018

Not Everyone Sees the Trade War with China as a Threat to Farmers

Michael Stumo, CEO of Coalition for a Prosperous America explains why he sees President Trumps efforts to realign trade agreements…

EPISODE 255 | April 9, 2018

Anti-Trust Litigation in an Era of Monopoly

Diana Moss is the President of the American Anti Trust Institute, an organization that investigates issues of market concentration and…

EPISODE 254 | March 26, 2018

Mike Weaver and the Organization for Competitive Markets

Mike Weaver is the president of the Organization for Competitive Markets, a group that supports small and medium size farms…

EPISODE 253 | March 19, 2018

Katy Keiffer Ruminates on Agricultural Issues, Including Monopolies, Price Fixing, and Consolidation and its Impacts

Understanding what really needs to be fixed to revive american agriculture seems to be more about policy than what we…

EPISODE 252 | March 12, 2018

The Alternative to Dairy Farmers of America

Board member and lobbyist for the National Dairy Producers Organization, Gary Genske threads the needle on why the industry is…

EPISODE 251 | February 19, 2018

Organic Dairy Farming

Gary Hirshberg is a pioneer in developing a national market for an organic commodity, milk. His company began producing yogurt…

EPISODE 250 | February 12, 2018

Just What Are the Economics of the Dairy Industry and Why Have They Gone So Wrong?

Professor Andy Novakovic takes listeners through the economics of the dairy industry and why milk prices have fallen below the…

EPISODE 249 | February 5, 2018

Why Did Milk Become a Superfood: A Discussion with Dr. Walter Willett

How did milk become the dietary and nutritional staple it is? Dr. Willett explains the history of the marketing campaign…

EPISODE 248 | January 29, 2018

Rhody Fresh Dairy Co-Op Forges a New Path for Small Farmers

Alex LaPrise explains how a small group of Rhode Island dairy farmers banded together to call their own shots. the…

EPISODE 247 | January 22, 2018

Why the Dairy Industry is Crushing Dairy Farmers or Killing the Goose

Professor Peter Carstensen has made anti trust law his specialty, particularly as it pertains to the American Dairy Industry. He…

EPISODE 246 | January 16, 2018

Lorraine Lewandrowski

In the first episode of 2018, What Doesn’t Kill You launches a multipart series diving into the dairy industry. Today’s…

EPISODE 245 | December 19, 2017

The Center of the Plate with Alison Rabschnuk

Is plant-based meat really the meal of the future? Alison Rabschnuk, Director of Corporate Engagement for the Good Food Institute…

EPISODE 244 | December 11, 2017

Uprooting FDR’s Great Wall of Trees

In the 1930’s President Roosevelt responded to the tragedy of the dustbowl by planting millions of trees in what he…

EPISODE 243 | November 27, 2017

Cultivating the Next Generation: An Evaluation of the Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program

As the farming population wanes, its essential to train up new ones, or we will be buying everything we eat…

EPISODE 242 | November 20, 2017

Hunger in the Age of Trump

Trump’s administration is taking aim at SNAP benefits, WIC benefits, watering down school lunch standards, and implementing draconian immigration policies….

EPISODE 241 | November 6, 2017

The Great Nutrient Collapse

Veteran agricultural reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich delves into an obscure but highly impactful aspect of climate change; the loss of…

EPISODE 240 | November 1, 2017

Indonesia: Wealth of Species

Indonesia is home to a wealth of species, and a vast rainforest that is rapidly disappearing through the untrammeled sale…

EPISODE 239 | October 23, 2017

Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

Carey Gillam has spent over a decade researching and writing about Monsanto and Glyphosate the worlds most popular agro chemical….

EPISODE 238 | October 16, 2017

A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat

The roots of our food system can be traced back multiple centuries according to author Eric Holt-Gimenez. In a far…

EPISODE 237 | October 9, 2017

DACA and the Food Chain

Immigrants rights activist Jose Oliva describes the impact of revoking DACA on the American Food Chain. The effects won’t be…

EPISODE 236 | October 2, 2017

This Blessed Earth, a new book by journalist Ted Genoways, author of The Chain

Ted Genoways spent a year following the day to day life of a farming family in Nebraska. What follows is…

EPISODE 235 | September 25, 2017

Big Chicken

The latest from agro journalist Maryn McKenna, Big Chicken, should be rattling more than a few cages. Her exhaustive work…

EPISODE 234 | September 18, 2017

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste with Lydia Tenaglia

On this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy is joined by documentary filmmaker Lydia Tenaglia of Zero Point Zero Production to…

EPISODE 233 | September 11, 2017

Food and Farm Discussion Lab – A Social Media Experiment

Marc Brazeau started the food and farm discussion lab several years ago to unite his many interests: agriculture, restaurants, social…

EPISODE 232 | July 31, 2017

Chuck Abbott, Ag Insider

Chuck Abbott, the Ag Insider, gives up the skinny on Sam Clovis set to head up the Science Department at…

EPISODE 231 | July 24, 2017

Global Food Policy

Former Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food at the UN, and one of the masterminds behind Plate of the…

EPISODE 230 | June 26, 2017

Monsanto Gets BUSTED!

Journalist Carey Gillam has been rooting around in the glyphosate archives and comes up with some studies from 1985 that…

EPISODE 229 | June 19, 2017

The National Farmers Union Talks Farming

Tom Driscoll, Director of the NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy describes the biggest challenges facing farmers today. Whether its the…

EPISODE 228 | June 12, 2017

20 Questions with Marion Nestle

Twenty Questions with Marion Nestle. We celebrate her ten years of Food Politics, consider the Farm Bill, discuss school food,…

EPISODE 227 | June 5, 2017

The Mack Daddy of Food Retail, Steve Jenkins

A wide ranging discussion of all things in the world of retail gourmet foods. Steve talks about his new import…

EPISODE 226 | May 22, 2017

Food in America

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by Andrew F. Smith, a writer and…

EPISODE 225 | May 15, 2017

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

In his quest to reveal the solutions beneath our feet, David Montgomery introduces us to innovative farmers who practice regenerative…

EPISODE 224 | May 8, 2017

Good Meat Takes a Bite Out of the Industrial Hide

Schweid & Sons has focused on making great ground beef, and finding the best possible sources for it. As a…

EPISODE 223 | May 1, 2017

Land Grabbing

Land Grabbing is a strategy being deployed by many countries to boost their food production, grow crops for manufacturing purposes,…

EPISODE 222 | April 24, 2017

Jeff Tripician of Niman Ranch

Jeff Tripician, general manager of Niman Ranch, gives a tour of their new line of charcuterie, a natural extension of the Niman…

EPISODE 221 | April 17, 2017

What Will a 21% Cut to the USDA Mean to Young Farmers?

Executive Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, Lindsay Lusher Shute explains the impact on young and beginning farmers should…

EPISODE 220 | April 10, 2017

Aquaculture, is it the future of a major food source?

Join Scott Nichols, founder of Food’s Future and an expert in aquaculture as he explains the new technologies that will…

EPISODE 219 | April 3, 2017

Panhandle Fire Relief

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Will Carey and Lesha Pierson, volunteers for the…

EPISODE 218 | March 27, 2017

Agricultural Justice and the New Food Economy

On this week’s What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Joe Fassler and Sally Lee. Joe Fassler is…

EPISODE 217 | March 20, 2017

Des Moines Water Works Sued Upriver Counties for Polluting Municipal Water. Here Is What Happened.

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Bill Stowe, CEO of Des Moines Water…

EPISODE 216 | March 6, 2017

A New Regime

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Tom Philpott joins us to talk about the new regime for our agricultural sector:…

EPISODE 215 | February 20, 2017

Cattle Wars: David and Goliath

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Mike Callicrate, a native of Evergreen, Colorado, who has…

EPISODE 214 | February 13, 2017

American Fisheries, Challenges and Opportunities

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Tim Fitzgerald, director of the Impact Division of Environmental Defense…

EPISODE 213 | February 6, 2017

Algae Is the New Protein!

CEO Andrew Dahl of Zivo BioScience joins Katy to discuss the applications and virtues of microalgae as a feedstuff for…

EPISODE 212 | January 30, 2017

The Food Movement Divided

In a recent article for Forbes magazine, journalist Nancy Huehengarth parses the divides within the progressive food movement between those that…

EPISODE 211 | January 23, 2017

Sari Kamin of HRN’s The Morning After

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined in studio Sari Kamin. Also a host at Heritage Radio Network,…

EPISODE 210 | January 16, 2017

Molly Anderson of Middlebury College

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Molly Anderson. Anderson is part of the Food Studies program…

EPISODE 209 | January 9, 2017

The Chain with Ted Genoways

On the season premiere of What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Ted Genoways, award-winning writer and editor, and author…

EPISODE 208 | December 12, 2016

Kathleen Merrigan and Sustainable Food Systems

What is a sustainable food system? Former undersecretary of the USDA, Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability at George Washington…

EPISODE 207 | December 5, 2016

Why Haven’t Antitrust Laws Been Evoked in the Meat Industry?

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Christopher Leonard, a former national business reporter for the Associated…

EPISODE 206 | November 28, 2016

Biting the Hands that Feed Us with Baylen Linnekin

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer brings us an intriguing phone conversation with Baylen J. Linnekin,…

EPISODE 205 | November 21, 2016

Jonathan Gelbard and The Grasslands Alliance

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by Jonathan Gelbard, lead scientist at Grasslands Alliance and conservation…

EPISODE 204 | November 14, 2016

Chef Evan Mallett

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Chef Evan Mallett brings an activist sensibility to cooking with his emphasis on biodiversity and…

EPISODE 203 | November 7, 2016

The “Nasty Women” of Heritage Radio Network

On this Election Eve edition of What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by Heritage…

EPISODE 202 | October 31, 2016

James Beard Foundation Award Winner Anna Lappe

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined on the line by Anna Lappé, an author and educator…

EPISODE 201 | October 24, 2016

Talking Food System Innovations with Professor Emeritus John Ikerd

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined by John Ikerd, a visionary scholar and author who writes and…

EPISODE 200 | October 17, 2016

Unravelling the TPP

Journalist David Dayen offers insights into the trade agreements being negotiated by the Obama Administration right now. The negotiations are…

EPISODE 199 | October 3, 2016

Talking Sustainability With Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Today on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer tells us about Joys & Trump-centric Sorrows before sharing her interview with…

EPISODE 198 | September 26, 2016

Sugar Industry Threw Fat Under the Bus

Newly revealed documents show how the sugar industry skewed public perception toward fat and away from sugar as the source…

EPISODE 197 | September 19, 2016

Corn: A New Crop Of Risks for Food Companies

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Arlin Wasserman shows how reliance on corn relates to risk management and financial results…

EPISODE 196 | September 12, 2016

Plate of the Union, Food Policy Change and the 2016 election

Join Dr. Ricardo Salvador, Food Policy Director for the Union of Concerned Scientists, as he parses out what food policy…

EPISODE 195 | June 20, 2016

One Family Farm, Two Documentary Filmmakers

Today on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer speaks with Annie Speicher and Matt Wechsler, the two filmmakers behind Hourglass…

EPISODE 194 | June 13, 2016

What Is Really In That Packaging? Mike Schade Reviews the State of Food Packaging and How It Affects Our Health and the Environment

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer welcomes Mike Schade of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. Schade spearheads the…

EPISODE 193 | June 6, 2016

Shelburne Farms

Learn about the incredible operation at Shelburne Farms this week on What Doesn’t Kill You. Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating…

EPISODE 192 | May 23, 2016

Talking Agriculture Smack with Tom Philpott

Katy Keiffer is once again joined by friend of the show, Tom Philpott on a new episode of What Doesn’t…

EPISODE 191 | May 16, 2016

The Center for a Livable Future has a Food System Policy Program. What is it?

The Center for a Livable Future has a Food System Policy Program. What is it? Find out this week on…

EPISODE 190 | May 9, 2016

Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

This week’s guest on What Doesn’t Kill You hiked 1,700 miles along the proposed Keystone XL route. Yes, actually! Ken…

EPISODE 189 | May 2, 2016

Voters Unite! Take Back Control of the Food System

Katy Keiffer is flying solo today on What Doesn’t Kill You and she’s got plenty to say. First, she recaps some…

EPISODE 188 | April 25, 2016

Seeds of Time

Tune into a brand new episode of What Doesn’t Kill You as Katy Keiffer is joined by Sandy McLeod, director of…

EPISODE 187 | April 11, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talk

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership bring to livestock agriculture? Listen to a couple of fire-breathing ranchers and activists duke it out…

EPISODE 186 | March 21, 2016

Fast Food: The Good, the Bad and the Hungry

On this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by Andrew F. Smith, a…

EPISODE 185 | March 14, 2016

Daisy Freund, Robert Hensley, and North Carolina’s “Anti-Sunshine” Law

On this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy welcomes Daisy Freund and Robert Hensley of the ASPCA to discuss…

EPISODE 184 | March 7, 2016

Target Goes Cage Free

This week on “What Doesn’t Kill You”, Katy Keiffer opens with her aches and pains regarding new and creative ways…

EPISODE 183 | February 29, 2016

FORKED: A New Standard for American Dining; an insiders view into the highest and lowest scoring restaurants for workers wages and benefits

Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and Director of the Food Labor…

EPISODE 182 | February 23, 2016

Claire Benjamin, Food Policy Action, Plate of the Union

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is joined by Claire Benjamin, Executive Director of Food Policy Action. Food Policy Action was…

EPISODE 181 | February 15, 2016

The Trouble with Iowa, Corn, Corruption, and The Presidential Caucuses

On today’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, journalist Richard Manning shows the link between big agriculture and big money…

EPISODE 180 | February 8, 2016

Bill Stowe, CEO of Des Moines Water Works

Learn more about a precedent setting lawsuit against upriver counties for municipal water pollution in Des Moines, Iowa on today’s…

EPISODE 179 | February 1, 2016

Congressman Tim Ryan

Katy Keiffer is charged up and is continuing her politically themed shows with a brand new episode of What Doesn’t…

EPISODE 178 | January 18, 2016

Twilight Greenaway of Civil Eats

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is on the line with Twilight Greenaway, Managing Editor of…

EPISODE 177 | January 11, 2016

Senator from Rhode Island to the US Congress, Sheldon Whitehouse

Is the fossil fuel industry too big to be held accountable by the US Government? Tune in for a spirited…

EPISODE 176 | January 4, 2016

The Year in What Doesn’t Kill You

On the first episode of What Doesn’t Kill You in 2016, Katy recaps last years news stories and prepares for the…

EPISODE 175 | December 14, 2015

Whistleblower Roundup News of 2015

Blow the whistle with Amanda Hitt and Katy Keiffer on a brand new episode of What Doesn’t Kill You. Amanda Hitt…

EPISODE 174 | December 7, 2015

Plate of the Union

Director Ricardo Salvador outlines a partnership with Food Policy Action and other groups that addresses the principal issues around US…

EPISODE 173 | November 30, 2015

Why Aren’t Solar Powered Stoves Being Given a Green Light?

Why aren’t solar powered stoves being given a green light? This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is…

EPISODE 172 | November 23, 2015

Oxfam USA Assesses the American Poultry Industry

In a blistering report on the state of the poultry industry, Oxfam USA noted the appalling conditions for poultry and…

EPISODE 171 | November 16, 2015

How Cider can Rule!

Cider has the power to transform rural economies but only if people embrace drinking it and not settling for commercial…

EPISODE 170 | November 9, 2015

Meat Matters by Chefs Collaborative

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is talking Meat Matters by Chefs Collaborative with guests Butcher Adam…

EPISODE 169 | November 2, 2015

Livestock in the US & the UK with John Wilkes

Former sheep farmer, John Wilkes has a unique perspective on how livestock should raised and is raised. Thanks to his…

EPISODE 168 | October 26, 2015

Frances Moore Lappé

Katy Keiffer is joined by the legendary activist and writer Frances Moore Lappé on an inspiring episode of What Doesn’t…

EPISODE 167 | October 19, 2015

Consumer Reports Issues a Blistering Report on Ground Beef supplies in the US.

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Dr. Urvashi Rangan from Consumer Reports discusses her recent report on the safety of…

EPISODE 166 | October 5, 2015

Agriculture Pollution in Municipal Water

Des Moines is suing upstream counties for agriculture pollution in municipal water. Is this the new paradigm? Find out on…

EPISODE 165 | September 28, 2015

Checkoff Funds, USDA and Follow the Money

The Other White Meat is dead. Just Mayo is.. not mayo? Tune in to a fascinating episode of What Doesn’t…

EPISODE 164 | September 21, 2015

Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)

Are we winning the war against big soda? Dr. Marion Nestle says YES! Tune in to a brand new episode…

EPISODE 163 | September 14, 2015

Corn Wars: High Stakes Agricultural Espionage is the Subject of Ted Genoways’s Latest From the New Republic

Kicking off the new fall season of What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is on the line with Ted…

EPISODE 162 | July 27, 2015

Water with Brooke Barton

Water is one of the most important issues in the world right now. Access, supply, regulation, law… H20 is central…

EPISODE 161 | July 13, 2015

Pork Consolidation

When Katy Keiffer and Tom Philpott talk about the pork industry, you better listen. This week on What Doesn’t Kill…

EPISODE 160 | June 29, 2015

Blue Apron

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is joined by Matt Wadiak, co-founder and COO of Blue Apron,…

EPISODE 159 | June 22, 2015

Adam Eskin

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You host Katy Keiffer interviews Adam Eskin about the work he is doing at…

EPISODE 158 | June 8, 2015

Jose Oliva

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer returns from the Slow Meat Conference with a new friend and…

EPISODE 157 | June 1, 2015

Dr. Flora

How do we make sure animals are being farmed safely and who has the main oversight in these areas? You…

EPISODE 156 | May 18, 2015

Dr. Marion Nestle Returns

Dr. Marion Nestle is back on Heritage Radio! Tune in as she joins Katy Keiffer for a lively and spirited…

EPISODE 155 | May 11, 2015

Labor and Drought with Lauren Markham

Water and labor are two extremely important topics currently being discussed in the United States, and no state is discussing…

EPISODE 154 | May 4, 2015

Tom Philpott

This week on a brand new season of What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer welcomes writer Tom Philpott to…

EPISODE 153 | April 27, 2015

Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat

Barry Estabrook joins Katy Keiffer for this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You to discuss his latest book, Pig…

EPISODE 152 | April 20, 2015

Fecal Engineering

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is talking about one of her favorite topics – fecal engineering!…

EPISODE 151 | April 13, 2015

Farming Insects for Human Consumption

“Insects are the future, people!” This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer continues her innovation series, chatting…

EPISODE 150 | April 6, 2015

Professor Hod Lipson

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You Katy interviews professor Hod Lipson about his work with 3D printing, and how…

EPISODE 149 | March 30, 2015


This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer launches a series of shows that will spotlight innovative new businesses…

EPISODE 148 | March 23, 2015

Favorite Topics and Trends

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You Katy has no guest and decides to interview herself. She begins the show…

EPISODE 147 | March 16, 2015

Slave Labor & Thai Shrimp with Barry Estabrook

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You Katy interviews two-time James-Beard-award winning author of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed…

EPISODE 146 | March 9, 2015

Catherine Price

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You Katy interviews contributing editor to Popular Science and award winning author Catherine Price….

EPISODE 145 | March 2, 2015

Antibiotics Update

Get a deep look at the state of antibiotic use in the livestock industry on this weeks episode of What…

EPISODE 144 | February 23, 2015

Hormel Goes HIMP

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, whistle blower Amanda Hitt returns to talk about the latest news on HIMP,…

EPISODE 143 | February 16, 2015

USDA takes a lesson from Dr. Mengele

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You , award winning journalist Michael Moss deconstructs his recent NY Times story on…

EPISODE 142 | February 2, 2015

The Chicken Debate

In this corner we have the Center for a Livable Future’s Bob Martin, and in the other, Doctor John Glisson,…

EPISODE 141 | January 19, 2015

No Carnitas at Chipotle?

Chipotle recently took Carnitas off the menu in over 600 restaurants. Why? Is this a watershed moment for the pork…

EPISODE 140 | January 12, 2015

Food Tank

On a thought provoking episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is joined by Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food…

EPISODE 139 | January 5, 2015

Composting with FOR Solutions

Learn about the future of composting on the 2015 season debut of What Doesn’t Kill You! Katy Keiffer is joined…

EPISODE 138 | December 23, 2014

The Urban School Food Alliance Announcement

Things are changing quickly in the chicken industry. The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition of the largest school districts…

EPISODE 137 | December 15, 2014

Labor Issues & Restaurant Work

Tune in to this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You for an in-depth conversation on labor issues in the…

EPISODE 136 | December 8, 2014

Grazers: A Grass

Meet Sarah Teale, documentary filmmaker and founding member of Adirondack Grazers Cooperative, a group of beef producers from small to…

EPISODE 135 | December 1, 2014

Food News & Fad Diets with Marion Nestle

Katy Keiffer is rounding up the headlines and providing sharp commentary with guest Marion Nestle on a topical episode of…

EPISODE 134 | November 24, 2014

Food Chains, Trade Agreements

Food Chains, Trade Agreements & More


Immigration, Food Chains & More

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is once again joined by journalist Tom Philpott for an insightful…

EPISODE 133 | November 17, 2014

The Meat Industry with George Faison

Get ready for a soup-to-nuts conversation on the meat business on a brand new episode of What Doesn’t Kill You,…

EPISODE 132 | November 10, 2014

Food Industry Insights

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is getting insight on the food industry from Mel Coleman,…

EPISODE 131 | November 3, 2014

Sam Fromartz

Tired of the way big media covers environmental and agricultural issues? There’s a pure voice amidst the noise in FERN,…

EPISODE 130 | October 27, 2014

The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of our Food

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is speaking with Ted Genoways who is the editor-at-large at…

EPISODE 129 | October 20, 2014

Defending Beef

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer is talking beef and welcomes guest Nicolette Hahn Niman to…

EPISODE 128 | October 13, 2014

Antibiotics with Maryn McKenna

Antibiotic use in livestock is a topic that has been discussed many times on Heritage Radio Network, but this week…

EPISODE 127 | September 29, 2014

Dr. Gail Hansen

Katy Keiffer and Dr. Gail Hansen dissect the new protocols on antibiotic use announced recently by Perdue on a brand…

EPISODE 126 | September 22, 2014

How a Fast Food Chain is Leading the Progressive Food Movement

Quick service restaurants are one of the most interesting case studies in sustainability and sourcing – and Chipotle is arguably…

EPISODE 125 | September 15, 2014

The New Standards for College Dining; Healthy, Sustainable & Delicious

Get ready to meet one of the hardest working people in institutional dining on a brand new episode of What…

EPISODE 124 | September 8, 2014

Chef’s Collaborative 2014 Summit Preview

Preview the upcoming Chefs Collaborative’s Sustainable Food Summit on a brand new episode of What Doesn’t Kill You. Chefs Collaborative’s…

EPISODE 123 | August 25, 2014

Ag News with Tom Philpott

Katy Keiffer is back from Australia and in the studio for another episode of What Doesn’t Kill You. She’s joined…

EPISODE 122 | August 4, 2014

Caviar’s Last Stand

We’re losing our sturgeon supply and black market caviar is becoming a real thing. Tune in to a brand new…

EPISODE 121 | July 28, 2014

Domestic Seafood with Paul Greenberg

When it comes to the United States seafood industry, there is perhaps no better thinker and writer than Paul Greenberg….

EPISODE 120 | July 21, 2014

San Joaquin River Restoration Program

River restoration affects more than just the natural environment. On today’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, learn about one…

EPISODE 119 | July 14, 2014

Burger Maker

If you eat burgers, chances are you’ve enjoyed one from Burger Maker. Their client list includes Five Guys, Cheesecake Factor,…

EPISODE 118 | July 8, 2014

Degrees of Freshness with Rick Shepro

It’s a very fishy episode of What Doesn’t Kill You as Katy Keiffer’s talking fish with Rick Shepro, author of…

EPISODE 117 | June 30, 2014

California Olive Oil

Get ready to go beyond the label as Katy Keiffer explores the world of olive oil on a new episode…

EPISODE 116 | June 23, 2014

The Carnivore’s Manifesto

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer chats with Patrick Martins about his book, The Carnivore’s Manifesto: Eating…

EPISODE 115 | June 16, 2014

Lethal But Legal with Nicholas Freudenberg

Nicholas Freudenberg is Distinguished Professor of Public Health at CUNY’s School of Public Health at Hunter College. He is also…

EPISODE 114 | June 9, 2014

Hemp Bound

The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet’s strongest, its…

EPISODE 113 | June 3, 2014

Sustainable Standards for Cattle Production

We all know that there are problems in our meat supply. Genetics, antibiotic use, animal welfare, the list goes on…

EPISODE 112 | May 19, 2014

Agriculture, Policy & Politics

What did we learn from the National Climate Assessment Report? What did the Farm Bill get wrong? What will we…

EPISODE 111 | May 12, 2014

Eating Insects

Get ready to be convinced that you should be eating insects! Pat Crowley, Founder of Chapul Bars, is this week’s…

EPISODE 110 | May 5, 2014

Water Management

Water management is a serious issue – one that affects almost everything in the world of agriculture. How can you…

EPISODE 109 | April 28, 2014

Beta Agonists in Livestock Production

What are beta agonists? Beta-agonists are a class of non-hormonal compounds fed to livestock. Why should we care? Well, for…

EPISODE 108 | April 7, 2014

GRAS with Marion Nestle

What’s the deal with GRAS? “GRAS” is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. On this week’s episode…

EPISODE 107 | March 31, 2014

NRDC Challenges FDA Antibiotic Guidances

NRDC attorney Avinash Kar breaks down the news that drug companies have agreed to re-label antibiotics in compliance with recent…

EPISODE 106 | March 24, 2014

Fish Farming

Fish farms are a growing industry – and there are plenty of issues to explore around the idea of “growing”…

EPISODE 105 | March 17, 2014

Big Pork with Ted Genoways

What does Hormel have to do with the water supply in Nebraska? What are the issues facing workers in the…

EPISODE 104 | March 10, 2014

Chickenization with Christopher Leonard

The meat industry is becoming “chickenized” and it’s not a good thing. This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy…

EPISODE 103 | March 3, 2014

GMO’s Continued

This week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You is a continuation on the discussion of GMO technology. Along with columnist…

EPISODE 102 | February 24, 2014

Tom Philpott & GMOs

On this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy speaks with Tom Philpott about GMOs. For five years, Tom…

EPISODE 101 | February 17, 2014

Windfall with McKenzie Funk

McKenzie Funk is one of the founding members of the journalism collective Deca. Since 2000, his reporting has taken him…

EPISODE 100 | February 10, 2014

Daisy Freund on Poultry

Daisy Freund is the senior manager of the ASPCA’s Farm Animal Welfare campaign. In her role, Daisy works to raise…

EPISODE 99 | February 3, 2014

Putting Meat on the Table with Bob Martin

Bob Martin is the director of Food System Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a…

EPISODE 98 | January 27, 2014

Food Policy in the United States with Parke Wilde

Parke Wilde is Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, USA. He has a Ph.D….

EPISODE 97 | January 20, 2014

Supplements with Dr. Marion Nestle

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer calls Dr. Marion Nestle to talk about dubious effectiveness of nutritional…

EPISODE 96 | January 13, 2014

Sustainable McDonald’s with Joel Makower

Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group Inc. and producer of GreenBiz.com. For 20 years, Joel has…

EPISODE 95 | January 6, 2014

What Doesn’t Kill You 2014

What can you expect from What Doesn’t Kill You in 2014? This week, Katy Keiffer starts the year off right…

EPISODE 94 | December 22, 2013

Sponsor a Family with St. John’s Bread & Life

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer checks in with Christy Robb of St. John’s Bread & Life…

EPISODE 93 | December 15, 2013

In Meat We Trust

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is joined via the phone lines by Maureen Ogle, author of…

EPISODE 92 | December 8, 2013

The King Amendment

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is talking about the King Amendment to the Farm Bill with…

EPISODE 91 | November 24, 2013

Salmonella, HIMP, & More with Bill Marler

Bill Marler is an accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert on foodborne illness litigation. He began representing victims of…

EPISODE 90 | November 17, 2013

Alfredo Gomez on Inspection Models

J. Alfredo Gomez serves as a Director in the Natural Resources and Environment team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office…

EPISODE 89 | November 10, 2013

Animal Ag & Welfare with Emily Meredith

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer focuses on two separate reports, one by the Pew Commission and…

EPISODE 88 | November 3, 2013

Food & Health Update with Dr. Marion Nestle

Dr. Marion Nestle is a Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New…

EPISODE 87 | October 27, 2013

Salt Sugar Fat with Michael Moss

Learn about the science and economics behind snack foods with Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food…

EPISODE 86 | October 6, 2013

The Business of Farming with Tom Philpott

Tom Philpott is a food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones and the cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for…

EPISODE 85 | September 29, 2013

Food Date Labeling with Dana Gunders

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is talking expiration date labeling with Dana Gunders of the Natural…

EPISODE 84 | September 22, 2013

The Gulf’s Dead Zone with Paul Greenberg

This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer talks with Paul Greenberg about the state of fishing in the…

EPISODE 83 | September 15, 2013

SNAP Judgment with Jane Black

Jane Black is a journalist who covers food politics, trends and sustainability issues. Her column, “Smarter Food”, appears monthly in…

EPISODE 82 | September 8, 2013

Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch

Patty Lovera is the Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch. She coordinates the food team. Patty has a bachelor’s…

EPISODE 81 | August 18, 2013

Arsenic & Food with Dr. Urvashi Rangan

Arsenic in our food supply? This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer checks in Dr. Urvashi Rangan regarding…

EPISODE 80 | August 11, 2013

Robert Gould, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Hospital food has a pretty awful reputation, and the Physicians for Social Responsibility are working on new procurement opportunities that…

EPISODE 79 | August 4, 2013

School Nutrition with Margo Wootan

Margo Wootan is the director of nutrition policy at CSPI. Wootan received her B.S. in nutrition from Cornell University and…

EPISODE 78 | July 28, 2013

Green Town USA & Thomas Fox

On this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is talking with Thomas Fox about sustainable building practices….

EPISODE 77 | July 21, 2013

Smithfield with Raoul Baxter

Katy Keiffer is discussing the sale of Smithfield to Shuanghui International Holdings on this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill…

EPISODE 76 | July 14, 2013

Paul Willis, Manager of Niman Ranch Pork Company

On this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is joined by Paul Willis, Manager of Niman Ranch…

EPISODE 75 | June 30, 2013

Antibiotics with Dr. Scott Hurd

Today on What Doesn’t Kill You, Dr. Scott Hurd, Associate Professor and Director of the Food Risk Modeling and Policy…

EPISODE 74 | June 23, 2013

Animal Welfare with Emily Meredith

Emily Meredith is back for this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You! Emily is the communications director for the…

EPISODE 73 | June 16, 2013

East Coast Shellfish with Bob Rheault

Katy Keiffer talks east coast shellfish with Bob Rheault on this week’s edition of What Doesn’t Kill You. Bob “Skid”…

EPISODE 72 | June 9, 2013

Eben Bayer of Ecovative Design

Eben Bayer and Ecovative Design are revolutionizing the packaging industry using mushrooms and agricultural waste. This week on What Doesn’t…

EPISODE 71 | June 2, 2013

Horse Slaughter with Vickery Eckhoff

Vickery Eckhoff is a journalist who has written for most of the major upscale publications and media companies including The…

EPISODE 70 | May 26, 2013

Janet Riley of the American Meat Institute

Janet Riley is the senior VP, Public Affairs and Professional Development for the American Meat Institute. In her role, she…

EPISODE 69 | May 19, 2013

Tom Colicchio on Antibiotics

Tom Colicchio, the face of Top Chef and Craft Restaurant, is talking antibiotics in the food system on this week’s…

EPISODE 68 | May 12, 2013

Ten Years of Food Politics with Dr. Marion Nestle

Dr. Marion Nestle joins Katy Keiffer for this week’s What Doesn’t Kill You to talk about the tenth anniversary of…

EPISODE 67 | May 5, 2013

Antibiotic Resistance in Ground Turkey Samples with Dr. Urvashi Rangan

Katy Keiffer is talking antibiotic resistance as seen in ground turkey on this week’s What Doesn’t Kill You with Dr….

EPISODE 66 | April 28, 2013

The Way of All Flesh

What goes into meat inspection? Find out on another informative episode of “What Doesn’t Kill You”, as Katy Keiffer chats…

EPISODE 65 | April 21, 2013

Hank Cardello on Obesity & Health

Hank Cardello mixes business and health. This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer chats with Hank about calories…

EPISODE 64 | April 14, 2013


Chris Daly is getting parents and children in touch with nutrition! This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer…

EPISODE 63 | March 31, 2013

Paul Shapiro, Vice President, Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States

Paul Shapiro is Katy Keiffer’s guest on this week’s installment of What Doesn’t Kill You to talk about animal welfare…

EPISODE 62 | March 24, 2013

Human Medicine & The Food Supply with Dr. Richard Raymond

In 2005, after a long career in family medicine and as Nebraska’s chief medical officer, Dr. Raymond was appointed Under…

EPISODE 61 | March 17, 2013

A Place at the Table

49 million people in the U.S. – one in four children – don’t know where their next meal is coming…

EPISODE 60 | March 10, 2013

Foodopoly with Wenonah Hauter

Tune in for an in-depth conversation on food politics as Katy Keiffer chats with Wenonah Hauter, the Executive Director of…

EPISODE 59 | March 3, 2013

Food Waste with Gary Oppenheimer of AmpleHarvest.org

Gary Oppenheimer is connecting food producers with surpluses to food pantries across the world! This week on Straight, No Chaser,…

EPISODE 58 | February 24, 2013

Waste Water with Jim Pynn

What happens to our waste water and how does it get cleaned? Find out on Straight, No Chaser as Katy…

EPISODE 57 | February 17, 2013

“All Natural” with Nathanael Johnson

Will “natural” health and medicine practices save the world? On this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats…

EPISODE 56 | February 10, 2013

Ag Gag Laws with Emily Meredith

Emily Meredith and Katy Keiffer talk about monitoring slaughter facilities and ag gag laws on this week’s Straight, No Chaser….

EPISODE 55 | February 3, 2013

Michael Dimin on Sustainable Fishing

Michael Dimin is in the business of sustainable seafood. On this week’s installment of Straight, No Chaser, Michael joins Katy…

EPISODE 54 | January 27, 2013

Superbugs with Maryn McKenna

Maryn McKenna is talking resistant bacteria with Katy Keiffer on this week’s Straight, No Chaser! Maryn is an independent journalist…

EPISODE 53 | January 20, 2013

Nanotechnology with Heather Millar

What is nanotechnology? Find out with Heather Millar, an award-winning freelance magazine writer and author who has covered science, health,…

EPISODE 52 | January 13, 2013

Fracking & Health with Elizabeth Royte

Katy Keiffer’s guest on today’s Straight, No Chaser is Elizabeth Royte. Elizabeth is the author of Bottlemania: How Water Went…

EPISODE 51 | January 6, 2013

Coming Up in 2013

Katy Keiffer rings in 2013 by talking about the upcoming season of Straight, No Chaser! Tune in to hear about…

EPISODE 50 | December 16, 2012

Sugar with Cristin Couzens & Dr. Marion Nestle

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by guest co-host Dr. Marion Nestle! Dr….

EPISODE 49 | December 9, 2012

Poultry & Public Health with Amanda Hitt

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is talking poultry and public health with Amanda Hitt, the Director of…

EPISODE 48 | December 2, 2012

Pesticides, Herbicides, and Genetics with Dr. Charles Benbrook

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is geeking out with Dr. Charles Benbrook. Dr. Benbrook is a research…

EPISODE 47 | November 18, 2012

Lily Kelly of Global Green USA & the Coalition for Resource Recovery

Today on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by Lily Kelly. Lily Kelly is the Interim…

EPISODE 46 | November 11, 2012

Disaster Relief with Christy Robb of St. John’s Bread & Life

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by Christy Robb, the Director of Food…

EPISODE 45 | October 28, 2012

Antibiotics in Food Animal Production with Dr. James Johnson

On this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is talking with Dr. James Johnson. James R. Johnson, M.D….

EPISODE 44 | October 21, 2012

Erik Cutter on Hydroponics and Vertical Farming

On this episode of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is talking with Erik Cutter of Alegría Farms and EnvironIngenuity. Tune…

EPISODE 43 | October 14, 2012

Dr. Richard Raymond of the Food Safety and Inspection Service

Today on Straight, No Chaser Katy Keiffer is on the phone with Dr. Richard Raymond. In 2005 after a long…

EPISODE 42 | October 7, 2012

Author and Food Stylist Libbie Summers

Libbie Summers returns to Straight, No Chaser! Libbie is an accomplished writer, culinary producer and stylist for television and print…

EPISODE 41 | September 30, 2012

Jean Halloran of Consumers Union: Trader Joe’s, Antibiotics, & MRSA

Jean Halloran rejoins Katy Keiffer on this week’s installment of Straight, No Chaser. Jean has worked on food safety and…

EPISODE 40 | September 23, 2012

Barf Blog with Professor Doug Powell from KSU

Food borne illness is the theme on this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser as host Katy Keiffer welcomes Doug…

EPISODE 39 | September 16, 2012

Animal Handling with Dr. Temple Grandin

Katy Keiffer continues her investigation of the cattle industry on this week’s Straight, No Chaser with Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr….

EPISODE 38 | September 9, 2012

Andrew F. Smith and American Tuna

Katy Keiffer is back with more Straight, No Chaser! In the beginning of the episode, Katy outlines some of the…

EPISODE 37 | July 29, 2012

Season One Recap

This marks the end of Straight, No Chaser’s first season! Congratulations to our host, Katy Keiffer! Each week, Katy offers…

EPISODE 36 | July 22, 2012

St. John’s Bread and Life

This week on Straight, No Chaser host Katy Keiffer takes on the crisis of hunger with guest Anthony Butler, Executive…

EPISODE 35 | July 15, 2012

Author Lynne Curry, “Pure Beef”

On this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is talking cattle and beef with Lynne Curry, author of…

EPISODE 34 | July 8, 2012

Jean Halloran Of Consumers Union: Antibiotics In Food

On this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by Jean Halloran. Jean has…

EPISODE 33 | July 1, 2012

Paul Lightfoot, Ceo Of Brightfarms Urban Ag

What could be more ‘local’ than buying produce that was grown at your supermarket? On this week’s episode of Straight,…

EPISODE 32 | June 24, 2012

Benjamin Solotaire And Caitlin Salemi Of The Nyc Food And Farm Bill Working Group ; Farm Bill

On this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser, we’re talking about the 2012 Farm Bill. Katy Keiffer is joined in…

EPISODE 31 | June 17, 2012

Raoul Baxter ; Cattle Industry Expert

Welcome to another episode of Straight, No Chaser! On this week’s installment, Katy Keiffer is talking with Raoul Baxter of…

EPISODE 30 | June 10, 2012

Tim Fitzgerald of The EPA : Sustainable Seafood

On this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is on the phone with Tim Fitzgerald. Tim currently directs…

EPISODE 29 | June 3, 2012

Author Peter Kaminsky: “Culinary Intelligence”

On this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined in the studio by Peter Kaminsky, food writer…

EPISODE 28 | May 20, 2012

Dr. Dickson Despommiers: Vertical Farming

This week on Straight, No Chaser Katy Keiffer has an in-depth conversation about vertical farming with Dr. Dickson Despommier, the…

EPISODE 27 | May 13, 2012

Public Health Advocate And Attorney Michele Simon

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with Michele Simon, a public health lawyer who has been researching…

EPISODE 26 | May 2, 2012

Associated Press Food Editor J.M. Hirsch: Food Media

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined by J.M. Hirsch, Food Editor for the Associated Press. Get…

EPISODE 25 | April 29, 2012

Author Jennifer Cockrall

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer talks urban agriculture with Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of “Food and the City:…

EPISODE 24 | April 22, 2012

Greenmarket NYC & Farmers Market Coalition

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined by Michael Hurwitz, Executive Director of Greenmarket NYC and Stacy…

EPISODE 23 | April 15, 2012

Author Marion Nestle, “Why Calories Count”

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with one of our generations great food thinkers, Dr. Marion Nestle….

EPISODE 22 | April 1, 2012

Amanda Hitt of The Government Accountability Project: Agricultural Gag Laws

This week on Straight, No Chaser, host Katy Keiffer discusses the Ag Gag Laws with Amanda Hitt is the Director…

EPISODE 21 | March 25, 2012

Mark Dunlea of Hunger Action Network Of Nys: Farm Bill

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with Mark Dunlea about everything current in US Food Policy. Mark…

EPISODE 20 | March 18, 2012

Steve Jenkins: Fairway Market, Michelle Buster, Forever Cheese

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer sits down to chat with Steve Jenkins of Fairway Market and Michele…

EPISODE 19 | March 11, 2012

ALBC And Farmers Veteran Coalition, Returning Vets In Agriculture

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with Jeannette Beranger of the American Livestock Breed Conservancy and Chris…

EPISODE 18 | March 4, 2012

Brooklyn Grange Returns! : Urban Agriculture

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with Ben Flanner, Anastasia Cole Plakias, Chase Emmons & Michael Meier…

EPISODE 17 | February 26, 2012

Jessica Donze Black, Pew Health Group: Healthy School Food

There are few topics more important in this country than the health of our children, and this week on Straight,…

EPISODE 16 | February 20, 2012

Organic Seed Growers Vs Monsanto

In this very important and very timely episode of Straight No Chaser host Katy Kieffer talks with farmer Jim Gerritsen…

EPISODE 15 | February 12, 2012

Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler: Raw Milk

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer has an in-depth conversation on raw milk and food borne illness with…

EPISODE 14 | February 5, 2012

Author Timothy Pachirat: “Every 12 Seconds Industrialized Slaughter And The Politics Of Sight”

Katy Keiffer has a deep discussion about slaughterhouses and transparency with the author of “Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and…

EPISODE 13 | January 29, 2012

Michael Conard Of Urban Design Lab : Food Systems And Urban Agriculture

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined by Michael Conard, the Assistant Director of the Urban Design…

EPISODE 12 | January 22, 2012

Chuck Jolley, Cattle Industry Expert, Pink Slime

You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen it, but what IS “pink slime”? This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer…

EPISODE 11 | January 15, 2012

Michael Conard Of Urban Design Lab : Food Systems And Urban Agriculture

You may think you’ve had extra virgin olive oil, but there’s a good chance you haven’t. Tune in to an…

EPISODE 10 | January 8, 2012

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Farm Bill

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of the great state of Maine….

EPISODE 9 | December 18, 2011

Author Sam Fromartz; Food And Environmental Reporting Network

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy is joined by the new Editor-in-Chief of the Food and Environment Reporting Network….

EPISODE 8 | December 11, 2011

Nrdc And As You Sow, Nanotechnology In Food

What is nano technology and how does it relate to food? Tune in to a scientific episode of Straight, No…

EPISODE 7 | December 4, 2011

Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler, Food Borne Illnesses

This week Straight, No Chaser takes on foodborne illness when lawyer Bill Marler joins host Katy Keiffer. Marler began representing…

EPISODE 6 | November 20, 2011

Author Alex Prud’homme, “The Ripple Effect”

Water is the defining resources of the 21st century. Learn more about our water supply and why the issues surrounding…

EPISODE 5 | November 13, 2011

Author Ben Hewitt;” Making Supper Safe”

Food Safety is the theme on this week’s episode of Straight, No Chaser hosted by Katy Keiffer. Listen in as…

EPISODE 4 | November 6, 2011

Brooklyn Grange; Urban Ag

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined by one of the founders of The Brooklyn Grange, a…

EPISODE 3 | October 30, 2011

Occupy Against Big Food

On this week’s edition of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is joined by food activists Erika Lade and Kristin Wartman…

EPISODE 2 | October 23, 2011

Catskill Mountain Keeper Wes Gillingham, Hydrofracking

The hydrofracking debate is as important as ever and host Katy Keiffer speaks about our water supply with Wes Gillingham…

EPISODE 1 | October 16, 2011

Cookbook Authors Kathy Gunst, Katherine Alford, and Libbie Summers

Straight, No Chaser debuts! Tune in as Katy Keiffer starts the show off right with three talented food personalities and…

Advocacy & Food Policy | April 6, 2016

Cage-free is the Way to Be

Advocacy & Food Policy | February 21, 2016

Why Isn’t Every Politician Talking About This?

Advocacy & Food Policy | December 13, 2015

U.S. Food Policy is Making You Sick, For Real

Meat & Fish | November 2, 2015

Bad Meat Goes Beyond Antibiotics

Commentary | October 17, 2015

Are We Soda Obsessed?

Advocacy & Food Policy | October 13, 2015

Downstream Drama: Ag Pollution in Drinking Water

Commentary | September 8, 2015

Peeing your ABC’s: Some Vitamins Go in and Out

Commentary | September 7, 2015

We Are Too Evolved For The Paleo Diet

Advocacy & Food Policy | September 6, 2015

Why You Can’t Talk Agriculture Without Talking Water

Science & Tech | August 31, 2015

3D Printing your Personalized Breakfast – The Future is Now!

Advocacy & Food Policy | August 30, 2015

Temple Grandin Wants to Know: Are You Part of the 10%?

Advocacy & Food Policy | August 29, 2015

The Pig’s Out of the Cage, Folks

Meat & Fish | August 28, 2015

Cattle Pact: The Benefits of Buying in Bulk

Culinary | August 25, 2015

Are You Buying Bad Olive Oil?