Farmers for Trump
Longtime food and agriculture policy reporter, Chuck Abbott, helps us to understand our nation’s “farmer voting bloc” and its loyalty to Trump throughout the last two election cycles. What policies and belief systems have generated our rural-urban political divide? Chuck takes us through the trade war with China, agricultural subsidies...
The latest on COVID-19 in food processing with Leah Douglas
In this update, Leah talks about her most recent piece for FERN detailing how numbers are underreported in meatpacking plants in North Carolina, and no agency is regulating them. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't...
Monthly Roundup with Leah Douglas
FERN reporter Leah Douglas reviews the Covid Map for meatpackers, describes her oped in rebuttal to Smithfield and reviews the ag news. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member! What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.
How Can Technology Connect SNAP Recipients to More Food Options?
As millions of Americans file unemployment claims amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many states are working to make emergency SNAP benefits easily accessible for struggling families. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the USDA is allowing states to relax requirements and waiting periods so that families can continue participating in...
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 meatpacking towns and a scary executive order opening the path toward FinFish aquaculture in open seas. What Doesn't Kill You is powered by Simplecast.
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 they have a recipe to fix american agriculture. At least they are talking about it! What Doesn't Kill You is powered by Simplecast.
Magic 8 Ball
Eating Matters welcomes Sam Fromartz, Editor in Chief of the Food Environment Reporting Network (FERN), back to the show to discuss the new, annual survey highlighting the top 10 issues their journalists think will make up the news in 2018. From the fight to control seed technology to antibiotic...