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What Doesn't Kill You

Heritage Radio Network

Food production is a curious business; it's nuanced, layered, complex, and political. In What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer endeavors to identify and explain some of the key issues in our food system through interviews with journalists, authors, scientists, activists, and industry experts. Water rights, meat and agricultural production, food waste, labor issues, and new technologies are just some of the topics explored so we can better understand how to feed the future.

Food production is a curious business; it's nuanced, layered, complex, and political. In What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer endeavors to identify and explain some of the key issues in our food system through interviews with journalists, authors, scientists, activists, and industry experts. Water rights, meat and agricultural production, food waste, labor issues, and new technologies are just some of the topics explored so we can better understand how to feed the future.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

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Food production is a curious business; it's nuanced, layered, complex, and political. In What Doesn’t Kill You, host Katy Keiffer endeavors to identify and explain some of the key issues in our food system through interviews with journalists, authors, scientists, activists, and industry experts. Water rights, meat and agricultural production, food waste, labor issues, and new technologies are just some of the topics explored so we can better understand how to feed the future.

Twitter:

@kcorrigank

Language:

English

Contact:

BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

What if You Could Measure Your Water Use and Your Food Print? Would You Change the Way You Shop, Eat, Consume?

8/3/2022
Robin Madel takes us through the uses of the Water Calculator, a new tool that measures not just your water use from the tap, but the water used in growing, processing, and distributing agricultural products, clothing, appliances.. pretty much every thing you use. Jerusha Klemperer explains the Food Water Energy Nexus and the implications of our current food system on dwindling water supplies. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't...

Duration:00:44:55

Is Kelp Production the Next Big Thing?

7/18/2022
If you follow the news, you have probably noticed a lot of copy devoted to the commercial cultivation of kelp. Kelp farmer Jonathan McGee explains why farming kelp is a winner for consumers, the ocean, and climate change. HRN is home to transformative exchanges about food. Our 35+ member-supported food podcasts empower eaters to cultivate a radically better world. This month, we’re asking you to join us. Become a monthly sustaining member at heritageradionetwork.org/donate. What Doesn't...

Duration:00:42:56

Meatpacking Gets Hauled up on the Carpet in Congressional Hearings. Hear What They Had to Say for Themselves, and How Ranchers and Producers Responded.

6/13/2022
Forbes journalist Chloe Sorvino describes what happened at a recent congressional hearing where meatpacking CEOs are questioned about their anti competitive, monopolistic, rip-off practices of the last 30 plus years. 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.

Duration:00:43:46

Raised Without Antibiotics Doesn’t Always Mean Raised Without Antibiotics!

6/10/2022
Surprise! Those certification labels promising no antibiotics in animals are sometimes a hollow promise. Andrew deCoriolis from Farm Forward unpacks the recent studies from both the Milken Institute School of Public Health and Farm Forward's own research that show that corners can and are being cut, and no one is really minding the store. USDA/FSIS, once again, fail to deliver. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by...

Duration:00:40:46

Explosive Report on How the FDA Is Failing Our Food System

5/16/2022
Investigative reporter Helena Bottemiller-Evich digs deep into the many ways the FDA, supposedly monitoring our food supply, abjectly fails to adequately monitor and regulate basic products like baby formula, the water used to process vegetables and fruits, and forever chemicals in food packaging. Every year more than 128,000 people are made sick from food-borne illnesses, while over 3000 people die. The US lags far behind other developed nations in maintaining a safe, inspected food...

Duration:00:51:56

Why the War in Ukraine Will Affect Food Supplies Globally

4/11/2022
If you are wondering why a conflict so far away is going to hit so close to home, listen up here to Tom Philpott of Mother Jones. He explains how we are all connected when it comes to food security. Regionalizing our food system makes more sense than ever. 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.

Duration:00:43:34

Union of Concerned Scientists, Ricardo Salvador Gives Tom Vilsack a Report Card on His First Year.

4/6/2022
Senior scientist and Director of the Food and Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Ricardo Salvador evaluates some 10 key initiatives brought by Tom Vilsack in his second term as Secretary of Agriculture. There is also some talk about the 2023 Farm Bill and what to expect, and to hope for! 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.

Duration:00:52:00

Mega Ag is sucking Africa Dry

3/28/2022
My guest today is Anuradha Mittal, the founder and executive director of The Oakland Institute. They recently released a report that exposes how corruption, governments, and major industrial agricultural players are sucking sub-saharan nations dry, even as they promise infrastructure that will provide food security and clean water. Instead, they pollute and displace. Are you a business owner? Become an HRN business member! For $500 HRN will shine a light on your work AND you will help...

Duration:00:38:11

Iowa State Representative Pushes Back on the Hog Industry

3/21/2022
Democratic State Representative Art Staed has put forth a bill that demands a moratorium on building new CAFOs for the next five years. He won't name names, but he tells a story of how an industry has co-opted the state legislature that is the signature of our era, whether state or federal governance. Are you a business owner? Become an HRN business member! For $500 HRN will shine a light on your work AND you will help sustain our mission to expand the way people think about food. As a...

Duration:00:31:27

Right to Repair, a Critical Element of Industry Consolidation

3/11/2022
Most farm equipment is manufactured by a very few industry giants like John Deere. Shutting farmers out of the ability to fix their equipment themselves or locally costs millions of dollars in lost opportunity, not to mention heightened costs for farmers. Right to repair has an impact on all of us, not just farmers. Learn more with Kevin O'Reilly, Director of the Right to Repair Campaign at US PIRG. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What...

Duration:00:42:23

Understanding What Went Wrong With the Cattle Markets

2/21/2022
Mike Callicrate, activist and rancher, comes aboard to talk about breaking up consolidation in the meat industry and re-regionalizing the system. The man has a plan. 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.

Duration:00:53:09

Urban Agriculture; Exponential Growth Over a Decade

1/31/2022
Anastasia Cole Plakias, co-founder of the Brooklyn Grange, talks about the role of urban agriculture, the business model, community engagement, and more. 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.

Duration:00:47:26

Son of Vilsack Helps Perpetuate the Ethanol Industry

1/24/2022
Tom Philpott of Mother Jones returns to discuss the role of Ag Sec Tom Vilsack in fostering and perpetuating the ethanol industry, with his son now stepping into a role with a major "carbon sequestration" project. The MidWest Carbon Express pipeline sounds good on paper, but just how good is it really? 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.

Duration:00:44:11

Antibiotics in the Food Chain

1/17/2022
In 2012 I did the first of many interviews about antibiotics in the animal agriculture sector.. what has happened since then? Join science writer Maryn McKenna for an update on where that all-important and somewhat forgotten issue stands today. 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.

Duration:00:44:46

How Can Policy Affect Food Waste?

1/10/2022
Emily Broad Leib, Faculty Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, offers policy solutions to managing food waste on consumer and corporate platforms. 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.

Duration:00:43:58

Humanewashing: Think Those Labels Mean Something?

12/13/2021
Executive Director of Farm Forward, an advocacy group, takes on the greenwashing of Animal welfare certifications, drawing the distinctions between industry and independent labeling, as well as animal welfare elements frequently overlooked by consumers. Executive Director Andrew DeCoriolis explains why most labels are meaningless, or worse. 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...

Duration:00:35:46

Organizing Poultry Workers in Arkansas

12/6/2021
Magaly Licolli is a labor organizer in Northwest Arkansas, home to the chicken industry. She has been helping poultry workers push back against industry, demanding health care, paid leave, and better wages and working conditions, particularly during the pandemic. 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.

Duration:00:41:36

Economic Study Shows the Value of Regional Agriculture on State Finances

11/29/2021
Economic researcher Dave Swenson and Niman Ranch Farmer Ron Mardesen discuss the financial impact on rural communities of hog farming in more traditional systems vs the industrialized model so prevalent today. 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.

Duration:00:43:25

Scare Tactics by Factory Farms in Minnesota

11/16/2021
Sonja Trom Eayrs, a family law attorney in Minneapolis, has documented the way factory farming giants are deploying deceptive practices, intimidation, and harassment to expand their facilities throughout the farm belt. 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.

Duration:00:47:07

Farmer Focus, a New Kind of Poultry Company

10/25/2021
Corwin Heatwole, Founder and CEO of Farmer Focus, joins to talk about creating a whole new model for industrial chicken production: "farmer-focused", organic, and certified humane. How did he achieve that?? 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.

Duration:00:45:19