Food News Beyond the Headlines


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For the past two years, the news has been stark and at times, downright terrifying. War, disease, supply shortages – but these matters do not exist in a vacuum. These global concerns have trickle-down effects on industries across the board, including the food world. From food recalls to fast food worker strikes to global shortages, we look to shows across our network to uncover the history, legislation, and key issues behind headline news and how it relates to what we eat.

Further Reading and Listening:

Learn more about the founding of the FDA on A Taste of the Past episode 346: Poison Squad: Founding of the FDA and about the FDA’s present short-comings on What Doesn’t Kill You: episode: 364: Explosive Report on How the FDA is Failing Our Food System.

You can read Deborah Blum’s book Poison Squad here or watch the film about it here.

Dig deeper into the history of, and current controversies surrounding OSHA on What Doesn’t Kill You Episode 316: Where is OSHA in meatpacking?

Listen to the full episode of What Doesn’t Kill You episode 347: Poultry Farmer Blows the Whistle on Perdue and find out more about Rudy Howell’s story and how you can support the Food Integrity Campaign at

Find out more on Why the War in Ukraine Will Affect Food Supplies Globally on episode 363 of What Doesn’t Kill You

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