Sound Bites: Government Shutdown’s Impact on Food | Arsenic in Animal Feed | Trans-Pacific Partnership & Food Safety

The impacts of the government shutdown on foodOctober 8, 2013 – Segment 3

We will discuss how the government shutdown is affecting food and agriculture on the latest edition of Sound BitesTim Murphy, a reporter in Mother Jones‘ DC bureau, and Michael J. Wilson, Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, will join us in this discussion.

Then we move into a discussion about new restrictions on arsenic in animal feed with Keeve Nachman, Director of the Center for a Livable Future‘s Farming for the Future Program and co-author of a report on arsenic-based drugs used in chickens.

Finally, we turn to a massive free trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, and examine how its implementation may affect food safety. Our guests include: Daren Bakst, Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy for the Heritage Foundation; and Mitch Jones, Director of the Common Resources Program at Food and Water Watch.


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