New World Notes - American Food
This week on New World Notes: radio program #300, Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (and again on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.), host Kenneth Dowst offers a not-so-mouthwatering look at the state of food in America.
'Tis the season to think of food. Not only the stuff itself but the politics, economics, and ecology of the American agricultural system. Some personal reflections by K.D. are interwoven with eight short commentaries by progressive populist Jim Hightower and a song.
Topics include: packaging chicanery at the supermarket, declining food-safety rules for corporate meat-packers, low wages at fast-food chains, huge "agricultural" subsidies for the rich, how the drug-warriors destroyed an organic farm, and a family vegetable farmer near Hartford who decides to add a few pigs and sell a little pork.
Jim Hightower's recorded commentaries are from his Web site: www.jimhightower.com.
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