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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bringing Local Seafood Back

Friday, December 24, 2010

Paul Greenberg, food columnist and author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, and John Waldman, professor of biology at Queens College and author of Heartbeats in the Muck, discuss New York City seafood and the prospects of local fish hitting your supermarket anytime soon.

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The Takeaway

Senate Passes Food Safety Overhaul

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that could significantly alter food safety in the United States. Right now, the FDA only steps in when a recall is underway. Under the new law, the agency would be allowed to inspect any farm and try to prevent the kind of salmonella outbreaks that made the headlines last summer.

Benjamin England worked at the FDA for 17 years and founded FDAImports.com. He believes this legislation could lead to dramatic change, but only if the government can find the funding to back up the FDA's expanded role.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bringing Local Seafood Back

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Paul Greenberg, food columnist and author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, and John Waldman, professor of biology at Queens College and author of Heartbeats in the Muck, discuss New York City seafood and the prospects of local fish hitting your supermarket anytime soon.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Food Trucks Rule

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Los Angeles County is moving to hold its many food trucks and carts to the same health department rules as restaurants.  Ross Resnick, the founder of roaminghunger.com talks about food truck culture and what this might mean to LA vendors.  Listeners, do you want to know what the health department thinks of the city's foodtrucks, or would you rather just enjoy that hot dog in ignorant bliss?

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The Takeaway

DIY Checkup: Mitigating the Negative Health Effects of Chemicals

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Some 80,000 chemicals are on the market and immediately available to Americans; many of these chemicals are manufactured for use in our daily lives, including as food additives. According to a recent report released by President Obama's Cancer Panel, we should at least be "concerned" about the issue of carcinogens in the environment we live in. But what exactly should we worry about, and how can we reduce our exposure?

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The Takeaway

New Study Links ADHD to Pesticide Exposure

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A study published yesterday in the Journal Pediatrics links pesticide exposure in children to a diagnosis of ADHD. When chemicals are everywhere, how can we keep ourselves and our children safe? 

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