Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

Some people in US need an enemy to keep building weapons – Ron Paul

News Wrap: Senate Intelligence leaders dismiss claim of Trump wiretap

Trump budget prizes military buildup and sweeping cuts

Papantonio: Monsanto Knowingly Sold Human Carcinogen To Consumers

Food-matters

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Colored People: A Memoir

Cuba’s farming future

Food-matters

Republican Plan Isn’t a Healthcare Proposal, Just Tax Breaks for Billionaires (w/Rep. Mark Pocan)

Under Republicans, Everyone Will Pay More for Less Insurance and Care (w/Congressman Mark Pocan)

Where Federal Food Research Funds Really Go | On Point

In this Sept. 13, 2016 photo, farmer Sam McCullough uses his combine to harvest quinoa near Sequim, Wash. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

With guest host Jane Clayson. March 16, 2017

Washington spends millions on agriculture research. But most of that spending doesn’t go toward fruits, vegetables, what we actually eat. We’ll peel back why. Plus: new safety concerns about Monsanto’s weed killer.

We’re supposed to be eating good food. Lots of fruits and vegetables. But the federal government isn’t spending the Ag dollars to make them more accessible and affordable. Billions are going to corn and soy subsidies for livestock and ethanol for our cars. But what about more spinach? Harvesting more efficiently. This hour On Point, Ag dollars and your shopping cart. Plus: new safety concerns about Monsanto’s weed killer.

Guests

Helena Bottemiller Evich, senior food and agriculture reporter at POLITICO. @hbottemiller)

Jay Hill, owner and operator of Hill Farms and Wholesale Family Farms in Mesilla, NM.

Stephanie Mercier, director of policy at the Farm Journal Foundation. Former chief economist of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee.

Jeremy Bernfeld, editor of Harvest Public Media. (@JeremyHPM)

Dialing Back On U.S. Emissions Standards | On Point

In this June 22, 2015 file photo, a Buick Verano is assembled at General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

With guest host Jane Clayson

President Trump takes aim at federal auto-emission regulations. We’ll look at what’s on the line for the US auto industry, cars and climate change

President Trump took aim at fuel-economy standards yesterday, promising to roll back Obama-era regulations and make U.S. the car capital of the world again. Automakers are celebrating. Environmentalists are biting their nails. All this as the administration targets other regulations meant to protect against climate change. This hour On Point, auto emissions and the environment, in the Trump era.

Guests

John Stoll, Detroit bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. (@johndstoll)

Robert Stavins, professor of environmental economics and director of the Environmental Economics program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. (@RobertStavins)

Vicki Arroyo, executive director of Georgetown University’s Climate Center, where she oversees climate and energy policy.