E08: Tyson Pollutes Water, Salinas Farm to Tech, FDA Tests Pesticides

Tyson, one of the world’s largest producers of meat and poultry, pollutes waterways at the U.S. more than almost every other company, including Exxon Mobil and Dow Chemicals. With fresh water becoming a rapidly disappearing commodity, why are we allowing the meat industry to contaminate what is left with little recourse? In Salinas, California some food growers are taking big steps to bring new life to the agriculture industry, connecting youth, agriculture, and technology through a new computer science program and an ag-tech startup hub. And the FDA finally begins testing our food for glyphosate residue. Glyphosate is the most commonly used pesticide and the World Health Organization recently listed it as probably carcinogenic to humans.

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