5-16-12: The Food OUR Food Eats

May 16, 2012 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

Could chickens be forced to eat arsenic?

Photo courtesy of protohiro / Creative Commons.

In today’s Smart Nutrition, we examine the food that our food eats.  The General Assembly took up this issue during the regular session, and Maryland became the first state in the country to ban most drugs that contain arsenic from chicken feed.

We addressed this bill (SB 207 / HB 167),in one of our Legislative Lightning Rounds–you can hear one of the bills sponsors, Senator Paul Pinsky, Democrat of Prince George’s County, and with Valerie Connelly, Director of Government Relations for the Maryland Farm Bureau, which opposed the bill.  The Governor has not yet signed it.

Tom Hall talks about this with Monica Reinagel, a licensed nutritionist from Baltimore, and the host and creator of the podcast Nutrition Diva, and with  Keeve Nachman, director of the Farming for the Future program at the Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins.

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