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Food safety around the world: Risks and advantages of America’s intensive food production model

In part two of this month’s show, we travel to New York to find out more about American food. In the nation of fast food and factory farms, how much do consumers know and care about what goes into their dishes? We speak with Michael Hansen, a consumer rights expert about the risks inherent in the American model and the dangers of further deregulation under the Trump administration.


And we discuss with Urvashi Rangan of the Grace Communication Foundation, an NGO focusing on sustainable food production practices, about how Americans are increasingly demanding organic produce.

Our report looks at the flip side of the debate – how agricultural innovation has helped increase farm productivity in the US, and what the future holds, with a visit to Aerofarms vertical farm, and the next generation of genetically modified plants being created at Cornell University.

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