Healthwatch is off today. Instead we'll hear Food Sleuth Radio
Did you know that industrial agricultural practices, such as the use of antibiotics and arsenic in poultry production, pose health risks to workers and those living in rural communities? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Keeve Nachman, Ph.D., Director of the Center for a Livable Future s Food Production and Public Health Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (www.jhsph.edu/clf). Nachman explains how arsenic contaminates ground water in agricultural areas (see related map here: http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/browse/arsenic_map.png), describes new policies to restrict arsenic use in poultry production, and explains how antibiotic resistance develops and spreads through rural communities.
Related website: http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/about/staff/Bios/keeve.html