Abbie Fentress Swanson http://tspr.org en Padlock the Milk! FDA’s Push to Safeguard the Food Supply http://tspr.org/post/padlock-milk-fda-s-push-safeguard-food-supply <p>Many of the food terrorism scenarios outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involve liquid. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:57:12 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 49719 at http://tspr.org Padlock the Milk! FDA’s Push to Safeguard the Food Supply Even As Dairy Industry Booms, There Are Fewer And Fewer Farms http://tspr.org/post/even-dairy-industry-booms-there-are-fewer-and-fewer-farms Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>On Friday, President Obama is scheduled to sign a new farm bill into law. It contains a provision that allows all dairy farms to be part of a safety net. The point is to offset risk when milk prices are too low or feed costs too high. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:59:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 47956 at http://tspr.org In A Small Missouri Town, Immigrants Turn To Schools For Help http://tspr.org/post/small-missouri-town-immigrants-turn-schools-help <em>This story comes to us from Harvest Public Media, a public radio reporting project that focuses on agriculture and food production issues.</em> <em>You can see more photos and hear more audio from the series </em><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/shadows-slaughterhouse-dreams-own-words-immigrant" target="_blank">here</a>.<em> Wednesday, we'll have a story from a meatpacking plant in Garden City, Kan., which takes a proactive stance toward its newest immigrants.</em><p>For centuries, immigrants in search of a better life have been drawn to America's largest cities. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:33:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 45117 at http://tspr.org In A Small Missouri Town, Immigrants Turn To Schools For Help Most Imported Food Not Inspected http://tspr.org/post/most-imported-food-not-inspected <p>Food and Drug Administration regulators inspected less than two-percent of the food shipments that were imported to the U.S. in the 2012 fiscal year. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:24:40 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 45051 at http://tspr.org Most Imported Food Not Inspected In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse http://tspr.org/post/shadows-slaughterhouse <p>Immigrants have always been the backbone of America’s meat packing plants, offering upward mobility for its newcomers. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:05:51 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Peggy Lowe 43383 at http://tspr.org In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse