Thanksgiving, a time for giving thanks – and for eating and drinking. This week, Professor Courtney Thomas says our food safety system is woefully antiquated. Professor Karen Piper warns that the world is on the brink of water wars – and that can affect our food supply. And Bill Press talks with Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy about Republican obstruction on protecting Americans’ privacy.
- November 23, 2014 ‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. But what is in our food? Who controls our water? Professor Courtney Thomas says our food is not safe enough, and Professor Karen Piper says we are facing a water shortage. And Bill Press interviews Senator Patrick Leahy.
- Courtney Thomas As we sit down to holiday meals, Professor Courtney Thomas tells us about the corporate power and governmental inefficiency that has rendered our food safety programs a century behind the times.
- Karen Piper Three quarters of the Earth’s surface is water, but why are there shortages in the U.S. and around the world? Professor Karen Piper tells us – and describes looming water wars and “the price of thirst.”
- Patrick Leahy Bill Press and his guest, Senator Patrick Leahy, discuss the Senate’s refusal to take up a bipartisan bill to protect against government snooping.
- Jim Hightower Wall Street speculators are walling off young farmers.