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Farm & Food Controversies With Harvest Public Media

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a look at the role of semantics when we discuss industrial agriculture. What does it mean when we say pink slime vs. lean beef trimming? Biotech vs. GMO?

We're joined today by Peggy Lowe, reporter for Harvest Public Media, as we listen back to a live event they hosted at the Broadway Brewery in Columbia, Missouri called Digest This.

The panelists featured in the discussion we will be broadcasting include --

* Wes Jamison, an associate professor of communication at Palm Beach Atlantic University. His research involves political communication and public relations as it relates to food, agriculture, and science politics, and corporate communications.
* Mike Adams, host of AgriTalk, a syndicated radio talk show featuring discussions about issues and ideas important to rural America.
* Chris Chinn, a hog producer and fifth-generation farmer and former chair of the national AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.
* Bruce Friedrich, senior director for strategic initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal protection organization. He is the co-author of the “The Animal Activist’s Handbook."

One of the conversation starters during the live event was a Chipotle ad - what do you think?

Read more about it on the Harvest Public Media blog.

You can replay the webcast of the event - the full hour - over here.

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Do you feel food production is misrepresented in the public sphere? How much should consumers know about the food they eat? Was Chipotle's ad eloquent or ignorant? Tweet us @KCURcst, or send us an e-mail centralstandard@kcur.org.