Nonhuman Radio – Episode 20-09

On today’s show we’ll be covering a few news stories, leading with the anaerobic dairy digester fairy tale being funded by tax dollars, followed by news of the USDA releasing its facility inspection reports, and a new survey that shows that Americans are receptive to the idea of meat-free meals. We’ll end with a short David and Goliath story about a small vegan cheese company versus the California Department of Agriculture.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“The only creature on Earth whose natural habitat is a zoo is a zookeeper.”
― Karl Pilkington, British comedian, author, and actor.

LINKS:
The misbegotten promise of anaerobic digesters
by Jessica McKenzie
December 3, 2019
LINK: https://thecounter.org/misbegotten-promise-anaerobic-digesters-cafo/

California awards $69.9 million for dairy digester projects
By California Department of Food and Agriculture
July 13, 2018
LINK: http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/15447/california-awards-69-9-million-for-dairy-digester-projects

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Dairy Digester Research and Development Program – Program-Level Data
November 22, 2019
LINK: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/DDRDP/docs/DDRDP_Program_Level_Data.pdf

Operating Manure Digesters in California – 2013
LINK: https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/ag/manuremgmt/operating-manure-digester-site-list-1st-quarter-2013.pdf

After three years, USDA releases previously hidden animal cruelty records
By H. Claire Brown
February 18, 2020
LINK: https://thecounter.org/usda-aphis-hidden-animal-cruelty-inspection-records/

94 Percent Of Americans Are Willing To Eat More Plant-based Foods, Yale Survey Finds
By Nicole Axworthy
February 23, 2020
LINK: https://vegnews.com/2020/2/94-percent-of-americans-are-willing-to-eat-more-plant-based-foods-yale-survey-finds

Miyoko’s Kitchen sues California over plant-based product labeling rules
By Cathy Siegner
February 11, 2020
LINK: https://www.fooddive.com/news/miyokos-kitchen-sues-california-over-plant-based-product-labeling-rules/572052/

Cow’s Milk May Increase Risk for Breast Cancer
February 26, 2020
LINK: https://www.pcrm.org/news/health-nutrition/cows-milk-may-increase-risk-breast-cancer

Airdate: 02/26/2020 / Episode 20-09

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