Preventing foodborne illnesses, Sustaining rural communities

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A barn and grain silos
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We talk about food safety and what people should know about food contamination. Then we discuss a new project that aims to discover what makes a rural community thrive and how struggling areas can be nurtured.

Featured in this Show

  • Tracking foodborne illness outbreaks

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new strain of E.coli that has contaminated romaine lettuce and led to the hospitalization of dozens. We talk with a food safety expert about how E.coli and other pathogens contaminate food and what people need to know to stay safe.

  • The Rural Livability Project

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a project to help identify what makes Wisconsin’s rural communities strong and resilient. We talk with the leader of the Rural Livability Project to find out the goals of the project and how the research could help communities that are struggling.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jeri Barak Guest
  • Tessa Conroy Guest

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