Toxins in dark chocolate, Clash over Line 5 oil and gas pipeline

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A post marks where Enbridge’s Line 5 crosses the reservation of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on Friday, June 24, 2022. The Canadian energy firm is proposing to reroute Line 5 for 41 miles around the tribe’s reservation. Danielle Kaeding/WPR

According to Consumer Reports, different levels of heavy metals have recently been found in dark chocolate products. A food safety researcher explains. Then, two Indigenous leaders discuss Enbridge’s Line 5 oil and gas pipeline in Wisconsin and Michigan.

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  • Heavy metals in dark chocolate

    A recent investigation by Consumer Reports found dangerous levels of lead and cadmium in many dark chocolates. We talk to the organization’s head of food testing about what it found, how it decides which foods to test and how consumers can reduce risks.

  • Indigenous leaders speak on Line 5

    A federal judge will soon decide what conditions must be met in order to shut down the Line 5 pipeline. Leaders of two Indigenous communities affected by the pipeline share their concerns.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • James Rogers Guest
  • Mike Wiggins Guest
  • Whitney Gravelle Guest

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