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Strawberries: Julie Guthman (Ep 27.)

Strawberries is kind of the quintessence of industrial agriculture in California. It’s the fifth highest value crop in the state. It also got the most heavy pesticide regime, by far, of any other crop in the state. And it kind of captures so much of the dynamics of what’s going on in California.“-Julie Guthman

In this edition of The Secret Ingredient Raj Patel, Tom Philpott and Rebecca McInroy talk with Dr. Julie Guthman about strawberry production, what’s happening with chemicals and fumigants in the strawberry fields today, and where she sees hope in the food movement.

Texas Standard: December 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman tells donors he knows who the GOP challenger will be and he’s not from New York…
Today on the Standard- what hours of family videos discovered online tell us about the real Ted Cruz.
Also, the population of a North Texas town grows by hundreds (of children) and some locals are none too happy. We’ll hear why.
Despite an expansion of marriage rights, the percentage of Texans going to the altar drops…what’s behind the wedding bell blues…those stories and more today on the Texas Standard