Food Whistleblowers and Gag Laws

Food Whistleblowers and Gag Laws

Groups like PETA and the Humane Society of the United States traditionally rely on undercover investigations to expose abuse of animals on farms. Now, laws pending in Iowa, Florida, and Minnesota could stop such groups from 'blowing the...

Groups like PETA and the Humane Society of the United States traditionally rely on undercover investigations to expose abuse of animals on farms. Now, laws pending in Iowa, Florida, and Minnesota could stop such groups from 'blowing the whistle.' We examine the food-and speech-issues surrounding the pending laws.

Guests

Paul Shapiro

Director, Farm Animal Protection Campaign, Humane Society of the United States

Mark Bittman

Food and Food Issues Columnist, New York Times

Kevin Vinchattle

CEO of Iowa Poultry Association & Iowa Egg Council

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