Silent Strawberries

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America's appetite for strawberries has exploded in the last few decades. We now eat four times as many as we did in 1970, fueling a $2.5 billion industry. But getting all those strawberries from farms in Ventura and Monterey Counties to market takes a lot of pesticides. A new piece by the Center for Investigative Reporting explores the strawberry industry’s addiction to dangerous pesticides, and the communities put at risk.

Credits

Guest:
Bernice Yeung - Reporter on health and welfare for the Center for Investigative Reporting. - @bmyeung

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott