Food Censorship: a 3-part video presented at the 2014 NESAWG It Takes a Region conference, with Jane Akre

Dairy, Livestock, NESAWG Publication, Sustainable Agriculture

To help us explore the concept of food censorship in the media today, journalist Jane Akre gave a presentation by video at NESAWG's 2014 It Takes a Region conference.  She reflected on her 1997 investigative report about concerns over recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in milk.  Due to pressure from rBGH's manufacturer, Monsanto, the Fox News affiliate TV station Akre worked for, pulled the story just before broadcast.  Akre and her partner were subsequently fired.

This 5-minute video, presented at the 2014 NESAWG It Takes A Region Conference, is in 3 parts.  The first two were produced by the Goldman Environmental Prize. They include a summary of the rBGH censorship story, and a clip from the 2001 Goldman Environmental awards ceremony.  Jane Akre provided the third, recent (Fall 2014) video.

Thank you to the Goldman Environmental Prize for helping to expose the rBGH story and to AlleyCat Group for production assistance.