NEW FOOD REPORTING PROJECT DIVES DEEP INTO PORK DRUG
Grist, Twilight, January 26, 2012
On Wednesday, thanks to a collaboration with a new nonprofit news organization called the Food and Environment Reporting Network, MSNBC ran an in-depth report on ractopamine hydrochloride, a drug commonly used in pigs and known on the market as Paylean.
The story is important for two reasons. First, it has the potential to widen the public’s understanding of a powerful, over-used drug, and to help us dig down into what it really means when we hear about the use of growth promoting drugs in meat. Second, it’s the mark of a new voice in food journalism — one that’s well worth paying attention to if you’re interested the intersection of food and the environment.
Lean pigs, creepy residue?