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Your Call: Chemicals on your plate


On the April 7th edition of  Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on toxic chemicals by focusing on our food system. We are exposed to a cocktail of chemicals, additives and pesticides in the food we eat.

More than 6,000 chemicals are used to harvest, process, and package our food. What toxins are used to produce our food? And what are their health and environmental effects? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Kristin Schafer, program and policy director for Pesticide Action Network

Elizabeth Grossman, senior reporter for Civil Eats 

Dr Gillian Miller, staff Scientist at the Ecology Center

Web Resources:

Pesticide Action Network

Civil Eats        

The ecology Center: Buyer Beware

Huffington Post:  The FDA Wants To Limit Arsenic In Infant Rice Cereal

KCRA: California: Chemical warning may scare poor from canned food