Sandhya Dirks

Is the agriculture industry being bullied?

Jun 13, 2012
Sandhya Dirks / Harvest Public Media

There is a culture war raging in the heartland. It’s not about abortion or religion or gay marriage, it’s about how food is produced in this country.

As in any war, language is playing a big role. Take, for instance, the way Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad defended the beef product that came to be known as “pink slime.”

“It’s just tragic that people use smear language against products,” Branstad said. “We would never let people smear somebody because of who/what they look like, or their race, or their religion.”

Business Beat: Govenors Back Beef Trimmings

Apr 6, 2012
AP

This week: U.S. farmers made over 98 billion dollars last year, and consumers are upset about "lean beef trimmings," but governors are trying to diffuse the situation.

Governors Back Beef Trimmings

Apr 4, 2012
AP

By Sandhya Dirks

The consumer uproar over “pink slime” has now got the beef industry roaring back.