On Air with IER: Episode 26

This week: We take a look at how the state of Indiana's position on pesticides in food products selected for the state's WIC program could be exposing needy Hoosier families to potentially toxic chemicals, and a pathogen deadly to oak trees threatens to spread in the state.
June 11, 2019


Welcome to Episode 26 of the IER Podcast hosted by Alexa Chryssovergis.


Hundreds Of Thousands Of Needy Hoosier Families Could Be Exposed To Harmful Pesticides

By Enrique Saenz

Hundreds of thousands of Indiana families depending on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children could be eating state-approved food products that contain hazardous pesticides.

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A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

  1. Bans and regulations lead to dramatic decrease in elephant poaching in Africa
    Link for the first story.

  2. Scientists to start a forest fire to better understand wildfires
    Link for the second story.


Oak-killing Pathogen Found in Indiana Nurseries

By Mark Alvarado

Earlier this month, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources intercepted plants containing a pathogen called sudden oak death in grocery stores. As its name suggests, SOD is a threat to Indiana’s oak trees if it’s not contained.

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