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This Week's Show

Plastic in Every Bite with Dr. Mary Beth Kirkham

On this edition of GSN, Patti and Doug discuss how beauty products marketed to people of color contain high levels of toxic ingredients, oil and gas companies are moving into geothermal systems, and storm damage from climate change is costing the US more than $165 billion a year. Then our story segment features Dr. Mary Beth Kirkham of Kansas State University talking about microplastics on farms, and how they’re jeopardizing our food supply by increasing the heavy metals in plants.

Links & More Information

 

Mary Beth Kirkham at Kansas State University

https://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/about/people/faculty/kirkham-mb/

 

Extreme weather is costing us a fortune.

https://www.npr.org/2023/01/10/1147986096/extreme-weather-fueled-by-climate-change-cost-the-u-s-165-billion-in-2022

 

Oil and gas companies are getting into geothermal

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/01/renewable-energy-source-oil-industry-00075008

 

Racist Beauty Standards Put Women at Risk

https://www.ehn.org/beauty-justice-2659269198.html

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