Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fox 13 Tampa Bay Reporter Fired For Monsanto Story – Audio

This week on Food Nation Radio Network we spoke with Jane Akre, former television reporter with Fox 13 in Tampa. She was fired for refusing to distort news on her story about Monsanto and  GMO rBGH in milk.

Bio from Jane’s website: “I have been a journalist for nearly 30 years working as a broadcaster, anchor and reporter at stations all around the country as well as CNN. I’ve won numerous awards including the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Ethics as well as the Goldman Prize, North America 2001 for environmental reporting. My husband and I challenged News Corp after it tried to suppress a story about synthetic bovine growth hormone used in much of the nation’s dairy supply.

Understanding the way the FDA approved rBGH is very similar to the way some medical devices slip through critical scrutiny by a federal regulatory system that sometimes feels more like the tail wagging the dog. Our story was told in the film, The Corporation, see a clip (here). My bio appears on Journalism Juice website (here).”

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes ofFood Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News and other stations. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Fox 13 Tampa Bay Reporter Fired For Monsanto Story – Audio

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