Guest: Jane Akre – Local Fox Reporter Fired For Story About Monsanto

 We interviewed Jane Akre. After that, it landed in the Food Nation Radio Interview Archives:

I spoke with Jane Akre, former reporter for Fox News 13 in Tampa Bay. She spoke out after she was was fired for doing a story on bovine growth hormone. I listened to her explain how it is used in dairy products known as rBGH. However, her piece was never broadcast. In addition, the firing came from the top at Fox NY.

After that, she filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination.

Here’s her story with the information about what happened to her:

Jane Akre’s bio from her website:

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).

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and stations around the country.

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