Valley Edition - May 29, 2018 - Discrimination At Food Pantries, Tracking Food Safety, Tanya Nichols

May 30, 2018

This week on Valley Edition we learn why the operators of food pantries in the valley say they are facing a new problem - hostility towards Spanish speakers. We also learn how growers, packers and retailers are new technology like blockchain to improve the tracking of food as it flows through the supply chain. It's all part of an effort to reduce the severity of foodborne illness outbreaks like the one that recently tainted romaine lettuce. We also speak with journalist Amanda Fortini about her new piece in the California Sunday Magazine about the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. Later we talk with a noted geologist about how an ancient volcano near Fresno once drawfed the eruption we see today in Hawaii. And we close the show with an interview with local novelist Tanya Nichols on her new book The Circle Game.