[358] Confessions of an FDA Agent, Truth Behind ‘Honor Diaries’ & US’ Embarrassing Illiteracy Rate

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Sea Water Fuel, Afghanistan Elections, FDA Fraud, Honor Diaries Funding and American Illiteracy

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about a new ‘breakthrough’ technology discovered by the US Navy, that converts sea water to fuel, yet is only being considered for military use. Abby then features a report by RT Correspondent, Lucy Kafanov, who is on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan, about the Afghanistan presidential elections, the background of the two frontrunners and the looming 2014 NATO withdrawal date. Abby then speaks with former Food and Drug Administration agent, Gary Collins, about why the agency isn’t looking out for consumers and how the FDA differs from its counterparts in other industrialized countries when it comes to regulating genetically modified foods and additives. Abby then remarks on a controversial new film called ‘Honor Diaries’ which highlights a practice performed in some Islamic countries known as Honor Killings. Although the film has an important message, the financiers of the movie are all associated with organizations that promote Islamophobia. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Dr. Richard Long, co-author of the new book ‘Blueprint for a Literate Nation’ about the US’ declining literacy rate and solutions to this growing problem affecting 14 percent of Americans.

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