By Noel Brinkerhoff
A new multi-part series on PBS discusses four major economic issues affecting the United States and, it just so happens, the interests of the program’s corporate sponsor.
Dow Chemical underwrote the series “America Revealed,” whose four installments cover the topics food and agriculture, transportation, electricity and manufacturing.
A review of Dow’s corporate website reveals the corporation’s four major interests are agriculture, infrastructure & transportation, energy and consumer & lifestyle.
In the first episode, the series discussed the rise of genetically modified (GM) foods as a solution to the pest problem in the corn industry. Perhaps not coincidentally, Dow is a major producer a GM seeds.
Episode 3, which airs tonight, concentrates on power. Dow produces components for nuclear power plants, coal-powered plants and solar panels.