Food Policy

The Brian Lehrer Show

Connecticut Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Connecticut has passed a bill requiring specific GMO food labeling, but four other states have to pass such legislation first. Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University, and author of an updated edition of Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2013) talks about the trigger provisions and the larger movement to require special labels for GMO foods.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Food Police

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jayson Lusk, food economist, professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University and author of, The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate, explains why soda bans and foodie trends such as locavorism don't make any economic sense, and why the industrialization of food production is actually a good thing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Food and Farming in America

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and organic farmer, argues that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis. In Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America, she takes aim at what she sees as the cause of our food and public health problems: the consolidation and corporate control of food production.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mark Bittman on Food Matters

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything and the New York Times' Minimalist, discusses his recent Times columns and blog on food. He also talks about how to make better food labels, improve farming and our food supply, and—of course—how to cook everything.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fair Food for All

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Oran B. Hesterman shows how our food system's dysfunctions are unintended consequences of our focus on efficiency, centralization, higher yields, profit, and convenience. He defines the new principles and the concrete steps necessary to restructure it. Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All introduces people and organizations across the country who are making a difference—from bringing fresh food to inner cities, to fighting for farm workers' rights, to putting cows back on the pastures where they belong. He provides practical information for how to get more involved.

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