Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and professor of Sociology at New York University, discusses the new Urban Food Initiative in Boston--and whether it's okay to serve meals cooked with food passed its sell-by date to low-income consumers.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Urvashi Rangan, Director of Safety and Sustainability at Consumer Reports, talks about the recent investigation that found varying levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. Earlier this year, Consumer Reports found higher than expected levels of arsenic in apple and grape juices and called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue limits for arsenic in those juices. Based on its latest findings and analysis, Consumer Reports is asking the FDA to set limits for arsenic in rice and rice products.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Eric Schlosser, co-producer of the documentary "Food, Inc." and author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal (now with a new afterword), discusses the controversy over the product known as "pink slime" and what the backlash tells us about the meat industry and food safety.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, January 05, 2012
By Joy Y. Wang : WNYC Producer
Food safety expert Marion Nestle talks about what to throw out and what to keep when cleaning out your kitchen for the New Year.
Friday, December 16, 2011
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gives an update of FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC’s Food System report, issued a year ago by the New York City Council. The report examined agricultural production, processing, distribution, consumption and post-consumption of food in New York, and proposes 60 strategic actions to improve health, community, and economic development and sustainability. She's joined by Rob Behnke, CEO and Founder of The Brooklyn Salsa Company, which has designated funds to aid cooperative farmland is taking strides towards Carbon Neutrality, has also teamed up with Community Gardeners, Local CSAs, and Public Schools to transform the rooftops, compostable landfills, backyards, empty lots, cement parks and into a urban farmland.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Political scientist Timothy Pachirat talks about working undercover for five months in a Great Plains slaughterhouse where 2,500 cattle were killed per day—one every twelve seconds. His book Every Twelve Seconds is an examination not only the slaughter industry but also of how, as a society, we hide violent labor.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
As many as 72 people have fallen ill and 16 have died, after eating cantaloupes that were contaminated with listeria, a dangerous bacteria. The contaminated fruit was traced back to Jensen Farms in Colorado, which ships to 25 states. This makes the outbreak the country's deadliest of food related illness in more than a decade, according to public health officials.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill that would overhaul the nation’s food safety system. On this week’s Backstory, Time staff writer Bryan Walsh explains what’s in the Food Safety and Modernization Act, how it aims to improve food safety and minimize recalls, and how it compares to food safety systems in other countries.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Summer brings barbeques, potato salads, and lots of leafy green salads—and the potential for food-borne illness. On this Please Explain, we’ll find out where these bugs come from and how can we avoid getting sick from the foods we eat.