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Food has emerged as a critical policy area – and it raises big questions about health, labor, sustainability and our collective future. Join host Jenna Liut for conversations with food policy experts and leaders about the issues that shape our everyday experiences of buying, cooking and eating food.
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Daisy Freund, Director of Farm Animal Welfare at the ASPCA, joins host Jenna Liut to discuss the exciting work the organization is doing to help consumers navigate food labels, elevate meaningful farm animal welfare certifications, and support small farmers, large producers, independent businesses and large corporations in building a more humane, transparent and accountable food system.
Kim Kessler, the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - and Eating Matters creator! - joins host Jenna Liut to discuss the agency's innovative and impactful work in promoting and protecting the health of all New Yorkers.
Host Jenna Liut welcomes Dr. Marlene Schwartz, Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, back on the show to discuss the article she co-authored with Dr. Kelly Brownell and Dr. Lee Miller that was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. The article, “Primer on US Food and Nutrition Policy and Public Health,” explores the critical and inextricable link between agriculture and public health and demonstrates the need for policies that simultaneously address hunger, obesity and the effects of agricultural production on the environment.
Episode 139: What's Good

Episode 139: What's Good

2019-06-3001:10:47

Alexander Gillett, CEO and Co-Founder of HowGood – which specializes in rating companies and products based on their environmental, social and labor practices – joins host Jenna Liut to discuss how they have amassed the largest database on food and personal care product sustainability in the world.
Naama Tamir, co-owner of Lighthouse and Lighthouse Outpost, was recently named as Slow Food NYC's 2019 "Snailblazer," a designation granted to changemakers committed to creating a better food system.
Episode 137: Food Routes

Episode 137: Food Routes

2019-06-0200:56:02

Host Jenna Liut is joined by Robyn Metcalfe, author of the newly published book, “Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating”.
Roundup, a common glyphosate-based herbicide made by Monsanto, is back in the news as a California jury recently ordered the company to pay $2 billion in damages to a married couple who both developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which they say was caused by many years of using this product. Carey Gillam, investigative journalist and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, joins host Jenna Liut to discuss the science behind glyphosate, how it became the world's most popular herbicide, and what is at stake for human and environmental health as a result of its prevalence worldwide.
This week, a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was released stating that nature is declining globally at unprecedented rates and the rate of species extinction is accelerating. Joining the show to help explain why and the extent to which the decline in biodiversity is happening, the consequences of the decline and how we need to move forward is Susan Casey – Lefkowitz, Chief Program Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
This season of Eating Matters has focused a lot on how to feed a growing world’s population without completely destroying the planet and policies and programs – past, present and future – aimed at helping us get there.
Episode 133: Organic Valley

Episode 133: Organic Valley

2019-04-0700:54:38

Host Jenna Liut sits down with Organic Valley’s Mission Executive, Leslie Kruempel, to discuss their unique co-op model and brand strategy.
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