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.
4 Years of Trump
As the country prepares for President-elect Biden to take office in January, host Jenna Liut is joined by journalist Lisa Held to reflect on the major food and agricultural policy changes we have experienced since Trump took office and the long-term effects they will have on our food system. Lisa is a senior policy reporter for Civil Eats and a fellow Heritage Radio Network host of the show, The Farm Report.
Host Jenna Liut interviews Turner Wyatt, Co-founder & CEO of the Upcycled Food Association, a nonprofit working to reduce food waste by growing the upcycled food economy. They discuss consumer demand upcycled products, UFA’s progress in creating an Upcycled Food Certification Standard, and of course, Brené Brown.
A Conversation with Danielle Nierenberg
Food systems expert and this year’s winner of the Julia Childs Award, Danielle Nierenberg, joins host Jenna Liut to talk about her work as the President of Food Tank, how COVID has lifted the veil on systematic issues plaguing our food system, and the importance of having uncomfortable conversions.
Let's Ask Marion
Host Jenna Liut kicks off the fall season with the one and only Marion Nestle to talk about her new book, "Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health" published by the University of California Press. The book features a series of short essays that explore how food intersects with politics, culture, identity, social class, inequity, and power. It's 4" x 4" and jam packed with everything you need to know about food politics today.
Farming While Black
Host Jenna Liut speaks with farmer, educator, author, and food sovereignty activist, Leah Penniman. She is the Co-Founder, Co-Director and Program Manager of Soul Fire Farm in Petersburg, New York, and she is the author of the book, "Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land." For the past 20 years, Leah has worked to end racism and injustice in our food system by increasing farmland stewardship by people of color, promoting equity in food access, and training the next generation of activist farmers.
Environmental Racism & Justice
Host Jenna Liut speaks with environmental justice expert, Dr. Fatemah Shafiei about how communities of color are disproportionately affected by environmental hazard, the toll it takes on their collective health and overall wellbeing, and what is being done (and not done) to address these issues.
Dr. Shafiei is associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and director of environmental studies at Spelman College. She is also a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council and has served as an environmental justice consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Bates College. Dr. Shafiei has been an expert and a leader in advancing integration of sustainability into college, university, high school, and middle school curricula for more than two decades.
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I LOVE this podcast. It shows a whole different side of the food industry and delves into food politics. It's encouraged me to think about topics from new angles, to look up other sites, organizations, books, etc. that I might not have known about, and has sparked many interesting conversations when I tell friends about what I've heard.
Thank you for this excellent podcast! I truly look forward to it every week!
Well-considered and intelligent.
Thorough and informative for anyone with an interest in the ethics of eating and food policy.
Eating Does Matter!
This is a great podcast! I love the indepth coverage devoted to really important food issues, and the guest selection is great.