This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway talks to author of ‘Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy’, Mark Schapiro. Mark explains how the carbon issues of the world doesn’t just affect the environment. He explains how climate changes have had an astronomical impact on farming, crop insurance as well as the economy. They discuss various groups that are making profits and adapting to these serious issues. Mark also explains his surprising discovery about the changes in farming approaches made by the USDA. For details on the mentioned and much more, tune in. This show is brought to you by The International Culinary Center

“My eyes were open when I was doing reporting on this book. It’s incredible how the crop insurance system is bearing the brunt of the US Federal Government’s financial pay outs from climate change.” [5:30]

“What we’re trying to do is to have a price for fossil fuels that reflect their actual cost.” [25:30]

“Consciousness is rising in the world about the carbon food prints of various food products.” [29:00]

Mark Schapiro on Eat Your Words