This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is ending the year on a high note, sitting down with author, food security expert, and the policy director with the NYC Food Policy Center, Dr. Jan Poppendieck. Initially talking about her recently reissued book, “Breadlines Knee-Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression,” Jan points out that it was around the time of the great depression where the country became aware of two of today’s important public issues: farm income and hunger. Jan goes on to unravel the interrelated and complex agricultural and assistance policies throughout the years with many notes of good intentions gone bad. Tune in for a great show! This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“The anti-hunger movement has gotten a lot of its finances from corporations that are simultaneously the perpetrators of some of the wage and labor practices that send people to food pantries in the first place.” [28:00]
—Dr. Jan Poppendieck on Eating Matters