With the Rio Olympics 2016 underway, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet dive into Brazil’s food system – unpacking how Brazil is combating obesity while improving farmer livelihoods through progressive policy changes.

Joined by Bridget Huber, a journalist at the Food & Environment Reporting Network, Jenna and Taylor examine how Brazil is working to shift purchases of ultra-processed foods through a sweeping national policy that advocates for the pleasure of eating.

Pitanga fruit, native to Brazil. (Flickr/Bioversity International)

Pitanga fruit, native to Brazil. (Flickr/Bioversity International)

Later on the show we are joined by David Foster, Co-Founder of Everytable, an LA-based restaurant chain on a mission to make good food available to everyone.