Tom Colicchio, the face of Top Chef and Craft Restaurant, is talking antibiotics in the food system on this week’s What Doesn’t Kill You. Katy Keiffer calls up Tom to talk about how he good involved in the politics of food and activism. Listen in to hear Tom talk about the differences between charity and direct action, and their respective impacts in the realm of food policy. Hear how Tom’s experience with staph has inspired him to tackle antibiotic usage in food production. How can the restaurant industry support antibiotic-free meat besides using their purchasing power? Find out how Tom’s restaurants source their meat, and how they can afford humanely-raised, antibiotic-free meat. Tune into this episode to hear more about growth promotion, the environmental effects of livestock production, and CAFO conditions. Thanks to our sponsor, Fairway Market. Thanks to Dead Stars for today’s music.
“If there is a food movement, it needs to encompass everything. We need to look at hunger issues, environment, farm safety, antibiotics… we really need to make a voting block that will vote on food issues.” [9:50]
— Tom Colicchio on What Doesn’t Kill You