Podcasts Eating Matters

Nature’s Perfect Food

Episode: 60

On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut and Associate Producer Taylor Lanzet dive into the world of milk with their guest Melanie Dupuis. Melanie discusses how milk grew to be ubiquitous —, a staple in the American diet. The author of Nature’ Perfect Food, guides us through the religious, political and sociological factors of, the past two centuries that paved the way for the industrialization of fluid milk.

(Source: flickr)

 

Later on the show, we’re joined by Liz Vaknin and Shelley Golan, Co-Founders of Our Name Is Farm, this week’ featured startup.

Latest Episodes

The Facts: Food & GHG Emissions

The Facts: Food & GHG Emissions

179

We hear about greenhouse gas emissions and their consequences all the time, but who's measuring those emissions? How can countries use that data to develop more sustainable methods for producing and distributing food? Francesco Tubiello, a senior statistician and climate change specialist with the United Nations Food and Agriculture ...
Food & Fertility

Food & Fertility

178

How does nutrition impact your ability to conceive? What are key nutrients and vitamins and their recommended food sources for boosting both women AND men's fertility? Are there multigenerational health effects of our dietary and lifestyle choices? Dr. Nicole Avena, research neuroscientist, nutrition expert and author of the newly released ...
Mercy for Animals

Mercy for Animals

177

Host Jenna Liut is joined by Leah Garcés, President of Mercy for Animals (MFA), an organization working to construct a compassionate food system and end commercial animal agriculture.  They discuss MFA's undercover investigation into the horrific conditions of Costco's chicken farm as profiled in New York Times columnist Nicholas ...
The Monsanto Papers

The Monsanto Papers

176

Host Jenna Liut welcomes the award-winning investigative journalist, Carey Gillam, back to show to discuss her new book, The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man's Search for Justice. A follow up to Gillam's first book, Whitewash - an explosive expose on Monsanto and the health risks of its best-selling ...
Ending Domestic Hunger

Ending Domestic Hunger

173

The fight to eliminate hunger entails measures that go well beyond food banks, soup kitchens, and SNAP benefits. Prior to Biden's inauguration and the release of the Administration's COVID & economic relief proposal, host Jenna Liut interviewed Joel Berg to discuss how higher wages, affordable housing, universal health care, school meals ...
Matriark Foods

Matriark Foods

174

The US is a global leader of food waste, generating about 40 MILLION tons annually, which represents between 30 - 40% of the food supply. Within this waste stream are 10 million tons of perfectly usable vegetables that don't make it to market. Recognizing the critical role this produce could play in tackling the dual challenges of food waste ...
Perilous Bounty

Perilous Bounty

175

We know that U.S. industrial agriculture has had monumental effects on our climate, but how has climate change reciprocally impacted our agricultural system? And, an even more pressing question, how close is our agricultural system to total collapse? In his new book, 'Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can ...
Eating Matters

Farmers for Trump

172

Longtime food and agriculture policy reporter, Chuck Abbott, helps us to understand our nation's 'farmer voting bloc' and its loyalty to Trump throughout the last two election cycles. What policies and belief systems have generated our rural-urban political divide? Chuck takes us through the trade war with China, agricultural subsidies, ...
SERIES
SUBSCRIBE

PARTNER