Host Jenna Liut interviews author Benjamin Lorr to talk about his new book, “The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket,” which delves into what it takes to get food onto grocery store shelves and who suffers the consequences of our increasing demand for cheap food and efficiency. Lorr pulls back the curtain on a notoriously secretive industry, interviewing people at every level – from the founder of Trader Joes to truck drivers transporting products to trafficked migrants in Myanmar and Thailand at the bottom of the commodity chain. This book is an absolute must read for anyone interested in our food system.

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