The end is near on this episode of Let’s Get Real. Erica Wides is talking about the apocalypse, and how our entire food system is reliant on the grid. When a blight destroys all of our crops because of a lack of genetic diversity, how are we going to eat fruit snacks or yogurt in a tube? Solar flares, crop failure, and irradiated food are all very possible, if not probable, causes for the end of society as we know it. What to do next? Erica gives some helpful tips on how to survive an apocalypse (hint: eat your next door neighbor). This program has been brought to you by Whole Foods.

 

“The point is that even my culinary students who sign up and pay a lot of money to got to school to have me teach them how to be chefs are utterly clueless as to where their food comes from. It’s like going to medical school and being shocked that medicine actually has something to do with human bodies.” — Erica Wides on Let’s Get Real