The World on Your Plate
This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis hosts a conversation about food in a global context with guest Frederick Kaufman, Contributing editor at Harper's and instructor at City University of New York and CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism. Frederick presents ideas that will leave your brain racing well after the show has ended. Food distribution, security, politics, property rights and value systems are all discussed as Mitchell and Frederick try to imagine a world of food that is more sustainable and responsible. This is truly not an episode to be missed. Sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.
"What we have to realize about global food is that it's been global for a very long time. Food is one of those things we need every day but doesn't grow out of the ground every day for us. It's no coincidence we see food coming from outside cities. There has always been movement in the food movement."
"As wheat went international, the American dollar went international. It transformed the way we did business in this country."
"Tomatoes are the most international and commoditized vegetables on earth."
--Frederick Kaufman, Contributing editor at Harper's and instructor at City University of New York and CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism on Taste Matters