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Do you ever wonder why organic food is so expensive? Ali Partovi explains that it’s not because the food is more expensive to grow – find out the real reason why you pay more for organic.
Debra Eschmeyer, head of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and nutrition advisor to the White House, updates us on the Let’s Move program and discusses the #GimmeFive campaign developed to celebrate Let’s Move’s five year anniversary. And she does some pretty mean push ups too!
Former EPA attorney and current Food & Justice lawyer Michele Merkel discusses how she went from working with the EPA to hold factory farms accountable to suing the EPA for not their job to protect people and the environment from problems caused by these industrial complexes.
We at Consumer Reports do lots of different things. We’re lots of different scientists. And one of the most fun things we get to do is deal with other scientists in our organization. And survey is actually loaded with scientists. And we run really interesting national polls. We can kind of take the pulse on […]
Now, that is a really hard to act to follow on the basis that everything Urvashi does is based in science. And although everything AWA does is based in science, we work with round about 2,000 farmers across the US, and about two million acres. And we’re a third party audit program. So what we […]
I have to give a couple of disclosures. Because if you read any of the history of the natural food business, natural food stores. That almost all of them started as counterculture hippies in the 70s. And some of us were working. So I’m second generation. And the other thing that I think is important […]
Coming last after all these speakers, many of the things that I planned on talking about have already been covered far better than I could probably cover them. But it also frees me up perhaps to talk a little more extemporaneously about the real issue that Diane invited me to speak. Which was, what’s the […]
Owner of Haven’s Kitchen, Alison Cayne, explores some of the issues surrounding our current food system; from marketing to children to hunger to farmers rights. She argues that this has everything to do with politics and policy. At the heart of it, fair food is a fundamental human right – but right now there is […]
As a chef Tom Colicchio believes that high quality foods should be affordable and accessible to everybody. Unfortunately, that is not the current reality. Hunger is a real problem in the United States. We definitely have a social movement when it comes to the path towards a sustainable food system. Now it’s time to involve […]
Saru Jayaraman challenges us to answer the question, “do you eat ethically?” If you choose to go to restaurants that serve organic or fair trade produce, grass-fed meats, and other more sustainable options, you may think your answer is “yes.” But there is another component to eating with a conscience. Consider the people working in […]
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree represents Maine’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. She grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and today lives and farms in Maine. She talks about how her experience helps make bipartisan policy decisions in Washington.
Ann Cooper is the renegade lunch lady and she wants to put salad bars in schools across the country because hungry kids can’t learn, malnourished kids can’t think. She explains how we need to spend more to feed our kids more nutritious food in schools – it’s not as crazy as you think.