Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program reviews the case for veganism with an animal rights activist and a vegan cookbook author. We also hear from a Seattle activist who works with homeless women, and from an Italian geographer about the resistance in Sardinia to privatization of land.
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There are more reasons than you may have dreamed of why a vegan diet is good for you and the planet. Matt Rosell and Isa Chandra Moskowitz tell the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about some of them. Matt works with In Defense of Animals.
Host Dr. David Naimon talks with journalist Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Pollan's advice to "Eat food, not much, and mostly plants" is not quite as easy as it sounds, since most of what you find at today's grocer's is not really food, but edible food-like substances. Find out how to tell the difference between real food and the modern industrial products mislabeled as food, and why you should make the distinction.
Marianne Barisonek interviews Mark Winne, co-founder of several food and agriculture policy groups, and author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. In this wealthy nation there are 35 million Americans hungry or food insecure, and a large percent are children.