Eating Matters

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Food has emerged as a critical policy area – and it raises big questions about health, labor, sustainability and our collective future. Join host Jenna Liut for conversations with food policy experts and leaders about the issues that shape our every...Show More
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Episode 110: Taste The Future

47:09 | Jul 15th, 2018

Question: What has 3 times the protein, uses 15 times less water, and produces 2,000 times less methane gas than beef? Answer: crickets! Indeed, many believe that insects will be the food of the future, and crickets are one of the most palatable, su...Show More
Episode 140: Food Policy Primer

1:05:07 | Jul 14th

Host Jenna Liut welcomes Dr. Marlene Schwartz, Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, back on the show to discuss the article she co-authored with Dr. Kelly Brownell and Dr. Lee Miller that was recentl...Show More
Episode 139: What's Good

1:10:47 | Jun 30th

Alexander Gillet, CEO and Co-Founder of HowGood – which specializes in rating companies and products based on their environmental, social and labor practices – joins host Jenna Liut to discuss how they have amassed the largest database on food and pe...Show More
Episode 138: Snailblazer, Trailblazer

1:05:07 | Jun 9th

Naama Tamir, co-owner of Lighthouse and Lighthouse Outpost, was recently named as Slow Food NYC's 2019 "Snailblazer," a designation granted to changemakers committed to creating a better food system.
Episode 137: Food Routes

56:02 | Jun 2nd

Host Jenna Liut is joined by Robyn Metcalfe, author of the newly published book, “Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating”.
Episode 136: Not Safe Enough to Drink

1:09:07 | May 19th

Roundup, a common glyphosate-based herbicide made by Monsanto, is back in the news as a California jury recently ordered the company to pay $2 billion in damages to a married couple who both developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which they say was caused b...Show More
Episode 135: Dead Species Walking

41:36 | May 12th

This week, a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was released stating that nature is declining globally at unprecedented rates and the rate of species extinction is acc...Show More
Episode 134: Eating Tomorrow

53:53 | Apr 14th

This season of Eating Matters has focused a lot on how to feed a growing world’s population without completely destroying the planet and policies and programs – past, present and future – aimed at helping us get there.
Episode 133: Organic Valley

54:38 | Apr 7th

Host Jenna Liut sits down with Organic Valley’s Mission Executive, Leslie Kruempel, to discuss their unique co-op model and brand strategy.
Episode 132: Representative Earl Blumenauer

42:33 | Mar 31st

Host Jenna Liut talks with Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) about why he gives the 2018 Farm Bill a "D+," his work on the New Green Deal, and how every politician - regardless of their committee assignments - must prioritize food and agriculture...Show More
Episode 131: Part 2: The ABCs of GMOs

33:20 | Mar 24th

Host Jenna Liut continues her conversation with Greg Jaffe, Director of the Project on Biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, on everything you need to know about genetic engineering.
Episode 130: Part 1: The ABCs of GMOs

52:03 | Mar 17th

International agricultural biotechnology and biosafety expert from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Greg Jaffe, joins host Jenna Liut to share everything you need to know about genetic engineering.
Episode 129: Good Intentions: The Renewable Fuels Standard

59:17 | Mar 10th

What did Ted Cruz get right that the 2020 field of Democratic Presidential candidates are getting wrong?
Episode 128: Green. New. Deal.

56:11 | Mar 3rd

Introduced in early February by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, the Green New Deal is a congressional resolution that calls for the U.S. to become carbon neutral and to supply 100% of...Show More
Episode 127: The Chef's Collaborative

48:31 | Feb 24th

Members of the Chef's Collaborative - including Chef & Owner of Nicks on Broadway, Derek Wagner; Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of AeroFarms, Marc Oshima; and, Chef Jake Rojas of Tallulah's Taqueria - join Host Jenna Liut to discuss the work th...Show More
Episode 126: The Ripple Effect

51:13 | Feb 17th

Co-founders Adam Lowry and Neil Renninger join the show to discuss their newest company, Ripple Foods, makers of nutritious plant-based milk products.
Episode 125: Sustainability & The Farm Bill

55:01 | Feb 10th

Alyssa Charney, Senior Policy Specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, joins host Jenna Liut to provide an update on the finalized conservation programs that were approved and the impact they can make.
Episode 124: The Radical Center

53:32 | Jan 20th

Gary Paul Nabhan, author and father of the local food movement, joins host Jenna Liut to talk about his new book, “Food from the Radical Center: Healing our Communities and our Land,” which contains a collection of stories that illustrate what good c...Show More
Episode 123: Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Part 2

55:52 | Dec 17th, 2018

The second of a two-part series discussing the World Resources Institute’s report titled “Creating a Sustainable Food Future: A Menu of Solutions to Sustainably Feed More Than 9 Billion People by 2050.”
Episode 122: Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Part 1

51:05 | Dec 17th, 2018

Tim Searchinger, lead author of the World Resources Institute’s recently released report titled “Creating a Sustainable Food Future: A Menu of Solutions to Sustainably Feed More Than 9 Billion People by 2050,” joins host Jenna Liut to discuss what it...Show More
Episode 121: Salmonella, anyone?

53:15 | Dec 9th, 2018

Jean Halloran, Director of Food Initiatives at Consumer Reports, joins the show to discuss how outbreaks like the recent discovery of Salmonella in Jennie-O’s fresh ground turkey, are managed and hopefully prevented in our food system.
Episode 120: Gettin' Hot in Here

51:22 | Dec 2nd, 2018

Marcia DeLong, a Senior Scientist in the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), joins host Jenna Liut to discuss the myriad effects climate change will have on our food and agriculture systems.
Episode 119: Organic: All It's Cracked Up to Be?

36:47 | Nov 18th, 2018

Demand for organic products continue to rise as consumers become increasingly conscientious about their food choices.
Episode 118: The Dead Zone: Runoff in our Waterways

1:03:00 | Oct 28th, 2018

Nitrogen and phosphorus pollution is wreaking havoc on our waterways - notably in the Gulf of Mexico, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Great Lakes - and is getting worse every year. Science journalist Virgina Gewin discusses the extent of the problem, re...Show More
Episode 117: Past Due: The Farm Bill

50:10 | Oct 21st, 2018

The Farm Bill – the primary legislation passed by Congress that sets national nutrition, agriculture and conservation policy – officially expired on October 1st, with no new legislation to take it's place. So, what now?
Episode 116: Big Chicken

59:28 | Oct 7th, 2018

The United Nations calls the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria the "the greatest and most urgent global risk," an epidemic that is projected to cost the world $100 trillion (TRILLION) and cause 10 million deaths per year by 2050. For a long time...Show More
Episode 115: (Not So) High Times

49:41 | Sep 30th, 2018

The abundance and prevalence of CBD products has exploded in recent months – so much so that even Coca-Cola is considering making a line of wellness beverages infused with CBD. With the rapidly changing – and ever confusing – cannabis landscape, jou...Show More
Episode 114: Eating NAFTA

48:46 | Sep 16th, 2018

With the renegotiation of NAFTA currently underway and a new trade agreement close to being finalized, host Jenna Liut welcomes author Alyshia Galvez to the show to discuss the repercussions the deal has had on the U.S. and Mexican food system. Alys...Show More
Episode 113: A Small Word After All

53:45 | Aug 5th, 2018

The agriculture industry, including both U.S. farms and agribusiness, has been undergoing widespread and persistent consolidation for decades. And yet, family farms continue to account for most U.S. food production. Those are among the conclusions ...Show More
Episode 112: SNAP Software Snafu

47:38 | Jul 29th, 2018

In recent weeks, the Novo Dia Group, an Austin-based company that processes approximately 40% of SNAP transactions at farmers markets nationwide, said it will end its service by July 31st, leaving a big gap in the ability for farmers markets to serve...Show More
Episode 111: Got Milk?

1:01:11 | Jul 22nd, 2018

If the 1990s has taught us anything, we know that Kate Moss, Tom Brady, and Kermit the Frog certainly do! And that over 220 billion liters of fluid white milk was estimated to be consumed worldwide in 2016. Indeed, milk is one of those ubiquitous r...Show More
Episode 109: How to Feed the World

55:44 | Jul 8th, 2018

By 2050 we will have 10 billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. This of course begs the question – how will we do this? Joining host Jenna Liut with the inside scoop on what factors need to be addressed in orde...Show More
Episode 108: A Conversation with Deb Eschmeyer

48:29 | Jun 24th, 2018

Host Jenna Liut is thrlled to welcome Deb Eschmeyer to the show today. A dedicated and passionate food system reformer, Deb's work has included organic farming; co-founding the national nonprofit, FoodCorps; and serving as the Executive Director of L...Show More
Episode 107: Water, Water Everywhere

46:58 | Jun 3rd, 2018

Michigan, which sits in the middle of one-fifth of the Earth’s surface freshwater and has a higher percentage of surface water than any other American state, has experienced a spate of water related issues in the past few years - from the 2014 Flint ...Show More
Episode 106: Nudge, Nudge

42:21 | Apr 8th, 2018

Have you ever wondered why most grocery stores – despite the chain – more or less have the same floor plan? Or why candy bars are always available at the cash register? The layout of stores and strategic placement of certain items is the result of ...Show More
Episode 105: Interview with Jillian Hishaw, Founding Director of F.A.R.M.S.

44:56 | Mar 25th, 2018

Jillian Hishaw joins the show to talk about her work as the Founding Director of F.A.R.M.S., a nonprofit located in the South that provides legal services to small farmers and hunger relief services in their community. Her work has largely focused o...Show More
Episode 104: Hemp on the Horizon

57:34 | Mar 18th, 2018

Hemp is a plant that has an enormous opportunity to benefit the american agricultural system in myriad ways and yet has been faced with a series of legal and regulatory issues over the past several decades. Joining the show to give an update on the ...Show More
Episode 103: SNAP Decisions

48:21 | Mar 11th, 2018

Caitlin Dewey, who covers food policy for Wonkblog at the Washington Post, joins the show to talk all about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, one of the most important, successful, and misunderstood welfare programs in the US today. Perh...Show More
Episode 102: Reaping What We Sow

51:00 | Mar 4th, 2018

Kara Cook-Schultz from U.S. PIRG joins the show to talk about their recently released report, Reaping What We Sow: How the Practices of Industrial Agriculture Put Our Health and Environment at Risk, that breaks down the problems of industrial agricul...Show More
Episode 101: Magic 8 Ball

45:50 | Feb 25th, 2018

Eating Matters welcomes Sam Fromartz, Editor in Chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN), back to the show to discuss the new, annual survey highlighting the top 10 issues their journalists think will make up the news in 2018. From th...Show More
Episode 100: Rotten

46:44 | Feb 4th, 2018

Christine Haughney, food and agriculture writer at Politico, joins the show to talk about her work as the investigative reporter of Rotten, Netflix’s new food crime docu-series. ROTTEN covers some of the “greatest hits” in food crime and fraud and sh...Show More
Episode 99: A Game of Chicken

32:40 | Jan 28th, 2018

On this episode of Eating Matters, we talk about the Farmer Fair Practices Rules (aka the GIPSA Rules) which, as wonky as it may sound, offers a fascinating look into the surprising process that 97% of chickens are produced in this country. These rul...Show More
Episode 98.5: For Hannah

13:45 | Jan 1st, 2018

We remember Hannah Weiss, who interned with Eating Matters and who we lost suddenly and tragically on December 31 st of 2017. At such a young age, she was poised to making meaningful and lasting changes to our food system that we desperately need and...Show More
Episode 98: Improving Our Food System, One Shipping Container At A Time

54:07 | Dec 3rd, 2017

Building and sustaining regional food systems has been a much discussed topic this season, and in this episode, host Jenna Liut speaks with Tobias Peggs, Co-Founder and CEO of Square Roots - a company doing just that. Square Roots is an urban farming...Show More
Episode 97: The Farm Bill: A Primer

44:23 | Nov 12th, 2017

How much do you know about the Farm Bill? If the answer is "not enough," then this is the episode for you. Paul Wolfe, Senior Policy Specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition gives us a primer on this behemoth legislation that argu...Show More
Episode 96: Rethinking NAFTA

48:57 | Nov 6th, 2017

Let's get wonky and talk about how international trade policy effects on our food system. (Best teaser ever.) The re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Mexico and Canada began on August 16, and can have ...Show More
Episode 95: David v. Goliath

54:03 | Oct 29th, 2017

Host Jenna Liut speaks with Michael Winik, Founder & CEO of OurHarvest, an online farmers market delivery service working to increase access to locally grown, sustainably sourced and hugely delicious food from the greater New York area. Michael expl...Show More
Episode 94: Saving Seeds (our palates & our food system)

50:59 | Oct 22nd, 2017

Steph Gaylor founded Invincible Summer Farms in 2005 to grow and sell fresh produce, collaborate with chefs and the food community, and save rare seeds. She harvests 3,000 pounds of tomatoes alone (not to mention everything else) by herself while mai...Show More
Episode 93: To Be Or Not To Be

44:06 | Oct 16th, 2017

On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut digs into the merits of eating a plant based diet, a concept that has gained popularity in the past decade, even giving way to the development of plant based "meats." More recently, Netflix released...Show More
Episode 92: Food Relief Efforts in Houston

43:21 | Oct 1st, 2017

Over the past month, we have seen unprecedented devastation caused by multiple hurricanes hitting the US, starting with SouthEast Texas followed in rapid succession by Florida and most recently Puerto Rico. Food relief is of course one of the most im...Show More
Episode 91: Chef Rick Moonen

41:36 | Sep 25th, 2017

Host Jenna Liut speaks with Chef Rick Moonen. Known as the “Godfather of Sustainability” among chefs, his chef advocacy for the environment began about 30 years ago with the anti-GMO movement and continues today. He is often called upon to testify in...Show More
Episode 90: EatingWell's American Food Heroes

40:55 | Sep 17th, 2017

Host Jenna Liut kicks off the Fall 2017 season interviewing Jessie Price, Editor in Chief of EatingWell magazine, which recently published its first annual American Food Heroes awards in their September / October issue. The article profiles ten indi...Show More
Episode 89: The Future of Meat?

43:39 | Jun 18th, 2017

Host Jenna Liut speaks with Bruce Friedrich, Executive Director of the Good Food Institute, as association that works with scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs to bring clean meat and plant-based alternatives to animal products to market. Bruce e...Show More
Episode 88: The Power of a Plant

49:53 | Jun 4th, 2017

Host Jenna Liut speaks with Stephen Ritz, an acclaimed Bronx educator and founder of the Bronx Green Machine, an impact driven, non profit. Originally an after-school, alternative program for high school students, Bronx Green Machine has evolved into...Show More
Episode 87: "What's the Matter with Meat?" by Katy Keiffer

1:01:05 | May 7th, 2017

To kick off the summer season of Eating Matters, Jenna is joined in studio by fellow HRN host and author Katy Keiffer to talk about her new book, “What’s the Matter with Meat”? Katy – a meat eater herself – offers a comprehensive look at the industri...Show More
Episode 86: Satur Farms

59:59 | Apr 9th, 2017

Host Jenna Liut is joined in the studio by Paulette Satur, farmer / owner of Satur Farms on the North Fork of Long Island. We will be discussing how Satur Farms got its start and what makes its model unique as well as gain deeper insight into what i...Show More
Episode 85: Supermarket Sweep

45:09 | Mar 26th, 2017

Demand for locally-grown and served foods has surged in the past few years across various segments within the food industry. On this episode, host Jenna Liut speaks with Rick Stein, VP of Fresh Foods at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), about the...Show More
Episode 84: Family Matters

33:06 | Mar 19th, 2017

On the episode, host Jenna Liut takes a slight detour from food policy to talk about nutrition for professional athletes...in the 1980s. Joining her to discuss is her dad, Mike Liut, a former goalie in the NHL, and her brother, Blake, who can be hear...Show More
Episode 83: The Secret Life of Bees

53:19 | Mar 12th, 2017

On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Dr. Reese Halter about the effects of our current agricultural system on bee health, including recent declines in the bee population, its devastating repercussions and what everyone can d...Show More
Episode 82: Real Food Revolution

40:18 | Mar 5th, 2017

On today's episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Congressman Tim Ryan about his book, The Real Food Revolution, in which he writes about the myriad challenges facing our food system, the cumulative effect they have on our health and ...Show More
Episode 81: Food Policy Councils

48:08 | Feb 26th, 2017

Host Jenna Liut dives into the world of food policy councils, seeking to understand what they are, where they operate and why they are important in this day and age. Jenna is joined on the line by Clare Fox, from the LA Food Policy Council, and both ...Show More
Episode 80: Betting the Farm

50:42 | Feb 19th, 2017

On this episode of Eating Matters host Jenna Liut speaks with guests Alicia Harvie, Advocacy and Issues Director at Farm Aid, and Brian Barth, writer-at-large for Modern Farmer, about farmers' overwhelming support for Trump in the 2016 election. We d...Show More
Episode 79: Good Food Purchasing with Paula Daniels

40:07 | Feb 12th, 2017

Today on Eating Matters we will be talking all about the need to shift the current food system model, lessons we can learn from other sectors like energy, transportation and water already engaged in modernizing their systems, and how institutional fo...Show More
Episode 78: 2016: A Year in Review

42:37 | Jan 22nd, 2017

Host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet are joined by Helena Bottemiller Evich from “Morning Agriculture,” Politico's daily briefing on agriculture and food policy, to discuss the biggest food policy stories from 2016 as well as what lie...Show More
Episode 77: Mark Bittman. Period.

39:11 | Jan 15th, 2017

This week, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet to talk Mark Bittman about everything. It is amazing. Listen to this episode.
Episode 76: Food System Six

47:24 | Jan 8th, 2017

Host Jenna Liut kicks off the first Eating Matters episode of the 2017 winter season with guest Renske Lynde, Co-founder & Managing Director of Food System Six Accelerator, a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit that connects food system entrepreneurs wi...Show More
Episode 75: Food wast(ed)ucation

58:08 | Dec 14th, 2016

On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet explore the intersection of nutrition education and food waste. Claire Uno and Julia McCarthy from the Laurie M. Tisch Center on Food, Education & Policy and Loui...Show More
Episode 74: Let Me Be Me – Food Marketing and Regulation

55:44 | Dec 7th, 2016

This is the second episode in a two part series on food marketing as a follow up to the Resnick Program on Food Law & Policy's conference in October. Host Jenna Liut discusses the political and legal barriers to regulating food marketing efforts with...Show More
Episode 73: FERN and Farmland

57:00 | Nov 23rd, 2016

On this episode of Eating Matters, we feature not one but two good food startups making meaningful changes to the food system. Host Jenna Liut and Associate Producer Taylor Lanzet speak with Sam Fromatz, Editor-in-Chief of the Food & Environment Repo...Show More
Episode 72: Tricks Are For Kids: Marketing Food To Children

51:51 | Nov 17th, 2016

This week, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet are joined by Michael Roberts from the Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy at the UCLA Law School and Marlene Schwartz from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University...Show More
Episode 71: Interview with Sam Kass

47:24 | Nov 9th, 2016

This week on Eating Matters, hosts Jenna Liut and Taylor Lanzet get the chance to sit down and talk with Sam Kass. Under Obama's presidency, Kass helped First Lady Michelle Obama create her famous vegetable garden at the White House. He also helped p...Show More
Episode 70: First Bite With Bee Wilson

50:38 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Host Jenna Liut is joined by food writer and historian, Bee Wilson, to discuss her most recent book "First Bite: How We Learn To Eat". Through extensive research, Bee describes how parents can develop healthy eating habits in their children as well a...Show More
Episode 69: Farm to Table 101

47:40 | Oct 21st, 2016

This week, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet talk with Darryl Benjamin and Lyndon Virkler about their newly published book "Farm to Table: The Essential Guide to Food Systems for Students, Professionals and Consumers." Later on th...Show More
Episode 68: Weight, You Too?

48:07 | Oct 5th, 2016

In this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut talks with Dr. Brian Wansink, founder and director of Cornell University’s Food & Brand Lab about his 25 year career in food psychology and consumer behavior research. Dr. Wansink unpacks key finding...Show More
Episode 67: All Pumped Up: Antibiotics in Meat

52:13 | Sep 28th, 2016

On this episode of Eating Matters host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet discuss the prevalence and repercussions of antibiotic use in our food system. Emilie Aguirre, an Academic Fellow at the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at ...Show More
Episode 66: Is Butter a Carb?

49:31 | Sep 21st, 2016

Join host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet in their discussion about the perception of healthy food, unpacking what types of food dieticians consider to be healthy compared with what the general public believes. Where is the alignment ...Show More
Episode 65: Grilled Cheese With A Side Of Social Justice

52:03 | Sep 14th, 2016

Eating Matters kicks the fall season off by speaking with Drive Change, an organization operating at the intersection of criminal justice and food system reform. Host Jenna Liut is joined by Executive Director Jordyn Lexton and former Drive Change fe...Show More
Episode 64: Forbidden Fruit?

54:01 | Aug 17th, 2016

Today on Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Dr. Urvashi Rangan about Consumer Report's “Crop to Table: Pesticide Report” detailing pesticide use in the US. Dr. Rangan oversaw the drafting of the report during her time as the Executive Direct...Show More
Episode 63: Gold Standard: Brazil's Food Policy Progress

48:24 | Aug 11th, 2016

With the Rio Olympics 2016 underway, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet dive into Brazil's food system – unpacking how Brazil is combating obesity while improving farmer livelihoods through progressive policy changes. Joined by Bri...Show More
Episode 62: Unintended Co(r)nsequences

44:03 | Jul 27th, 2016

On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Allison Aubrey, food and health correspondent for NPR news, a...Show More
Episode 61: Global Food Security Act

36:07 | Jul 20th, 2016

On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut discusses the Global Food Security Act, which fights worldwide food insecurity through the empowerment of local communities. Liz Marcey, Senior Policy Advisor at CARE USA – a humanitarian organizatio...Show More
Episode 60: Nature's Perfect Food

44:18 | Jul 13th, 2016

On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut and Associate Producer Taylor Lanzet dive into the world of milk with their guest Melanie Dupuis. Melanie discusses how milk grew to be ubiquitous — a staple in the American diet. Melanie, the author...Show More
Episode 59: Raising the Bar: What Makes Fine Chocolate Fine

46:54 | Jun 29th, 2016

On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Dan Pearson, the CEO of Marañón Chocolate about fine chocolate and what advocates are doing to ensure rare, flavorful varietals don't go extinct. Later on the show, Jenna is joined by Fra...Show More
Episode 58: Vote Hemp

49:31 | Jun 15th, 2016

What's as American as apple pie and still illegal to produce? The answer: hemp. On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Eric Steenstra, Executive Director of the Hemp Industries Association, and Amy DuFault, Director of Communi...Show More
Episode 57: Let's Talk About SNAP, Baby

53:36 | Jun 8th, 2016

On this episode, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet discuss the USDA’s proposed changes for retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or, SNAP). This program is the largest in the domestic hunger safe...Show More
Episode 56: Aeroponics & AeroFarms

54:31 | Jun 1st, 2016

This week on Eating Matters, we bring you a special field piece recorded at AeroFarms - an indoor, vertical farm - in Newark, New Jersey. Jenna Liut teams up with fellow Heritage Radio Network hosts Erin Fairbanks (The Farm Report) and Chef Emily Pet...Show More
Episode 55: Strike A Pose

48:20 | May 25th, 2016

We've talked a lot about the principles of Slow Food on this show – essentially by advocating, questioning and thinking through what a good, clean, and fair food system looks like for all. Today, host Jenna Liut uses the Slow Food lens as a tool to t...Show More
Episode 54: Coverage of the Good Festival

44:32 | May 18th, 2016

This week on Eating Matters, we provide a recap of the Good Festival, a Brooklyn-based conference started by Wen-Jay Ying, Founder and Director of Local Roots NYC. Wen-Jay joins host Jenna Liut in the studio to discuss the key conference themes of c...Show More
Episode 53: Living Wages for Farmers

43:13 | May 11th, 2016

This week features the second in a two part series on food and labor, focusing on living wage issues faced by farmers throughout the country. What are working conditions like for those who actually grow and harvest the food you eat every day? And wha...Show More
Episode 52: Wage Wars: Saru Jayaraman & Restaurant Work

40:42 | May 4th, 2016

On today's episode of Eating Matters, Host Jenna Liut kicks off a two part series on labor practices in the food chain with guest Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) and the Food Resea...Show More
Episode 51: The House Starts a Food Fight: Update on CNR

43:46 | Apr 27th, 2016

Host Jenna Liut kicks off the season discussing the recent CNR activity in the house and how it will effect the nutritional quality and accessibility of school food throughout the country.
Episode 50: Genetic Modification Nation

37:00 | Apr 7th, 2016

As a food policy show, we would be remiss to not discuss one of the most hotly contested issues in the food space over the past year - GMO labeling. What has been going on at the state and federal level around GMO labeling regulations and what is at ...Show More
Episode 49: Conversation with Will Rosenzweig

35:49 | Mar 31st, 2016

Host Jenna Liut is joined today by Will Rosenzweig, Dean and Executive Director of the Food Business School at the Culinary Institute of America, to discuss the intersection of food policy, culture and social entrepreneurialism, driven in large part ...Show More
Episode 48: Bob Martin, Director of the Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

32:09 | Mar 24th, 2016

Joining host Jenna Liut today to discuss the importance of addressing sustainability issues in our food system is Bob Martin, the Director of the Food System Policy program at Johns Hopkin’s Center for a Livable Future (CFF), which recently commissio...Show More
Episode 47: From Farm to Canal Street

40:35 | Mar 17th, 2016

On today's episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Valerie Imbruce about her new book, From Farm To Canal Street, which tells the story of one of New York City's oldest and most vibrant ethnic enclaves - Chinatown. The book explains h...Show More
Episode 46: Campus Hunger

40:56 | Mar 10th, 2016

This week, host Jenna Liut is talking about campus hunger.  Although not typically associated with institutes of higher education, evidence suggests that food insecurity among US college students is rising, especially in light of increased enrollment...Show More
Episode 45: Millennial Madness

37:46 | Mar 3rd, 2016

On this episode of Eating Matters, Jenna Liut and Austin Bryniarski are joined by A Taste of Generation Yum author Eve Turow Paul and food entrepreneur Hallie Meyer to discuss the origin and degree of the Millennial food obsession, as well as what is...Show More
Episode 44: Alan Sytsma, editor of Grub Street

38:51 | Feb 25th, 2016

On this weeks episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut welcomes Alan Sytsma, editor of Grub Street to talk about the intersection of food media and policy. Tune to hear them discuss the most significant evolutions occurring in the food scene, and w...Show More
Episode 43: Food Startups with Derek Denckla, Ethan Brown, and Alex Sorenson

45:42 | Feb 18th, 2016

In this episode of Eating Matters, Jenna is joined by the founders of 3 food companies representing different aspects of the startup communities. Derek Denckla draws from his years of experience as an advisor in the business startup world to talk abo...Show More
Episode 42: Aquaculture: All That Fishy?

35:06 | Feb 11th, 2016

Tune in to Eating Matters this week as Jenna Liut and guests are talking about a part of the food system worldwide that gets little attention in the U.S. – aquaculture. Globally, aquaculture is a $100 billion industry, comprising over one half of the...Show More
Episode 41: Soda Policy: What’s on Tap

36:56 | Feb 4th, 2016

Last season Eating Matters had pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Lustig, on the show to discuss sugar and its negative impacts and this week, as a follow up, Jenna Liut and Austin Bryniarski focus on the one sugary product that is arguably most h...Show More
Episode 40: Chipotle Unwrapped

35:05 | Jan 28th, 2016

On this brand new episode of Eating Matters, solo host Jenna Liut is taking on Chipotle Mexican Grill, who has been dealing with a spate of food poisoning outbreaks since this past summer.  Until recently, Chipotle has been seen by many as the “darli...Show More
Episode 39: Not That Kind of Round Up

35:47 | Jan 21st, 2016

Eating Matters is back for its 4th season as hosts Kim Kessler and Jenna Liut welcome Helena Bottemiller Evich and Chuck Abbott to recap the biggest stories in food policy that broke in 2015.  Helena is a senior food and agriculture reporter for POLI...Show More
Episode 38: The Kids Menu

41:10 | Dec 17th, 2015

Wrapping up the radio season, Eating Matters hosts Kim Kessler and Jenna Liut are talking kids menus - where they came from and how they reflect the state of the broader food environment and culture in America today.  Kids also represent a highly tar...Show More
Episode 37: Pet Food

44:01 | Dec 10th, 2015

Eating Matters is taking a new angle this week as Kim Kessler and Jenna Liut are taking on pet food. What is best - dry or wet? Should pets be vegan? Can you trust your veterinarians opinion? Tune in for a fascinating discussion on the ethics and cul...Show More
Episode 36: Product of Mexico

37:59 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Product of Mexico - an all too common sticker on many tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers arriving in the USA by the ton, found in your local grocery store. This week on Eating Matters, Kim Kessler and guest co-host Evan Hanczor is on the line with repo...Show More
Episode 35: How Sweet It Is with Dr. Robert Lustig

30:24 | Nov 19th, 2015

Today on Eating Matters, hosts Kim Kessler and Jenna Liut welcome Dr. Robert Lustig to the show talking about Americas over-consumption of sugar as well as its implications on the countrys health.  A pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Cal...Show More
Episode 34: USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden

32:39 | Nov 12th, 2015

Tune in for a special partnered episode of Eating Matters and The Farm Report as hosts Kim Kessler and Erin Fairbanks are on the line with the United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary, Krysta Harden.  Recently announced, the Departmen...Show More
Episode 33: Waste Not Want Not

32:42 | Nov 5th, 2015

This week Eating Matters is talking food waste with Dana Gunders and Emily Broad Leib. Dana Gunders is an NRDC Staff Scientist focused on Food and Agriculture. She works on market and policy oriented initiatives to promote sustainability throughout f...Show More
Episode 32: On the Books: Interview with Author Leanne Brown

33:47 | Oct 29th, 2015

This week on Eating Matters, hosts Kim Kessler and Jenna Liut welcome Leanne Brown to the studio, author of Good and Cheap, a free PDF cookbook for low-income and Food Stamps recipients.  Leanne explains that while the project may have started as her...Show More
Episode 31: The Cost of Eating Healthy

34:37 | Oct 8th, 2015

Is it possible to eat a nutritious, healthy diet on a budget?  Is healthy food too expensive, or too cheap? These are the big questions on this weeks episode of Eating Matters with host Kim Kessler and co-host Jenna Liut.  With these concerns creatin...Show More
Episode 30: Steak a Claim: Environmental and Animal Welfare Labeling

38:33 | Oct 1st, 2015

Continuing discussion on the controversial topic of food labels, this week Eating Matters host Kim Kessler and co-host Jenna Liut are on the line with Laurie Beyranevand and Andrew Martin. Laurie is the Associate Director of the Center for Agricultur...Show More
Episode 29: Phrased and Confused: Demystifying Food Labeling

41:22 | Sep 24th, 2015

Are food labels telling the whole truth? With the number of buzz words cluttering labels on products lately, its easy to feel disenchanted browsing the aisles of even the best grocers. This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler and co-producer Jen...Show More
Episode 28: Get Schooled: Your Guide to Child Nutrition Reauthorization

40:33 | Sep 17th, 2015

Eating Matters is back for a new radio season! Host Kim Kessler is joined by Doug Davis (School Nutrition Association), Margo Wootan (Center for Science in the Public Interest), Kathy Lawrence (School Food Focus), and Eric Goldstein (NYC Department o...Show More
Episode 27: California Drought & LAFPC with Paula Daniels

33:21 | Apr 23rd, 2015

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is on the line with Paula Daniels, the founder of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC), a policy based collective impact initiative of food system leaders working toward an environmentally sustaina...Show More
Episode 26: Feeding Navajo Nation

35:37 | Apr 9th, 2015

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is joined by assistant producer Talia Ralph for a show focusing on feeding the Navajo Nation. The Navajo, like many other American Indians and Alaska Natives, struggle with some of the worst health outcom...Show More
Episode 25: Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food

32:59 | Apr 2nd, 2015

Generating over $12 billion in annual sales, kosher food is big business. This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler and guest co-host Talia Ralph welcome Timothy Lytton, law professor and author of Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industr...Show More
Episode 24: The Biggest Discrimination Case in Ag History

32:43 | Mar 26th, 2015

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler and guest co-host Talia Ralph are on the line with Anurag Varma, attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP who has been an instrumental part of what is considered the biggest discrimination case in...Show More
Episode 23: The Non

40:27 | Mar 19th, 2015

This week on a jam-packed Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler and guest co-host Chef Evan Hanczor are talking mission oriented food trucks with a plethora of guests including: Jordyn Lexton, Fredrick Coleman, and Matt Geller. Jordyn is the founder of th...Show More
Episode 22: Revolutionizing The Meals on Wheels Model

31:34 | Mar 12th, 2015

This week on Eating Matters Kim Kessler is joined by Robert Egger, the Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen, which recovers fresh fruits and vegetables to fuel a culinary arts job training program for men and women coming out of foster care and olde...Show More
Episode 21: Designing Healthier Cities

34:14 | Mar 5th, 2015

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is looking at the intersection of healthy food and design and how smart design can influence physical activity. Welcoming Joanna Frank, she is the Executive Director of the Center for Active Design, a non...Show More
Episode 20: The Tipping Point on Restaurant Wages

30:45 | Feb 26th, 2015

Are you #LivingOffTips? This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is talking to Meg Fosque, the National Policy Director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United. ROC United exists to improve wages and working conditions for the nations r...Show More
Episode 19: Prescribing Food, Part 2: Food & Healthcare

34:00 | Feb 19th, 2015

This week on the third installment of the Prescribing Food series, host Kim Kessler welcomes Dr. Deborah Frank to Eating Matters, discussing the connection between food and healthcare. Kim asks Dr. Frank about her incredible background and how it led...Show More
Episode 18: Wholesome Wave with Gus Schumacher

37:54 | Feb 12th, 2015

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is talking with Gus Schumacher, Vice President and Founding Board Chair of Wholesome Wave. Wholesome Wave is a national nonprofit that is helping to reshape the American food system by putting entrepreneu...Show More
Episode 17: Prescribing Food, Part 2: Delivering Food to the Most Vulnerable

33:10 | Feb 5th, 2015

Gods Love We Deliver started in 1985, when Ganga Stone biked over a couple bags of groceries to a friend living with HIV/AIDS. When she realized that he needed more than raw ingredients, she founded Gods Love -- an organization that tailors nutritiou...Show More
Episode 16: Food: When It’s Not What You Think

30:44 | Jan 29th, 2015

Do you really know whats in the olive oil you use everyday? How about the true contents of your morning coffee blend? This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is joined by Michael Roberts, Executive Director of the newly established Resnick Prog...Show More
Episode 15: Prescribing Food, Part 1: Making Hospitals Healthier

32:08 | Jan 22nd, 2015

Hospital food often gets a bad rap: its often unappetizing, unbalanced, and definitely unhealthy. This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is addressing the issue head on. After spending over 25 years as a lawyer on the Hill, a healthcare admini...Show More
Episode 14: Jan Poppendieck: Hunger Programs Then & Now

41:52 | Dec 18th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is ending the year on a high note, sitting down with author, food security expert, and the policy director with the NYC Food Policy Center, Dr. Jan Poppendieck. Initially talking about her recently reissu...Show More
Episode 13: A Big Move in School Food

36:58 | Dec 11th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is discussing school food with guests Laura Benavidez of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Mark Izeman, of the NRDC New York Urban Program. Specifically inspired by the recent story of six of th...Show More
Episode 12: Going Local

37:33 | Dec 4th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is recapping Thanksgiving with guest co-host Michael Melcher and guest Rebecca Morgan, the Executive Director of the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE). The group CADE is a no...Show More
Episode 11: A Food Pantry in Brooklyn

33:32 | Nov 20th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler welcomes Dr. Melony Samuels, the Executive Director of the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) is unique amongst the food pantries in Brooklyn as the first supermark...Show More
Episode 10: Kids and Food

35:25 | Nov 13th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is talking about kids and food and how all should be able to grow up eating nutritious food without the age old struggle of parents versus kids. Welcoming guests Pam Koch, Executive Director of the Tisch ...Show More
Episode 9: The Role of Chefs in Food Policy Issues

39:47 | Nov 6th, 2014

On todays episode of Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler interviews Chef Evan Hanczor and Chef Michael Leviton to discuss the roll of chefs in food policy; a roll that is becoming more and more relevant in the recent years. Kim first allows the chefs to...Show More
Episode 8: The Implications of Information

34:15 | Oct 30th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is talking transparency in the food system. Inspired by the UCLA-Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Conference that took place last week, Kim welcomes Erika George, Professor of Law at the University ...Show More
Episode 7: Are You Eating Safe Food?

37:47 | Oct 23rd, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is leading a discussion on food safety with guests Denis Stearns, Alli Condra, Margot Pollans, and Brian Snyder. Opening the show speaking with Denis regarding his law practice experience seeing more and ...Show More
Episode 6: Is Your Food Fair?

32:54 | Oct 16th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is taking on the topic of agricultural workers and the conditions under which they work in the United States. Welcoming Sanjay Rawal and Smriti Keshari, filmmakers responsible for the documentary, Food Ch...Show More
Episode 5: Is the Food Movement a Political Force… Yet?

32:20 | Oct 9th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler kicks off this show about food policy and political change with guest Michael Dimock. Michael is the President of Roots of Change which works to develop and support a collaborative network of leaders and ...Show More
Episode 4: Insuring Better Health

31:59 | Oct 2nd, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler tackles more notable food policy issues. Opening the show with the policy roundtable, she welcomes Denis Stearns, Cathy Nonas, and Samuel Wiseman as they discuss produce that is sold at farmers markets. A...Show More
Episode 3: Joan Gussow: Food, Sustainability and the Climate

39:54 | Sep 25th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler welcomes in studio Ralph Loglisci of the Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) and via phone, Nadia Johnson of Just Food. Kicking off the show with a discussion about the recent Peoples Climate Ma...Show More
Episode 2: Neighborhoods for Health

33:10 | Sep 18th, 2014

This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler takes on the topic of healthy retail access, opening up the show with her roundtable discussion. Welcoming Cathy Nonas, Denis Stearns, and Paula Daniels, the group discusses timely topics in the food poli...Show More
Episode 1: You Never Eat Alone: How What You Eat Impacts the Rest of Us

34:56 | Sep 11th, 2014

This week, on the very first episode of Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler kicks off the episode with a roundtable discussion on food news and policy with Cathy Nonas and Denis Stearns. Cathy is the Senior Advisor to the Bureau of Chronic Disease Preve...Show More