The Joy Cardin Show

Wisconsin Public Radio • March 1, 2012

Can the average American eat well in today’s society? Join Joy Cardin and her guest after eight, who went undercover in the food industry to investigate how we eat. 

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The David Sirota Show

The David Sirota Show • March 1, 2012

Tracie McMillan our special guest to talk about her book The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. What if you can”t afford nine-dollar tomatoes.

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Walmart to Applebee’s: The Untold Secret of American Food

The Fiscal Times • March 1, 2012

With the number of overweight Americans skyrocketing, and the health care costs associated with obesity at nearly $150 billion a year, it’s hard to believe that only 5 percent of the $18 billion in farm subsidies the government spent in 2010 went to fruit and vegetables. Corn and soy – key ingredients for processed foods and fatty proteins – got the lion’s share with 42 percent.

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Going Undercover in the Belly of Our Beastly Food Chain

Huff Post Food • Feb. 29, 2012

Tracie McMillan’s The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table takes us on a vivid and poignant tour of a place we don’t really want to go: the mostly hidden, sometimes horrible world of the workers who form the backbone of our cheap, industrialized food chain. Sound grim? It is, at times, but McMillan’s lively narrative and evident empathy for the people she encounters make her sojourn into the bowels of Big Food and Big Ag a pleasure to read.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Leonard Lopate Show • Feb. 27, 2012

Tracie McMillan examines why we eat the way we do in America and how we can change it. She describes what it was like to work, eat, and live alongside the working poor to see how Americans eat when price matters.

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