Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe


C-SPAN • Feb. 21, 2012

Tracie McMillan reports on America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is grown and produced to what is being eaten and how wages and cost affect our level of nutrition. Ms. McMillan spent 2009 working throughout the system, from an industrial farm in California and a produce section at a Walmart near Detroit to a chain restaurant kitchen in Brooklyn. She profiles the people who worked alongside her at each job and reports on her attempts to eat well on low wages. To celebrate the publication of her book, Tracie McMillan spoke on a panel discussion on American attitudes toward food. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Erica Wides moderated.

“The Anti-Foodie Foodies: Has Food Worship Jumped the Shark?” was an event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City to celebrate the publication of her book.

Watch the video here.

Learn more about the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe here and C-Span here.

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