What’s The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us?

“All Things Considered,” NPR • Nov. 14, 2013

Food labels have become battlegrounds. Just last week, voters in Washington state narrowly defeated a measure that would have required food manufacturers to reveal whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients.

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How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan

“Talk of Iowa,” Iowa Public Radio • Oct. 15, 2013

Recent movements addressing the obesity epidemic or industrial agriculture’s dominance attempt to change how Americans eat.  Tracie McMillan sets out to understand the American food system from the bottom-up in  her book, “The American Way of Eating: Undercover at WalMart, Applebees, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.”  Host Charity Nebbe asks McMillan where our food comes from and how we can eat healthier. 

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Mapping the Basics in Detroit: You’ve heard about food deserts — this is what they look like

The Take Away with John Hackenberry • Feb. 22, 2013

In northeast Detroit in the neighborhood of Osborn, Robin and Donald Hudson can feed up to ten hungry grandchildren ages three months to 16-years-old on any given day. With five children and 15 grandchildren they stock their basement freezer with 40 pound boxes of chicken. But finding healthy affordable food can often be a challenge.


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Marketplace Money: Looking at the way we eat in America

Marketplace Money • Oct. 29, 2012

We come face to face with food every day — from the supermarket aisle to leftover cake at the office. But we can’t always take that food at face value. Understanding what we eat and what goes into the cost of what we eat takes a little digging.

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The Splendid Table: Ep. 515: The Juice

The Splendid Table  • Aug. 25, 2012

Jay McInerney joins us with his new wine book, The Juice. Tracie McMillan has gone undercover in the American food industry, and we look at the vegetarian traditions in Morocco with Jeff Koehler.

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The Restaurant Guys

The Restaurant Guys • April 18, 2012

Mark and Francis discuss how summer camps are different from when they were kids. Their guest is Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebees, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table.

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