Sizing Up Sustainable Food

(broadcast on Science Friday, August 21st, 2009)
These days, grocery shoppers are scrutinizing more than prices — some are looking to see how many miles their squash and pork chops traveled. But some say focusing on food miles isn’t the best way to ‘go green’ in the grocery store. So what is the best way to eat sustainably?  Author Michael Pollan and others discuss.

James McWilliams – Author, “Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly
Associate Professor of History, Texas State University

Michael Pollan
Author, “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto” (Penguin Press HC, 2008), Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine, Knight Professor of Journalism, University of California

3 Responses to Sizing Up Sustainable Food

  1. Brendan August 24, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    you are profiling the messiah here smile. i just read his nyt article about why we watch cooking programs, very interesting;

  2. elephant's eye September 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    There is a link below to a New Scientist article. It is not so much about food miles, but eating less meat and more plants. If you really want to make a difference

  3. Milez September 28, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    thanks for the link, makes for interesting reading.

    eat more plants 🙂

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