As chroniclers of the secret, unexpected, below-the-radar places Americans
prepare and consume their meals, NPR's Kitchen Sisters discovered their
microphone has become a kind of stethoscope, listening to the
complicated heart of a nation.
Ann Cooper, gourmet chef turned healthy school food advocate, talks
about becoming a "lunch lady" and what it takes to reform our
The United States now spends more in Iraq in a month that the entire world spends on fighting AIDS in a year. Have we reached the point where the terror of AIDS is no match for the war against terror?
Hunger is a violation of basic rights: a right to food, but more
important, Bolivian and Brazilian experience suggests, a right to
For black farmers, succeeding financially and bringing healthy food to
urban markets remains an uphill battle against a lack of business
Urban restaurateurs, activists and consumers are seeking "food
justice," insisting that healthy food shouldn't be a privilege for
the wealthy and white.
A new charter school is embracing "eco-gastronomy"--a holistic
curriculum based around food--hoping "to renew New Orleans one okra
plant and one child at a time."
Wal-Mart is serious about bringing organic food to the masses, but
transportation costs and the retail giant's aggressive competitive ways
could end up hurting small farms and the environment.
How do we fix our dysfunctional relationship with food? Alice Waters
leads a forum with Eric Schlosser, Marion Nestle, Peter Singer and
others, who suggest, for starters, that we stop buying factory farm
products, get involved in farm policy and outlaw the marketing of junk
food to kids.
Fast food is killing us--our environment, our politics and our culture.
To change who we are as a nation, we must first change how we eat.