We hear from the country’s leading expert on food politics, Marion Nestle, on the food industry’s influence, genetically engineered and cloned food, and much more. Then food author, educator and advocate Anna Lappé tells us why GMOs won’t feed the world, and how organic farming can alleviate the climate crisis. And Rebecca Spector of the Center for Food Safety gives us updates on the latest food fights in Congress and the states.

Direct download: Ep11_Food_Final.mp3
Category:food -- posted at: 4:36pm PDT

Why does Mary Roach have her arm inside a cow's stomach? What's periblepsis mean? How did I make Mary cry? These and many other questions answered in the podcast, in which we talk about Mary's latest book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Plus, science writer Virginia Hughes on new research on gut bacteria and obesity.

Direct download: Ep10_Gulp_Final.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 7:25pm PDT