The Marc Steiner Show

Sound Bites: 50 Million Hungry In Richest Country | Are America’s Food Debates Just White Men Talking?

Urban Farm (Image via Salon)September 10, 2013 – Hour 2

We start this week on Sound Bites by talking to Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco, who provides a commentary related to her recent Al Jazeera op-ed, “Richest country’s empty plates: Fifty million people in the United States go to bed hungry.”

Then, we look at an article that appeared on last week, called, “America’s food debates are just white men talking,” by fitness, nutrition, and body-image blogger Ericka Nicole Kendall. We will discuss race, class, and the food movement with a diverse roundtable of guests, including:

  • Michael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways and blogger at Afroculinaria;
  • Denzel Mitchell, founder of Five Seeds Farm & Apiary in Baltimore County;
  • Cleo Braver, owner of Cottingham Farm in Easton, MD;
  • and Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco.


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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