As many of us know, the food we eat impacts everything. Current food systems are failing us in terms of livelihoods, inequality, human health, and the environment. Today’s guest, renowned writer, Mark Bittman, is one of the most successful food writers of all time. Over the past 30 years, he has penned over 17,000 recipes and countless books, including the best-selling book “How To Cook Everything.” In the past, he wrote mostly about the pleasures of cooking but has shifted gears to become a activist. Today, Mark Bittman inspires us to eat a healthy diet that is also sustainable.
In this episode, Nancy and Mark Bittman touch on numerous food subjects including:
- Sustainable diets
- The synergy between human health and the planet’s health
- How to shop ethically and sustainably
- Equitable access to healthy, safe, and sustainable diets
- Reduction of food waste
- The business of agricultural production and the USDA
- Sustainable farming practices
- “What’s wrong with what we eat” Ted Talk
- The Bittman Project
- Mark’s new podcast “Food with Mark Bittman”
We also discuss the harmful ingredient benzene found in some sunblocks and after sun lotions. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, benzene is a known human carcinogen. Below are the links mentioned:
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