Tuesday, February 16, 2010

@katiecouric: Food in America

What we eat, why we eat so much of it, and what it means for our health. Katie Couric talks food with David Kessler and Eric Schlosser.

How Food is Produced

Eric Schlosser tells Katie that "this food is very carefully designed to make you want to eat it, and then eat it again and again."

Obsessed with Food?

Why are we so focused on eating 24/7? Eric Schlosser tells Katie that marketing is to blame. David Kessler says our brains have been hijacked.

We Have to Change How We Look at Food

David Kessler says "we really have to change how we look at food."

Parents and Obese Children

Overweight kids - who is to blame? Eric Schlosser and David Kessler have some interesting answers.

Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock

David Kessler said "there are real risks here, using drugs in a non-therapeutic context." Eric Schlosser said some of the industrial meat packing practices, I think, are very dangerous."

High Fructose Corn Syrup

David Kessler and Eric Schlosser talk about the prevalence of high fructose corn syrup in our food. Katie Couric gets their thoughts on a interesting commercial.

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