Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating

Tracie MacMillan talked about America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is grown and produced to what is being eaten… read more

Tracie MacMillan talked about America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is grown and produced to what is being eaten and how wages and cost affect our level of nutrition. Ms. MacMillan spent 2009 working throughout the system, from an industrial farm in California and a produce section at a Walmart near Detroit to a chain restaurant kitchen in Brooklyn. She profiled the people who worked alongside her at each job and reported on her attempts to eat well on low wages. To celebrate the publication of her book, Tracie MacMillan spoke on a panel discussion on American attitudes toward food. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Erica Wides moderated.

“The Anti-Foodie Foodies: Has Food Worship Jumped the Shark?” was an event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City to celebrate the publication of her book. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating

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Public Affairs Event
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 5, 2012

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  • Mar 31, 2012 | 4:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 02, 2012 | 3:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 05, 2012 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 05, 2012 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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