Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating

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

Tracie MacMillan reports on 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 profiles the people who worked alongside her at each job and reports 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

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

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

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating

945 Views
Program ID:
305095-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 5, 2012

Airing Details

  • 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
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating

  • DVD
    Length:
    01:34:48
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    01:34:48
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video