Food rights

Across the country,  governments at all levels are looking at food and feeling legislative.

Should we ban trans-fats? What about raw milk?  Foie gras? How did school lunches come to be so bad for kids? What do we really want and need from food labels?

There’s a lot to talk about (and listen to) thanks to Justice Talking. It’s a public policy radio show produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a think tank at the University of Pennsylvania.

This week, the topic is food law.

“Health officials recently voted to make the Big Apple the nation’s first city to ban artery-clogging trans fats at restaurants and many other cities are considering similar measures. At the same time, officials are banning soda and snack machines in schools and forcing restaurants to list the calorie content of each item on their menus. Tune in to this edition of Justice Talking as we discuss whether these measures are effective ways to overcome the epidemic of obesity or proof that Big Brother has joined Americans at the dinner table.”

Here’s a link to a supersized portion.

Justice Talking is produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a think tank at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication.

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