What You're Eating


Whether it’s a salad, a hamburger or your morning egg sandwich, the way your meal gets made has an impact. What You’re Eating is here to help you understand how your food gets to your plate, and see the full impact of the food we eat on animals, planet and people. Host Jerusha Klemperer is the Director of FoodPrint.org, a website that uncovers the problems with the industrial food system, and offers examples of more sustainable practices, as well as practical advice for how you can help support a better system, through the food that you buy and the system changes you push for. From practical conversations with farmers about the true cost of raising chickens to tips from chefs about how to reduce kitchen waste to discussions with policy experts on the barriers to sustainability, FoodPrint’s new podcast covers everything from the why to the how.

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Feb 2 2022
59 seconds
Centering Ohlone Food and Culture
For our episode, The Big Problem of Food Waste  we interviewed Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino who co-founded mak-‘amham, an East Bay organization and restaurant focused on reviving and strengthening traditional Indigenous Ohlone foods and sharing them back with their communities, as well as educating the public about Ohlone culture through cuisine. The restaurant was originally housed in the courtyard of Berkeley’s University Press bookstore that shuttered a few months into the Coronavirus  pandemic. Now, two years later, Café Ohlone will be reopening on the UC Berkeley campus.We were only able to share a small portion of our interview with Vincent and Louis for our food waste episode, but the full interview was so interesting and they were so engaging that we decided to run it in its entirety now, for our final episode of season one.Cafe Ohlone will open in June, 2022 at UC Berkeley's Hearst Museum. "A portal of light and shadows, singing trees, a dry creek running along redwoods, a shellmound rising in a fragrant garden of abundance...  learn more about what Vincent and Louis are calling 'A love song to Ohlone culture'  at their website makamham.comWhat You’re Eating is produced by me, Jerusha Klemperer,  Nathan Dalton and FoodPrint.org, which is a project of the GRACE Communications Foundation. Special thanks to Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino.  You can find us at www.FoodPrint.org where we have this podcast as well as articles, reports, a Food Label Guide and more. Follow @foodprintorg on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter . Stay Informed. Get the latest food news, from FoodPrint.Thanks so much for joining us for season one and if you like the podcast, please leave us a review on Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
May 10 2022
42 mins
The Search for Sustainable SalmonRegenerative Mac and CheeseWho Decides What's Natural?The Big Problem of Food WasteWho Profits from Fake Meat?Can Fake Meat Save the World?That Cheap, Delicious Rotisserie ChickenTrailer - What You're Eating