406: The Healthy Food Fallacy

In today’s food market, we are offered more options than ever. However, not all foods are created equal. When faced with the choice of a bag of potato chips or carrots, which one would you choose? And is the choice really yours? Marketing, varying prices, our household eating habits, and more all inform the snacks and foods we consume. In this episode, we explore why food policy, advertising, and production processes have made eating right so difficult and how systemic inequalities have led to nutritional inequality.

Produced by Catherine Paik and Alec Purcell.

Written by Priscilla Liu.

Edited by Catherine Paik and Adele Williams.

Executive Produced by Adele Williams.

Special thanks to the Milstein Program and the Investigative Biology Lab at Cornell for supporting our podcast!