Food Safety

Awilo Ochieng Pernet on the Global Complexity of Food Safety

E61: Awilo Ochieng Pernet on the Global Complexity of Food Safety

November 2019

Food safety is a very important international issue and few people have been as engaged on this topic as our guest today, Awilo Ochieng Pernet, a senior advisor on international matters related to food safety, nutrition, water and veterinary issues at the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E61: Awilo Ochieng Pernet on the Global Complexity of Food Safety »


Tom Bollyky on how Food and National Security are Interlinked

E57: Tom Bollyky on How Food Drives International Instability

October 2019

When Americans hear the term national security, I suspect few people would think about food in this context. Our guest, Thomas Bollyky is an ideal person to explain why this may be a glaring oversight. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E57: Tom Bollyky on How Food Drives International Instability »


Michael Osterholm

E53: Michael Osterholm on Food Safety and Killer Germs

October 2019

With our daily food now coming from around the world, keeping food safe needs to be a practice of prevention--at home and in commercial factories. Food safety and infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm helps to explain. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E53: Michael Osterholm on Food Safety and Killer Germs »


Amy Kircher Talks About Food Fraud

E36: Amy Kircher on Food Fraud, Pomegranates & Baby Formula

May 2019

Fraud. We hear about it a lot. Financial fraud, political fraud, and more, but food fraud? It turns out that this is a more significant issue than one might imagine. Dr Amy Kircher, director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute at the University of Minnesota is a leading voice on this issue. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E36: Amy Kircher on Food Fraud, Pomegranates & Baby Formula »


Amy Kircher on Food Defense 101

E32: Food Defense 101 with Amy Kircher

April 2019

Fraud. We hear about it a lot. Financial fraud, political fraud, and more, but food fraud? It turns out that this is a more significant issue than one might imagine. Dr Amy Kircher, director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute at the University of Minnesota is a leading voice on this issue. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E32: Food Defense 101 with Amy Kircher »


Amy Kircher on Food Defense

E33: Food Defense and the Extreme Complexity of our Food Supply Chain

April 2019

In another podcast called Food Defense 101, Amy Kircher, director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute at the University of Minnesota, painted a picture of threats the nation faces with intentional contamination of the food supply. A very important part of her work is what to do about this threat. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E33: Food Defense and the Extreme Complexity of our Food Supply Chain »


Carlos Monteiro on the Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods

E24: Carlos Monteiro on the Dangers of Ultra-processed Foods

March 2019

Ever wonder how the body processes processed foods? When corn becomes Cheetos or wheat becomes Twinkies, for example, or water becomes Coca Cola? How does the body react, what are the health consequences, and who is responsible for any negative effects? These are but some of the questions that occupy our guest, Dr Carlos Montero. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E24: Carlos Monteiro on the Dangers of Ultra-processed Foods »