Is Soylent The End of Food? | How The Food Giants Hooked Us | CSX Derailment Pollutes James River | Recipe: Garlic Scapes

Episode 106


Does Soylent mean the end of food as we know it? The author of the article “Let’s Embrace the End of Food,” joins us to talk about soylent, a powdered meal replacement.

In the latest edition of Sound Bites, I talk with Bhaskar Sunkara, founding Editor of Jacobin and a Senior Editor at In These Times, on Sunkara’s recent op-ed for Al Jazeera America called “Let’s Embrace the End of Food,” about soylent, a powdered meal replacement.

Then, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss joins us to talk about his book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

We also look at the April 30th CSX train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia, which dumped more than 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River, with Pat Calvert, Upper James Riverkeeper, and Jamie Brunkow, Lower James Riverkeeper.

We close out the show with a recipe for garlic scapes from Kristen Carbone of Radix Farm.

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