The American Way of Eating

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In fact, All great deals come with a cost. Take Walmart where up to 142,000 items line store shelves and racks….

Today roughly one of every four dollars Americans spend on produce is spent at Walmart, says Tracie MacMillan, the author of The American Way of Eating. MacMillan spent one year undercover working in farms, at Walmarts and behind the scenes at America’s largest casual sit down restaurant, applebees. Here she talks about the dark side of American eating and the big business inefficiencies she saw along the way.

This is the third in a three-part Big Food series for Letters & Politics, a syndicated public affairs radio show out of Pacifica’s west coast station, KPFA 94.1 FM. This series investigates how the processed food industry came to dominate the American plate to become a top industry earning over one trillion in annual sales. The series digs into America’s food labs, food habits and food policy to detail how America became hooked on processed food.


Author: ireneflorez

Bogotá-born, Oakland-based media bee.

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