The Bleak Ideology of Food Crazes

It seems like you can't swing a spatula without hitting a claim that eating "this way" will make you happier, stronger, and more productive. As it turns out, diet trends are neither new nor politically innocuous. This week on This is Critical, Lisa Haushofer, author of the upcoming “Wonder Foods: The Science and Commerce of Nutrition,” joins Virginia to dig into the outsized promises of idealized foods — and their roots in imperialism and racism.

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