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WEIGHING IN: Obesity, Food Justice & The Limits of Capitalism - An Interview with Julie Guthman

Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012

There is little doubt that Americans are getting fatter. As an example, a new Coast Guard regulation requires that the Washington State Ferries reduce their maximum capacity by 250 passengers because the average body weight of individual passengers has increased by 25 pounds. Common wisdom attributes the rise in obesity to the high caloric/low nutrient levels of the junk food that many people eat and to the auto-centric, pedestrian-hostile physical environments in which they live.

58:11 minutes (33.29 MB)


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