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Kara Newman explains The Secret Financial Life of Food on this week's episode of A Taste of the Past. Linda Pelaccio invites Kara into the studio to talk about her book and the history of food commodities. What foods are traded on the commodity market, and how did commodity markets develop? Hear about the role of "the Butter & Egg Man" in food history and society, and learn about urban development in relation to food trading. How do commodity prices affect prices in the supermarket? How did items like pork belly and onions almost take down the Chicago Mercantile Exchange? Find out on this week's installment of A Taste of the Past! This program has been brought to you by Fairway Market.

"In terms of what makes for a commodity from a food perspective- either it's important for our survival, or something that we hold close to us emotionally." [11:30]

"The butter and egg man was the modern Wall Street hotshot." [14:25]

-- Kara Newman on A Taste of the Past


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For this weekend’s Duckathlon, you won’t have to wear your tennis shoes. Duckathlon teams will compete against others in challenges like meat grading, squab husbandry, and swine anatomy. Whether or not you choose to participate in the challenges, you will always be learning and eating delicious food. Thank to our sponsor, Fairway Market.

By Allison Hamlin


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Bob Martin is the director of Food System Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future and guest lecturer at the school. Formerly, he was a senior officer at the Pew Environment Group and was the Executive Director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, a two year study funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts by a grant to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The charge to the Commission was to recommend solutions to the problems caused by concentrated animal feeding operations in the areas of public health, the environment, rural communities, and animal welfare. The Commission’s final report, Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America, was release on April 28, 2008. This week on What Doesn't Kill You, Katy Keiffer talks with Bob about the report, and its findings on antibiotics in livestock agriculture, waste management, contract growing, and more! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Music by Dead Stars.

"I think the conclusion of the report said it best - change will come from a more informed and aggressive consumer." [34:45]

-- Bob Martin on What Doesn't Kill You

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