03/26/14 - Wednesday's Topical Currents looks at the major phenomenon of the natural foods movement in the US. Yearly revenues exceed $100-billion. Natural and organic food adulation returned during the height of the “counter-culture” years, but then took hold as lucrative business. We’ll speak with the former marketing director of Whole Foods, Joe Dobrow . . .
08/19/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with health writer Jo Robinson. Her latest book discusses of nutrition, and the eons of time when humans subsisted on wild flora and fauna. Her latest book is EATING ON THE WILD SIDE: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. After generations of breeding more palatable fruits and vegetables, much of their original nutritional clout has been diluted. Robinson has tips to reclaim the nutrients and flavors lost.
05/21/13- Tuesday's Topical Currents is with nutritionists Jayson and Mira Calton. They’ve developed a system to determine the healthiest options among the some 40,000 food offerings in the mega-mart. With a bit of effort, shoppers can avoid processed sugars, high fructose corn syrup, refined flour, artificial colors, and nitrites. They’ve written, RICH FOOD/POOR FOOD: THE ULTIMATE GROCERY PURCHASING SYSTEM. That’s Topical Currents at 1pm on
05/16/13 - In the second part of the program syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Susan Finn, former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (American Dietetic Association.) What should we eat for a healthy lifestyle? Whether we’re eating a plant-based or gluten-free diet or one including animal proteins, she explains the vitamins and nutrition we need and why.