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Strikes hit Greece during Austerity Vote; Mark Bittman on the Politics of Food

But first: public-sector unions in Greece have called their first mass demonstrations since the left-wing Syriza government took power—this as the Parliament debates an austerity plan more severe than what voters rejected last week. We go live to Greece.

Plus: Mark Bittman has used his perch as a food columnist at The New York Times to write about everything from farm labor to climate change to inequality – he joins us to discuss how food connects to . . . everything.

Guests: Mark Bittman

  • Despina Lalaki, Sociologist and Visiting Research Fellow the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work at the CUNY Graduate Center [currently in Athens]
  • Mark Bittman writes articles and columns on food policy and cooking for the New York Times; his latest book is A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more

 

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