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November 3, 2015

Milk: Alissa Hamilton (Ep.5)

By: Rebecca McInroy

In this edition of The Secret Ingredient, Rebecca McInroy, Raj Patel and Tom Philpott talk with Dr. Alissa Hamilton about her book, “Got Milked? The Great Dairy Deception and Why You’ll Thrive Without Milk.

Hamilton’s critical take on the dairy industry and its pervasive marketing campaigns chronicle a history of public policy messages that have skewed our perspective on a healthy relationship to milk. We talk about why milk has its own food group, how important it is to get our calcium from a wide variety of foods, and how to demystify the messages we receive everyday about dairy.

About The Hosts:

Raj Patel is an award winning food writer, activist and academic. He’s the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, and his latest book, The Value of Nothing, is a New York Times best-seller.

Tom Philpott is an award-winning food writer for Mother Jones, whose ground-breaking work on almonds exposed  myriad environmental and ethical issues around almond production in California.

Rebecca McInroy is an executive producer and host for KUT Radio in Austin, Texas. She is the co-creator, producer and host of various podcasts and shows, including Views and Brews, Two Guys on Your Head, Liner Notes, The Write Up, and The Secret Ingredient.