Culture on My Mind – The Color of Our Food

Culture on My Mind
February 26, 2021

This week, I have food on my mind. In particular, a video from Cheddar about the history and current use of dyes in our food.

It is fascinating to me that Americans invest so much into food appearance, even to the point of tasting something that isn’t really there to begin with. I already knew that we waste about $218 billion dollars of food every year, including the destruction of otherwise perfectly good produce at the grocery store due to cosmetic blemishes, but the psychology is laid bare in this simple eye-opening presentation.

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Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

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