Our latest Freakonomics Radio podcast is called “You Eat What You Are, Part 1" (Download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, listen via the media player above, or read the transcript below.)
It's about how American food got so bad, how it's begun to get much better in recent years, and who has the answers for further improvement.
We begin at Union Square Green Market in New York City, a rustic oasis in the heart of the city, where Berkshire Berries has wonderful jams, Windfall Farms offers a cornucopia of greens, and Hudson Valley Duck Farm does all kinds of things with the modest duck. We also channel John McPhee and his wonderful essay "Giving Good Weight."
But how much can the farmer's market solve America's food problems?