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The Politics of Food

Dinner can seem like a private affair, but we dine at every meal with a host of politicians and policy-makers. This hour we’ll explore the laws and labels that determine the health of our nation. We’ll take a look at Michelle Obama’s advocacy for nutritious school lunches, and those who say the government’s food policy hand is too heavy.

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