What's Eating Us

DAILY MAVERICK  |  Podcast , ±17 min episodes every 4 days  | 
Over the past year and a half, Maverick Citizen has been investigating and writing about the often under-reported area of Food Justice, which covers issues of realising the right to food, food systems, food literacy, big food industry interference in food regulations and the detrimental health impact that ultra-processed foods have on people as well as the health system.

The podcast features discussions with industry experts and will be hosted by Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli.

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Episode 7 - Poor people are bearing the brunt of unhealthy food

African countries are being targeted as the next frontier for the proliferation of unhealthy and disease causing ultra processed foods! This also means that our local small scale farmers who produce healthy whole are being squeezed out the market. Find out more as I unpack with Programmes Manager at HEALA Nzama Mbalati, health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez and public health lawyer Safura Abdool Karim in our last episode.

Credits:
Hosted & Produced by: Zukiswa Pikoli
Guests: public health lawyer Safura Abdool Karim, health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez and HEALA Progrmammes Manager Nzama Mbalati
Recorded at: Flame Studios at Constitution Hill
Edited by: Martin Nkanyiso Ngwenya
Food justice is a pipe dream without tackling industry
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Episode 6 - How children's health is being compromised by the big food industry

Did you know that big food companies are targeting children by advertising their unhealthy ultra processed food that is high in fat, salt and sugar directly to them. This leads to unhealthy eating habits that go into adulthood causing obesity and malnutrition as well as diseases like diabetes and hypertension robbing children of their health. Health journalist Adèle Sulcas explains.

Credits:
Hosted & Produced by: Zukiswa Pikoli
Article by: Adèle Sulcas
Recorded at: Flame Studios at Constitution Hill
Edited by: Martin Nkanyiso Ngwenya
www.dailymaverick.co.za
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Episode 5 - How coalition building led to the historic sugar tax

In this episode Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli discusses how civil society can build coalitions in order to advocate for the availability and accessibility of more healthy food using the example of the historic sugar tax which led to a reduction of sugar in beverages and whether there really is business vs health case for unhealthy ultra processed food with health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez and Programmes Manager at Healthy Living Alliance Nzama Mbalati.

Credits:
Hosted & Produced by: Zukiswa Pikoli
Guests: Health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez,Programmes Manager at Healthy Living Alliance Nzama Mbalati and public health lawyer Safura Abdool Karim
Recorded at: Flame Studios at Constitution Hill
Edited by: Martin Nkanyiso Ngwenya
Civil society questions government’s ‘back-door agreement’ with industry to stall sugar tax hikes
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Episode 4 - The myth of 'lifestyle diseases' and what exactly is a 'food desert'

In episode 4 Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli dispels the myth that diabetes, hypertension and obesity are 'lifestyle diseases' and also looks into the phenomena that is 'food deserts' which refers to an area that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food with health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez and food justice experts from the Healthy Living Alliance Nzama Mbalati and Eunice Montsho.

Credits:
Hosted & Produced by: Zukiswa Pikoli
Guests: Health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez, food justice experts from the Healthy Living Alliance Nzama Mbalati and Eunice Montsho and featuring Maverick Life Sugar Saga audio
Recorded at: Flame Studios at Constitution Hill
Edited by: Martin Nkanyiso Ngwenya
Unhealthy eating: How the food industry shapes what’s on your plate — and what you weigh
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Episode 3 - Delay, Dilute, Delegitimise

Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli looks at how uncscrupulous big food and beverages companies get around industry regulations and legislation using a tactic called Delay, Dilute, Delegitimise in order to make profit off of unhealthy foods causing malnutrition diseases.
Maverick Citizen talks to public health lawyer Safura Abdool Karim, health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez, Nutritionist & Dietician Dr. Makoma Bopape and the Healthy Living Alliance.

Credits:
Hosted & Produced by: Zukiswa Pikoli
Guests: public health lawyer Safura Abdool Karim, health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez, Nutritionist and Dietician Makoma Bopape and the Healthy Living Alliance
Recorded at: Flame Studios at Constitution Hill
Edited by: Martin Nkanyiso Ngwenya
Delay, Dilute, Delegitimise webinar
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What's Eating Us - Food Justice Prologue

Over the past year and a half Maverick Citizen has been working on the often under reported area of food justice which covers areas of food systems, food sovereignty, malnutrition and the right to have access to sufficient and safe food and water particularly for children as envisaged in the constitution. This prologue explains the area of food justice and why it is imperative to our wellbeing.
Some of what we eat is slowly poisoning us
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What's Eating Us Trailer- OUT NOW

Over the past year and a half, Maverick Citizen has been investigating and writing about the often under-reported area of Food Justice, which covers issues of realising the right to food, food systems, food literacy, big food industry interference in food regulations and the detrimental health impact that ultra-processed foods have on people as well as the health system.

The podcast features discussions with industry experts and will be hosted by Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli.
#FoodJustice
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What's Eating Us Trailer - Coming Soon

On Thursday, 18 August, Maverick Citizen will launch a podcast series that discusses the many areas of Food Justice, titled “What’s Eating Us”.

Over the past year and a half, Maverick Citizen has been investigating and writing about the often under-reported area of Food Justice, which covers issues of realising the right to food, food sovereignty, food literacy, big food industry interference in food regulations and the detrimental health impact that ultra-processed foods have on people as well as the health system.

The podcast will feature discussions with industry experts and will be hosted by Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli. You can find Maverick Citizen’s catalogue of articles on Food Justice here.
#FoodJustice

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