Gary Taubes – Why the Obesity Epidemic Won’t End Anytime Soon

We welcome investigative journalist and author Gary Taubes to discuss the low fat dogma that has caused supermarkets to become mainly filled with low fat, sugary, highly refined grain and starch-based products. We’ll also be talking about Taubes’ restatement of the nature of caloric balance – most of us know it as the “calories in vs calories out” conventional dietary advice, and and how we can understand it differently without having to break the second law of thermodynamics.

In addition, we’ll be talking about the obesity epidemic and why it’s not about to end anytime soon. This is a discussion you’re going to wish you had heard when you were in your teens or twenties! We’ll also be discussing why it’s so hard to get good science these days, and why the obesity epidemic just isn’t going to end anytime soon.

Listen to Pod Cast at Reinventing the Supermarket