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Soda Wars with Dr. Susan Rubin

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Dr. Susan Rubin

New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg created yet another food controversy by proposing to ban the sale of sugary sweet drinks over 16 ounces.

Of course, health professionals have known for years that soda not only contributes to the epidemic of obesity, but undermines good health in many other ways as well.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome health expert, teacher, author and school food crusader, Dr. Susan Rubin. A holistic health practitioner, Dr. Rubin is also an unapologetic critic of today’s food industry, and her views on soda and other scourges of the American diet may have you cleaning out the food pantry!

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The Theory of Obesogens with Bruce Mohun

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Bruce Mohun

Could early-life exposure to chemicals pre-determine our size?

Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, and scientists are puzzled over its cause. Is it really just a matter of calories in and calories out? Could there be another reason?

On this edition of Green Street Patti and Doug welcome filmmaker and science journalist Bruce Mohun to talk about his new documentary film, “Programmed to be Fat.” The film explores the highly controversial theory of obesogens – chemicals in our environment that may play a significant role in causing obesity in humans.

For more info:  Learn more about the film