The Nature Fix. (starts 1:50) In this spring pledge drive show, we revisit the science show interview about the benefits of getting out in nature.
The Case Against Sugar. (starts 9:40) Best-selling science writer Gary Taubes discusses his new book, which explains what happens when industry funds science . . . and controls the strings to science. It’s a not so sweet story with some bitter truths. Taube’s new book shares some cloak and dagger moments, such as when a researcher in the Denver Metro area uncovered a load of documents from the mid-20th century about tooth decay. The documents showed how the sugar and processed food industry funded dental studies – – and worked with national dental associations to publish research that determined that sugar does not cause cavities. Additionally, Taubes’s new book includes well-documented reasons he argues that it’s sugar consumption, not salt, that leads to high blood pressure. And Taubes contends that sugar consumption, not eating fat, leads to obesity and diabetes.
Hosts: Shelley Schlender and Susan Moran
Producer: Shelley Schlender
Engineer: Shelley Schlender
Executive Producer: Joel Parker