1st Sunday

what's wrong with what we eat
BY mark bittman

Duration: 20 minutes

In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it's putting the entire planet at risk.


  • Start at 0': The impact of food production
  • 2'37: Problems of lifestyle diseases
  • 7'40: History of food in the US
  • 16'25: Reverse the overconsumption of meat and junk food

About the speaker:

"Junk food companies are acting very much like tobacco companies did 30 years ago."  - Mark Bittman


Mark Bittman (born February 17, 1950) is an American food journalist, author, and former columnist for The New York Times. Currently, he is a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Bittman has written and co-written 16 books and cookbooks. His most recent book, How to Cook Everything Fast, was released October 7, 2014. He is also the author of Vegan Before 6 P.M. and The VB6 Cookbook, where he provides all the necessary tools for making the switch to a flexitarian diet.