Hard to swallow
The Discovery Pod: Season 2, Episode 6
Welcome to The Discovery Pod, where we talk to leading experts from the University of Adelaide about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
We all know what we eat has an enormous impact on our health. But do Australia’s standardised dietary guidelines and health star ratings always have our best interests at heart? Is food labelling sending clear, consistent messages? And what are we to make of claims such as ‘organic’ or ‘non-genetically modified’?
Our host, Isobel Marshall, unpacks the issues with behavioural economist Professor Wendy Umberger, and ophthalmologist, 2020 Australian of the Year and vocal public health advocate Dr James Muecke.