28: Quinoa Craze

We are joined today by Professor Marc Bellemare of the University of Minnesota to talk about his research on the recent price spike in quinoa due to its rising popularity in many western countries as a ‘health food’ and how this rise as a viable export economically impacts those who traditionally grow and consume it. We also discuss how food staples become staples and why only eating food that indigenous to your region isn’t necessarily a good practice. Hosted by Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao and Professor David Just.

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16: The Ethics of Nudging

Join grad students Jackie Stein and Liz Bell and Professor David Just in discussing how your environment can influence your behavior, what nudges can do for you and how much nudging is too much. 
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15: Retro Foods and Selling Nostalgia

Join grad student Jackie Stein, Professor David Just and special guest Catalina Velez as they discuss retro foods and selling consumers products based on their past experiences and feelings.
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13: Eating Habits for You and Your Kids

In this episode, with guest Professor Brian Wansink, we discuss research Professors Wansink and Just have done into eating behavior and what you can in a variety of environments to help your kids and you eat healthier.
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