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Over the past year and a half, Maverick Citizen has been investigating and writing about the often under-reported area of Food Justice, which covers issues of realising the right to food, food systems, food literacy, big food industry interference in food regulations and the detrimental health impact that ultra-processed foods have on people as well as the health system. The podcast features discussions with industry experts and will be hosted by Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli.

Over the past year and a half, Maverick Citizen has been investigating and writing about the often under-reported area of Food Justice, which covers issues of realising the right to food, food systems, food literacy, big food industry interference in food regulations and the detrimental health impact that ultra-processed foods have on people as well as the health system. The podcast features discussions with industry experts and will be hosted by Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli.

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Over the past year and a half, Maverick Citizen has been investigating and writing about the often under-reported area of Food Justice, which covers issues of realising the right to food, food systems, food literacy, big food industry interference in food regulations and the detrimental health impact that ultra-processed foods have on people as well as the health system. The podcast features discussions with industry experts and will be hosted by Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli.

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English


Episodes

Episode 7 - Poor people are bearing the brunt of unhealthy food

9/28/2022
African countries are being targeted as the next frontier for the proliferation of unhealthy and disease causing ultra processed foods! This also means that our local small scale farmers who produce healthy whole are being squeezed out the market. Find out more as I unpack with Programmes Manager at HEALA Nzama Mbalati, health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez and public health lawyer Safura Abdool Karim in our last episode. Credits: Hosted & Produced by: Zukiswa Pikoli Guests: public...

Duration:00:18:23

Episode 6 - How children's health is being compromised by the big food industry

9/21/2022
Did you know that big food companies are targeting children by advertising their unhealthy ultra processed food that is high in fat, salt and sugar directly to them. This leads to unhealthy eating habits that go into adulthood causing obesity and malnutrition as well as diseases like diabetes and hypertension robbing children of their health. Health journalist Adèle Sulcas explains. Credits: Hosted & Produced by: Zukiswa Pikoli Article by: Adèle Sulcas Recorded at: Flame Studios at...

Duration:00:16:41

Episode 5 - How coalition building led to the historic sugar tax

9/14/2022
In this episode Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli discusses how civil society can build coalitions in order to advocate for the availability and accessibility of more healthy food using the example of the historic sugar tax which led to a reduction of sugar in beverages and whether there really is business vs health case for unhealthy ultra processed food with health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez and Programmes Manager at Healthy Living Alliance Nzama Mbalati. Credits: Hosted...

Duration:00:25:41

Episode 4 - The myth of 'lifestyle diseases' and what exactly is a 'food desert'

9/7/2022
In episode 4 Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli dispels the myth that diabetes, hypertension and obesity are 'lifestyle diseases' and also looks into the phenomena that is 'food deserts' which refers to an area that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food with health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez and food justice experts from the Healthy Living Alliance Nzama Mbalati and Eunice Montsho. Credits: Hosted & Produced by: Zukiswa Pikoli Guests: Health journalist Laura...

Duration:00:16:27

Episode 3 - Delay, Dilute, Delegitimise

8/31/2022
Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli looks at how uncscrupulous big food and beverages companies get around industry regulations and legislation using a tactic called Delay, Dilute, Delegitimise in order to make profit off of unhealthy foods causing malnutrition diseases. Maverick Citizen talks to public health lawyer Safura Abdool Karim, health journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez, Nutritionist & Dietician Dr. Makoma Bopape and the Healthy Living Alliance. Credits: Hosted & Produced...

Duration:00:20:56

Episode 2 - The disguised malnutrition stalking our kitchen cupboards

8/24/2022
In this episode we discuss the dangers of ultra processed foods like cereals, chips, biscuits, bread and sugary drinks and how they are contributing to our country's malnutrition and obesity rates and how some of them are disguised as 'healthy alternatives' which illustrates the need for effective Front of package labelling (Fopl). The deep dive that exposed the giant ‘lie’ behind ultra-processed foods

Duration:00:22:26

Episode 1 - Some of what we eat may be slowly poisoning us

8/17/2022
In this first episode we sit down with the head of Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) Nzama Mbalati to find out whether we really know what is in the food that we eat and whether or not it may be making us sick! We also ask whether the average person really knows how to read food labels and what we should be looking for in food labels. Nutritional information: Where do we find it?

Duration:00:23:00

What's Eating Us - Food Justice Prologue

8/17/2022
Over the past year and a half Maverick Citizen has been working on the often under reported area of food justice which covers areas of food systems, food sovereignty, malnutrition and the right to have access to sufficient and safe food and water particularly for children as envisaged in the constitution. This prologue explains the area of food justice and why it is imperative to our wellbeing. Some of what we eat is slowly poisoning us

Duration:00:25:13

What's Eating Us Trailer- OUT NOW

8/16/2022
Over the past year and a half, Maverick Citizen has been investigating and writing about the often under-reported area of Food Justice, which covers issues of realising the right to food, food systems, food literacy, big food industry interference in food regulations and the detrimental health impact that ultra-processed foods have on people as well as the health system. The podcast features discussions with industry experts and will be hosted by Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa...

Duration:00:01:59

What's Eating Us Trailer - Coming Soon

8/11/2022
On Thursday, 18 August, Maverick Citizen will launch a podcast series that discusses the many areas of Food Justice, titled “What’s Eating Us”. Over the past year and a half, Maverick Citizen has been investigating and writing about the often under-reported area of Food Justice, which covers issues of realising the right to food, food sovereignty, food literacy, big food industry interference in food regulations and the detrimental health impact that ultra-processed foods have on people...

Duration:00:01:59