Food: From Bread Riots to Obesity
Cultural discussion show. Food - From Bread Riots to Obesity: Andrew Marr on food and politics with food writers Bee Wilson and William Sitwell, and economist Jane Harrigan.
On Start the Week Andrew Marr explores food and politics. Churchill charged Lord Woolton with the daunting task of feeding Britain during WW2. The food writer William Sitwell looks at the black markets and shop raids Woolton had to battle as the country teetered on the edge of anarchy. Economist Jane Harrigan argues that it was rising food prices that sowed the seeds for the Arab Spring Uprisings, and food historian Bee Wilson asks what governments can do now to control what we eat.
Producer: Hannah Sander.
|Interviewed Guest||Bee Wilson|
|Interviewed Guest||William Sitwell|
|Interviewed Guest||Jane Harrigan|