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'The Four Top': Pregnancy Food Warnings | The State Of Fake Meat | Dirt On Clean Eating


It's really hot outside, so why can't this pregnant mother order a plate of sushi and a cold glass of wine? "The Four Top" explores food warnings for pregnant women in Episode 25.

It's really hot outside, so why can't this pregnant mother order a plate of sushi and a cold glass of wine? "The Four Top" explores food warnings for pregnant women in Episode 25.

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Have pity on pregnant women this time of year: Their feet are swollen, their backs ache, and they can’t relax with a plate of sushi and a glass of ice-cold rosé without risking public condemnation. Has society gone too far in placing food restrictions on soon-to-be mothers?

Next, in honor of barbecue season, we take a look at some of the strange new entries in the faux meat category. They might be better for the planet than a hamburger, but can we stomach them?

Finally, today’s hot diet trend has a name that implies smug superiority, eco-friendliness and superlative health benefits. But experts are warning that “clean eating” is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Meet our panelists: Tove Danovich covers food and sustainability for publications such as Eater, Bon Appétit, The Atlantic, Fast Company and NPR. Juno DeMelo writes about food, health and travel for publications like Glamour, Vogue, Marie Claire, Travel + Leisure, among others. And Virginia Gewin, is a journalist focusing on food security and crop diversity; her work appears in publications such as Nature, Science and Modern Farmer. Our host is Katherine Cole.

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