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FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo shows the red and yellow signs with the trademark golden arches a McDonald's in Pittsburgh. McDonald's on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 said a key sales figure declined 3.3 percent in the U.S., marking the fourth straight quarter of declines for the world's biggest hamburger chain. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

‘The Four Top’: ‘Junk’ food and judgment

There is a cultural entitlement to judge others’ bodies and food choices based on overarching standards of conventional beauty. But the good or bad labels we assign to food unnecessarily pass judgement on others without taking into consideration that person’s story. In the latest episode of The Four Top, we discuss these topics diving into a conversation about “junk” food and fatphobia.


‘The Four Top’: Reenvisioning food media for an equitable future

As confederate statues have fallen in 2020, so, too, has the racist and inequitable leadership within the food media establishment. We speak with three journalists who have led the call for change while raising the bar for food and beverage writing: Soleil Ho, Khushbu Shah, and Tammie Teclemariam.

‘The Four Top’: Food, film and fiction

What are some of the most memorable food moments in film and fiction? Food journalist Nikita Richardson, YouTube phenom Andrew Rea (“Binging with Babish”) and historical-fiction author Crystal King fill us up with food-centric watching and reading recommendations.

Horns Up for Veganism is one of many messages circulating in an Oregon Convention Center exhibit hall on Oct. 21, 2018, during the 14th annual Portland VegFest.

‘The Four Top’: Why Veganism Matters Now

How has COVID-19 changed the public's perception of veganism? Why is the "Black Veganism" movement gaining traction right now? And how are vegans navigating the world differently in 2020? The Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, Talia Pollock, and Waz Wu bring us up to speed on veganism's new guard.

‘The Four Top’: Meet the New Wave of Culinary E-Entrepreneurs

Who are the new culinary entrepreneurs of the COVID-19 quarantine? The innovators who are bringing foods from farms to doorsteps, sending exotic ingredients across the country, and connecting families through cooking. Our guests are Julia Niiro, Ted Farthing, and Kelly Montoya.

‘The Four Top’: The Future Of Food Is The Past

Is foraging the new farming? How will Gen Z change the food industry? And how will a cutting-edge grocery chain change the health industry? Panelists Rowan Jacobsen, Jen Bryman and Fernando Divina discuss.

This episode of "The Four Top" was recorded live at the Assemblage Symposium in McMinnville, Oregon

‘The Four Top’ Special Episode: Assemblage Symposium

Could the Regenerative Agriculture movement save the planet? How can we empower agricultural workers to build better lives for themselves and their families? And how did an urban winemaker launch two worldwide movements?