Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 65

Posted by Ethan Clow on June 1, 2010

Radio Freethinker Episode 65 – Interview with Jeff Wagg of the JREF, Washing your hands, Food and Salt.

Download the episode here!

Song: Eat It by Weird Al

Skeptical News:

Hand washing makes you feel less responsible, here

Herbavour robot, here and here

Topics: Food

Unhealthy Food:
widely available food is unhealthy, contributing to obesity, heart attack risk, etc.
is it a big enough strain on public health to worry?

Food Health Taxes:
taxing unhealthy food can encourage healthier buying
but should the gov mandate it?

Alternatives to Tax:
there are other ways to
prevent unhealthy eating
but would they work as well as taxation?

Ill Effects of Cheap Food:
unhealthy food is chea
per than healthy, which encourages people to buy it. why’s it so cheap?
is taxation the only/best way to control public health?


Skeptical Highlights:

-Anti-Deepak Gathering – Facebook event

-UBC Freethinkers “Breakfast of Champions” – Facebook event

-Philip Pullman: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ – Here


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