Eating ‘Wilder’ Foods for a Healthier Diet

22:47 minutes

In Eating on the Wild Side, author Jo Robinson reveals how the nutrition and flavor has been bred out of supermarket fruits and vegetables. Robinson tells us what we can do to reclaim our wild roots and the nutrition from our foods.

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Jo Robinson

Jo Robinson is author of Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health (Little, Brown 2013). She’s based in Vashon Island, Washington.

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Read an excerpt from Eating on the Wild Side.

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Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.

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