#75: Scandalous Supplements & Food Waste

Episode 75 - Food Waste, Supplements, Walmart

This is episode 75 of Evil Sugar Radio. We have a lot of topics in this show: supplements that don’t contain what they say they do, a discussion of the role of government in regulation, environmental issues, Walmart, and how corporations externalize costs to screw us as a society.

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Episode 75 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 0:25 – Intro & Giggles
  • 6:30 – Current Events
    • 6:30 – Scandalous Supplements
    • 10:30 – Food Safety Agencies
    • 13:35 – The Biggest Loser, Diets, & Gaining Weight
    • 19:00 – Environmental News
    • 21:05 – Palm Oil & Sustainability
    • 23:15 – Organic vs. Non-Organic
    • 26:00 – Farming for Juvenile Delinquents
    • 30:00 – Will Running Fast Kill You?
  • 31:50 – Food Politics
    • 31:50 – Calorie Counts on Menus
    • 34:50 – Combating Food Waste
    • 40:40 – Walmart’s Hunger Games
    • 48:15 – Corporations, Pollution, & Externalized Costs
  • 50:00 – Listener Questions
    • 50:00 – Gut Health Summit
  • 1:03:30 – Wrap-Up

Show Notes

GOP senator: Let restaurants ‘opt out’ of handwashing after toilet to ‘reduce regulatory burden’ ( http://tinyurl.com/mqz9r6a )

The ‘Supplement’ Illusion ( http://tinyurl.com/k4nvs84 )

A Single Food Safety Agency – Has Its Time Come? ( http://tinyurl.com/pwh5hac )

This is just a horrifying paragraph about food safety in America ( http://tinyurl.com/q7hp47w )

Dieting Makes the Lean Fatter ( http://tinyurl.com/pmgftay )

Dieting does not work, researchers report ( http://tinyurl.com/q4dw49u )

Does dieting lead to weight gain? A four-year longitudinal study of middle school girls. ( http://tinyurl.com/kqzrg29 )

Warning: Dieting Increases Your Risk of Gaining MORE Weight (An Update) ( http://tinyurl.com/meeyk96 )

Scientism ( http://tinyurl.com/29emeon )

Scuba diver discovers 10,000-year-old forest underwater ( http://tinyurl.com/l3wb6rz )

Big palm oil trader’s website begins to deliver on sustainability pledge ( http://tinyurl.com/p5mw297 )

Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow ( http://tinyurl.com/n4oyeyj )

Mo’ benefits, mo’ productivity, less problems ( http://tinyurl.com/lrqcjtg )

India’s rice revolution ( http://tinyurl.com/la2l3bx )

Inactivity Kills Twice As Many People As Obesity, Finds Study ( http://tinyurl.com/n3tftyz )

Seattle menu labeling improves calorie awareness and use ( http://tinyurl.com/mxtjx5b )

From fork to farm: Startup recycles grocery store food waste into organic fertilizer ( http://tinyurl.com/ln7m3y9 )

CPI Work to Transform Food Waste into Graphene and Renewable Hydrogen ( http://tinyurl.com/mguweco )

New App Aims to Reduce Food Waste in Landfills ( http://tinyurl.com/mfw5xnl )

Walmart’s Hunger Games ( http://tinyurl.com/ml4wtl5 )

Op-Ed: The Problem with Walmart’s Hunger Games ( http://tinyurl.com/cgqm7a2 )

Big Ag: Cheaper To Pollute ( http://tinyurl.com/pjtacmy )

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/


  1. mike frame says:

    Your best episode. Really good work. As you asked for suggestions, here you go:
    -Don’t aspire to be ‘journalists’ or ‘documentarians’ like Vice, you’re skeptics…you’re taking all the bad journalism and conferences out there and taking them down. As you’ve mastered the podcasting medium and you want to explore film/tv…consider fiction or talk show formats or activist pursuits.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Mike! Very good points and ideas for us to kick around.

    • Hey guys, I’ve stumbled on your podcasts fairly recently and would like to say how glad I am that I did! I’m not quite sure where to submit questions however I’ll ask away in hopes that you’ll answer.
      I’ve been aware and active in the nutrition and health sphere for the last 5 years or so and would like to know how to step away from the dogmatic and rigid thinking that’s so prevalent in this industry. How did you ease away from the vegan/vegetarian/paleo/etc mindsets and learn to live a more balanced lifestyle without completely sacrificing your beliefs on health? Do you you have any book or website recommendations?


  2. I love the show and have listened to everyone. Good information that has kept me away from falling for a lot of b.s. whole on my own ‘fitness journey’ the past nine month. I went from inactive to walking 6+ miles a day and losing 55+ pounds with no silliness, just eating well…and enjoying chocolate every day!

    I do like how you are respectful of all cultures. One one big turn off is the sweeping, outmoded generalizations of people in our own culture. I’v refered the show to friends but they don’t listen because they get pointless insulted