Jan 6, 2017

01/06/2017: If our bodies could talk and clean eating

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On this week's show Marketplace's Andy Uhler and Kimberly Adams go long on Mexican energy deregulation and short on McDonald's. We talk to Steve Heely, the CEO of the vegan fast casual chain Veggie Grill, about bringing vegan food to…

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How we overlook the most basic ways to get healthy

Jan 6, 2017
We speak to Dr. James Hamblin about how economic inequality affects health, and how marketers are constantly selling us on health care.
Dr. Hamblin's book explores everything from our basic bodily functions to the effects of economic inequality on our healthcare system.
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Veggie Grill CEO Steve Heeley on expansion and 'veggie positivity'

Jan 6, 2017
The west coast vegan chain is gearing up for a $22 million expansion
The VG Beyond Burger is one of the vegan fast-casual options at West Coast chain Veggie Grill. 
Courtesy Veggie Grill

On this week’s show Marketplace’s Andy Uhler and Kimberly Adams go long on Mexican energy deregulation and short on McDonald’s. We talk to Steve Heely, the CEO of the vegan fast casual chain Veggie Grill, about bringing vegan food to the masses. The Atlantic’s Dr. James Hamblin talks about his book “If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining the Human Body” and why we should  be weary of health claims made by businesses. Plus, musician Mayer Hawthorne takes the Marketplace Quiz.