Maize and the Pigeon Pea

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Text: Kasey Worst

Images: Erin Anders, Vicki Morrone, Isaac Jambo

Before she left to do research for the Global Center for Food Systems Innovations in Malawi, Erin Anders’ professor told her a saying from that country:

“Maize is life.”

It is a phrase Anders said she did not understand then. But after spending May through August of 2014 in the

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Addressing an Urban Diet

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Dave Tschirley thinks about diets all the time, but not for himself. He is part of a group of researchers at MSU studying how the diets of people in Africa are changing dramatically as the continent becomes more urbanized. As Africans move to cities, they get more of their calories from processed, packaged foods. Tschirley recently went on a research trip to Mozambique, and he is here to talk about this diet transformation.
Photo: Dave Tschirley.

This interview aired on WKAR’s Current State program on December 1st, 2014. Pre-production work is by the Food Fix staff.

Listen to the podcast here.