This episode focuses on the state of American school lunches safety, with an emphasis on current problems with school food integrity and the system as a whole. Joining us for a discussion are Peter Eisler, a co-author of a USA Today investigative series about school lunch safety, and Sarah Klein, Food Safety Counsel for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The discussion hits on several points - the failure of government/companies to alert schools about tainted product, the labyrinthine network of food suppliers, the lax standards for schools when compared to fast food, and the inadequate inspection rate of cafeterias.
Also, in this episode, in 1969 the Carter administration created the Presidents Commission on Executive Exchange, with the purpose of fostering short-term executive exchanges bringing private sector executives to work in the federal government while sending federal executives to work for corporations. In 1991, George H. W. Bush shuttered the agency in the wake of whistleblowing by Gordon Hamel, our guest.
This episode was filmed March, 2010.