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    The second installment of A Thought for Food’s systematic analysis of America's sandwich, the cheeseburger, looks at bread—one of the strangest and most interesting products humanity has ever invented.

    Featured in this episode are  conversations with Thomas R. and Carol Janas Sinclair, authors of Bread, Beer, and the Seeds of Change , Maudene Nelson of Columbia University, Dr. Michael McBurney of DSM Nutritional Products, and Dr. Stephen Pintauro of the University of Vermont.

    This podcast is a co-production of the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and Science & the City.

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