In this episode of Repast, Diana Winters interviews Paula Daniels on Los Angeles food policy, the L.A. Food Policy Council, which she founded, the Center for Good Food Purchasing, and a forthcoming book, True Cost Accounting for Food: Balancing the Scale, that she edited and in which she has a chapter. Paula and Diana discuss true cost accounting, which Paula distills with the following Oscar Wilde quote:
“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. And a sentimentalist . . . is a man who sees an absurd value in everything and doesn’t know the market price of any single thing.”
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Diana Winters is the Deputy Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy at UCLA Law.
Paula Daniels is Co-founder and Chair of the Center for Good Food Purchasing, a social enterprise non-profit founded in July of 2015 as a national spin-off from the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, which Paula founded in 2011.
You can pre-order True Cost Accounting for Food here.
Music by Ike Winters.