12:00am

Wed March 5, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How can we eat out responsibly?


 On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the restaurant industry - and eating out ethically. The food service industry employs 13 million people in the U.S. and is responsible for six of the lowest paying job categories, according to Labor Department data. Some restaurants are making an effort to pay and treat workers fairly. What do you want to know about the restaurant industry and eating out ethically? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Hana Baba and you.

Guests:

Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United and author of Behind the Kitchen Door

Melissa Kogut, executive director of Chefs Collaborative

Anna Lappe, founding principal of the Small Planet Institute

Resources:

Saru’s book: Behind the Kitchen Door 

Restaurant Opportunities Center 

Restaurant Opportunities Center: National Diners Guide

Chefs Collaborative

Anna Lappe's Small Planet 

US News: The 10 Lowest-Paid Jobs in America

Alternet: Where to Eat If You Want to Support Restaurants That Pay Their Workers a Living Wage

Rasmussen Reports: 58% Eat At A Restaurant At Least Once A Week

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Pocket Guide

Happy Cow: Healthy Eating Guide

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