Saru Jayaraman and Raj Patel have studied the food system and what it means to have an equitable and sustainable system. What are the problems in the system and what are the solutions? Maria Armoudian discusses the food system with them.

Saru Jayaraman is the Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an expert in food policy and is the author of Behind the Kitchen Door. 

Raj Patel is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. He is an expert in food systems and is the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.

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