Brian Wansink

Cornell University

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Professor of Eating Behavior at Cornell University and Director of its Food and Brand Lab; author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More than We Think," his website is MindlessEating.org

Brian Wansink on KCRW

This is the holiday when gluttony is not just acceptable, it’s almost required if you try to taste everything on the Thanksgiving table.

Overconsumption: The American Way

This is the holiday when gluttony is not just acceptable, it’s almost required if you try to taste everything on the Thanksgiving table.

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This is the holiday when gluttony is not just acceptable, it’s almost required if you try to taste everything on the Thanksgiving table.

Overconsumption: The American Way

This is the holiday when gluttony is not just acceptable, it’s almost required if you try to taste everything on the Thanksgiving table.

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You may think that today's traditional Thanksgiving meal is the same as it always was, but that's not necessarily so. The food Americans eat is changing.

Who's Having Free-range Turkey This Thanksgiving?

You may think that today's traditional Thanksgiving meal is the same as it always was, but that's not necessarily so. The food Americans eat is changing.

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