Tuesday August 18, 2015
Why the middle class is turning to the 'welfare diet'
If you've got empty pockets to match your empty stomach, then being able to eat on $4 a day probably sounds like a dream come true.
But the "welfare diet" seems to be the latest culinary trend among those who can actually afford a much higher food budget.
Guest host Candy Palmater talks to Leanne Brown, author of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day, and Christina Palassio, communications director for Community Food Centres Canada, about what this trend says about the middle class's understanding of what it's really like to eat on a limited budget.