Cityscape: What are We Touching and Eating, Exactly?
Each and every day we touch and eat things often without giving it a second thought. We hold on to the handrail walking down the stairs to catch a subway train. We top a cup of pudding with a little cool whip.
On this edition of Cityscape, we’re talking with folks who’ve actually given a lot of thought to what we touch and eat -- from subway turnstiles to spray cheese.
The show features:
- Chris Mason, a geneticist at the Weill Cornell Medical Center. He and a team of research assistants collected DNA throughout the New York City subway system to identify germs.
- Writer Patrick DiJusto took a good hard look at what’s inside everyday products. His new book is called This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?: From Egg Nog to Beef Jerky, the Surprising Secrets of What's Inside Everyday Products.