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"Scenic Roots" offers conversations that matter in the heart of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley.From the mountains to the river, our conversations are rooted deep within every corner of our community - reflecting who we are, who we were and who we can become.We engage with the news that affects our community, behind and beyond the headlines. We build bridges that span from creators and innovators to storytellers and the outdoors. We focus on our challenges as many communities in one - as we celebrate what inspires us. We resonate with countless voices - in words and spaces, sounds and songs.We are "Scenic Roots."Ray Bassett hosts and produces "Scenic Roots" at WUTC.

How We Should Look At The “Superfoods” We Eat

Every few years, we hear about a new “superfood” - dense with nutrients - that is supposed to supergood for our health.

Quinoa, blueberries, almonds, kale and acai have all had their time in the superfood spotlight.

Whatever the real health benefits these foods provide, there is also a boom-and-bust cycle to the buzz.


A new series of essays from researchers in various disciplines around the world examines the political, economic and social effects.

Emma McDonell is co-editor of “Critical Approaches to Superfoods,” along with Robert Wilk - and she is a visiting professor of anthropology on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.



Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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