002: Namaste Away From That Bread?

Becca takes us through the history of Subway and some of the lawsuits they’ve faced over the years, including the scandals of “Subway Jared” and the 11-inch footlong. Sarah then explores Subway’s PR nightmare of 2014 – the dreaded “yoga mat ingredient” in their bread. She discusses the origin of the tale, common logical fallacies, food fear, and the importance of critically appraising evidence (and the source of your evidence). She finishes by answering the question to the most recent scandal – is Subway bread really bread?

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