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Dr. Joe Schwarcz

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Bestselling author and popular media personality Dr. Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill’s Office for Science and Society, discusses his new book, Brain Fuel: 199 Mind-Expanding Inquiries into the Science of Everyday Life (Doubleday, 2008) where he provides a better understanding of the science around us, why there aren’t as many toxins around us as we’re led to believe, how chocolate can be good for us, or how best to cook broccoli.


Brain Fuel: 199 Mind-Expanding Inquiries into the Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz. (Doubleday, 2008)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Brain Fuel


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Joining me now is Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He is the director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. He hosts a weekly program on CFRB in Toronto, and writes a weekly column in the Montreal Gazette. He’s on today to discuss his new book, Brain Fuel: 199 Mind-Expanding Inquiries into the Science of Everyday Life. It’s an interesting look at science in our lives, through facts and anecdotes, like why a daily does of chocolate is good for you, or how safety glass was discovered. You’ll also find out why Alfred Hitchcock was afraid of eggs and why it matters. Brain Fuel is published by Doubleday and retails for $24.00. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Dr. Joe Schwarcz; Good morning, Dr. Schwarcz.


Weblinks:

McGill’s Office for Science and Society: http://oss.mcgill.ca/schwarcz.php

Dr. Joe’s radio show on CFRB: http://www.cjad.com/shows/19157

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