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America has long loved pumpkins. But ever since the infamous pumpkin spice latte hit the market, the advent of fall has not been without pumpkin spice products. This year, a national shortage of the orange squash threatens to derail America’s favorite seasonal obsession. For Food Wednesday, we discuss discuss the shortage and the role pumpkins occupy in U.S. history and culture.
- Cindy Ott Associate professor, American Studies, Saint Louis University; author, "Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon"
- Roz O'Hearn Director of corporate and brand affairs, Nestlé
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