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Marion Nestle
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her... show more

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She has held faculty positions at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and managing editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the role of food marketing. She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Press, 2002, revised edition, 2007), Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (California Press, 2003, revised edition 2010), and What to Eat (North Point Press, 2006). Her latest book, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine, was published by California Press in 2008. Feed Your Pet Right, co-authored with Malden Nesheim, will be published by Free Press in May, 2010.She writes the Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle, and blogs daily (almost) at www.foodpolitics.com and for the Atlantic Food Channel at http://amcblogmte4.atlantic-media.us/food/nutrition.
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Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it 5 years ago
I have posted my review of Marion Nestle's book on my blog, The Itinerant Librarian. Here is an excerpt: "Food politics should interest everyone because, as the author tells us in her introduction, 'everyone eats.' Add to that the fact that corporations have an interest in making sure that people ...
Quellebooks
Quellebooks rated it 7 years ago
It took me a long time to convince myself to read this book and a long time to finish it. But in the end it was totally worth it! Very informative and enlightening and Marion Nestle shares personal insights which add context.Warning: you may never look at food and food marketing the same way again.M...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 8 years ago
"Marion Nestle’s entire book Food Politics was basically a reaction to her experiences with the USDA and the FDA, and how the food industry was able to manipulate all the recommendations to send the message that people should be eating more, especially eating more meat, dairy, and refined foods. The...
Nutti's muses
Nutti's muses rated it 9 years ago
This is so much more than a book about the pet food industry. It's a book about big food industry period. A must read for anyone who wants to know what's really in their cat or dog's food.
auntieannie
auntieannie rated it 11 years ago
More about what not to eat than what to eat. Lenny recommended I read this after I read In Defense of Food. I think In Defense of Food covers what to eat, while it draws heavily on the information presented in this book. Very interesting reading about the background of how decisions are made by the ...
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