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A Conversation with Marion Nestle
Apr 01, 2009
from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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WPSU presents "A Conversation with Marion Nestle" as part of the Common Ground Lobby Talks series. Common Ground Lobby Talks bring together the academy, the community, and the power of public media in the pursuit of increasing public discourse and providing a public forum for nuanced discussion. Common Ground Lobby Talks are a production of WPSU in partnership with the Public Service Media Study Group.
To view this Lobby Talk, please go to: http://wpsu.org/tv/episodes/lobbytalk
Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology, New York University
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 an appointment as Professor of Sociology at NYU. 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. She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (revised edition, 2007); Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (2003); and What to Eat (2006). Her latest book, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine, was published in September 2008. Her Web site is www.foodpolitics.com and, since May 2007, she has been blogging at www.whattoeatbook.com.