Marion Nestle is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is the author of Food Politics, Safe Food, What to Eat, and Pet Food Politics.
Nestle also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (revised edition, 2007), Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (2003), and What to Eat (2006). Her most recent book is Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat. She writes the Food Matters column for The San Francisco Chronicle and blogs almost daily at Food Politics.
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Sep 29, 2010
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Sep 27, 2010
Is that cantaloupe or papaya genetically modified? Unlikely—but unless labels change, there's no way to know.
Sep 24, 2010
A round-up of reactions to the FDA's salmon hearings, from health concerns to debates about labeling
Sep 23, 2010
Everything. A woman who wrote the book on food politics—literally—on the link between votes and what we eat.
Sep 21, 2010
The corporations trying to rebrand high-fructose corn syrup have overlooked a crucial detail
The government spends millions each year on questionably nutritious formula. And lobbyists want to keep it that way.
Sep 17, 2010
The latest battles against hunger have been successful. But will we actually be able to win the war?
Sep 16, 2010
The Corn Refiners Association is asking the FDA to rename high-fructose corn syrup "corn sugar." Not a bad idea.
Sep 15, 2010
A food-world lesson: Food manufacturers crave government interventions—but only if they protect businesses
Sep 14, 2010
How is a candy different from a cookie? Tax officials need to know—and the answer is (predictably) convoluted.
Sep 13, 2010
The FTC has subpoenaed 48 food companies to learn how they sell to children. But will it learn anything?
Sep 10, 2010
Is the infamous chemical known as BPA harmful or harmless? Depends which interest group you ask.
Sep 9, 2010
Britain's food watchdog has been hacked into three parts. And you thought the two U.S. food agencies were bad.
Sep 8, 2010
The New York Times reports on a thick controversy: hunger-fighting—and copyrighted—peanut paste
Sep 7, 2010
Soon, FDA officials will hear comments on whether to approve genetically modified salmon—and 31 advocacy groups are already furious
Sep 5, 2010
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Sep 1, 2010
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