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.
The new standards call for more vegetables and fruits, a requirement for whole grains, and for all milk to be just one percent or less.
Jan 26, 2012
A report on outbreaks last winter identified the source as 'Mexican-style fast food Restaurant Chain A,' but shouldn't we be told more?
Jan 25, 2012
Stats climbed when deregulatory policies were introduced to boost farm production, but they've finally stalled. Have we gained all that we can?
Jan 24, 2012
Food Production Daily reports that hitting meat with electrical current reduces toxic E. coli on the surface, but surface bacteria isn't a problem.
Jan 23, 2012
After nearly 30 years, the EPA could finally put a limit on the amount of these cancer-causing chemicals we should be exposed to every day.
Jan 20, 2012
The Food Network star has been living with diabetes for three years we now know, but the most stunning part about this story might be the American Diabetes Association's reaction.
Jan 19, 2012
According to the latest rumors, the Office of Management and Budget wants to merge some agencies, including the FDA and the USDA.
Jan 18, 2012
An aggressive campaign of subway posters in both English and Spanish reminds passersby to pay more attention to how much they're eating.
Jan 17, 2012
It is, according to U.S. News, which recently ranked various diets on flexibility, effectiveness, ease of use, and taste. They advised against diets that are too restrictive and difficult to follow.
Jan 16, 2012
The latest approach to encouraging kids to eat fruits and vegetables is edible stickers. But the first ingredient is—you guessed it—sugar.
Jan 15, 2012
Eliminating 7,000 jobs to save about $150 million every year could be enough to head off further budget cuts sometime down the line.
Jan 13, 2012
Feeding programs are emergency measures. Long-term solutions come from eradicating worms, educating women, and cleaning water.
Using cephalosporins as an animal growth promoter could lead to an immunity in humans that makes us vulnerable to infections.
Jan 12, 2012
A plea to keep our terms clear when we discuss nutrients and foods. Protein is a nutrient, and beef and pork aren't even the best sources of it.
Jan 11, 2012
One of the reasons people are suspicious of the organic enterprise is a widespread confusion about what organic production methods are.
Jan 10, 2012
The Cornucopia Institute warns consumers that "natural" -- a term with absolutely no regulatory meaning -- is just a bunch of marketing hype.
Jan 9, 2012
Faced with demands to grow profits, some of the biggest food corporations are finding ways to market processed food in developing countries.
Jan 6, 2012
A study that measured what people ate under tightly controlled conditions finally ends the theory that protein is a key factor in weight gain.
Jan 5, 2012
Demand for food stamps will grow, something will happen with the new farm bill, the FDA will continue playing catch-up on food safety, and the FTC will postpone nutrition standards.
Jan 4, 2012
In 2012, General Mills is planning to announce new Cheerios and Kraft will roll out new flavor combinations for Velveeta Dinner Kits.
Jan 1, 2012
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