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Food, Farming & the 2016 Election: A Conversation with Marion Nestle

Modern Farmer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Modern Farmer

Amid a surreal, at times explosive, election season, food and farming have not been the hot-button topics animating political debates. In fact, they seem to be way down on the agenda of the presidential candidates, if they are mentioned at all. Yet we all eat, so how do we get the candidates to care about the health of the food system?

What's That Smell? That Which We Call 'Dietary Guidelines'...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Since the release last week of the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and in my case at least, a resulting bout of projectile vomiting, the nut...

Dietary Guidelines for Which Americans?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2015 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

At this point, the lid is off the box, and we know sustainability is a concern. We only have two choices: honor that concern, or dismiss it -- and knowingly eat at the expense of those to follow us.

We're Fat And Sick And The Broccoli Did It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2015 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

It's no big surprise that someone untrained in research methods would tell us all what the research really means and why the scientists on this committee -- all trained to do research and interpret it -- are just a bunch of hacks. But that the New York Times would allocate its imprimatur and rarefied real estate to an infomercial masquerading as an Op-Ed is a lamentably disappointing surprise.

Diet, Dog and Dogma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2015 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Before the committee report is translated into official guidelines, there is a period of public comment.Some of the commentary will be from public health advocates, but much will be from industry. What exact dietary guidelines will emerge from this gauntlet remains to be seen. But given that, I like what I see so far. I think the advisory committee has done a stellar job.

Why Don't Nutrition Labels Include Percent Daily Value of Calories?

Leo Brown | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
Leo Brown

It's going to be flawed and confusing. That's what happens when an organization makes nutrition recommendations for 300 million different humans, all with different bodies and dietary needs.

The NYC Mayoral Candidate Food Forum: Big Ideas or Real Policy Change?

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York
Heritage Radio Network

NYC held the first city-wide Mayoral Candidate Food Forum in the country, but now that the food movement has matured to the point where politicians have taken notice, how do we get our legislators to catch up with the mindset of community organizers and local activists?

From the Farm to the Voting Booth (or Vice Versa)

Alison Cayne | Posted 06.06.2013 | Home
Alison Cayne

Solving hunger cannot be accomplished without a government that considers it a basic right of citizenship to have access to fresh, healthy food. It's up to citizens to demand farmer's markets, school gardens and sustainable agriculture.

Diet, Dreams, and Nightmares

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

In the process of creating ONQI 2.0, we are obligated to look at how the algorithm handles every food, including all of the quirkiest foods. In doing so, I wind up learning all of the intimate details about foods I could not otherwise have cooked up in my nightmares.

Inside This Year's Food Book Fair

Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.06.2013 | New York
Alison Spiegel

It was a perfect weekend for the Food Book Fair, a three-day series of panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, book signings and meet-and-greets celebrating food and the words, art, ideas and people behind it.

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Who's Got The Power to End Hunger in America?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Home
Kerry Trueman

I check in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book is Why Calories Count, with Malden Nesheim.

Let's Ask Marion: What's The Recommended Daily Allowance of Sugar?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Environmental advocate/writer Kerry Trueman checks in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book...

Let's Ask Marion: Can It Really Be Healthier To Be Overweight?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Below I check in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book is Why Calories Count, written with ...

Let's Ask Marion: Is Beyoncé's Private Gain the Public's Pain?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Do celebrities with Beyoncé's massive influence on young kids have a moral obligation to consider the horrendous impact of excessive soda consumption in our culture when they mull over megabuck branding opportunities?

Trust a Veg Researcher? Nestle Says No, Barnard Says Yes. (Video)

Linda Watson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Linda Watson

What's a researcher to do when results call for a personal makeover? I thought the obvious answer was "learn and adapt."

Marion Nestle Says Calories Count for Weight Loss, Health (Video)

Linda Watson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Linda Watson

The conclusion of Dr. Marion Nestle's Why Calories Count offers refreshingly straightforward advice about how to stay healthy and trim in a society that promotes overeating: Eat less, eat better, and move more.

Tuna Scrape: Is This Supermarket Sushi Ingredient The New Pink Slime? | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

No sooner did the furor over lean, finely textured beef (a.k.a. "pink slime") die down than we have another one over sushi tuna....

What’s A Calorie?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

We are wasting our energy debating the nature of the calorie -- which is, simply, and incontrovertibly, a measure of energy.

Nutrition Guidance: Letting Chips Fall Where They May

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

I live in a world where decent people occasionally eat chips. So I say it's a good thing to offer the best possible nutrition guidance -- and let the chips fall where they may.

Public Health and the Illusion of Your Autonomy: Kill the Umpire?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

I won't speak for my friends and colleagues in public health, although I suspect they feel the same; I'll just speak for myself. I am nobody's nanny. But as you play with the military-industrial establishment with your health on the line, I don't mind being a referee.

The Food Movement Must Occupy Wall Street

Kristin Wartman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

If you eat any processed or packaged food, or anything from a typical restaurant or café, you can guarantee that Monsanto or Cargill played a role in those foods somewhere along the line.

Dr. Marion Nestle Weighs in on MyPlate vs. Harvard Healthy Eating Plate

Anna Brones | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Anna Brones

Even though we all know that we should be eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, we're still living in a society desperately struggling with obesity, and very often, putting the wrong thing on our plate.

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Is it Possible to Have an Unhealthy Obsession With Healthy Eating?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

(With a click of her mouse, EatingLiberally's kat, aka Kerry Trueman, corners Dr. Marion Nestle, NYU professor of nutrition and author of What to Eat,...

Does Factory Farming Have a Future?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.13.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Most people like meat and want to eat it, and do so the minute they get enough money to buy it. I think a more realistic question is this: Can factory farming be done better?

What's The Problem with Processed Foods?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

McDonald's seems congenitally incapable of shifting from its default formula of highly processed sweeteners, fats, and, for good measure "11 weird ingredients you would never keep in your kitchen."