One on One Podcast
The Politics of Food and its Consequences: Marion Nestle on the Food System
A conversation with Marion Nestle
24 May 2023
There are a few people who through their books and research have changed the way we perceive the world. In the world of food there is Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), or Michael Moss (Salt, Sugar, Fat). Outside of Food, looking at our economic system, there is Naomi Klein (No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything) or Shoshana Zuboff (The Age of Surveillance Capitalism). Like millions of people, my views have evolved thanks to their books.
And then there is Marion Nestle. With her books Food Politics, she changed the way we looked at the world of Food: how damaging it has been to our health and social justice.
As the creator of the area of Food Studies at New York University, she has also been at the forefront. A real changemaker.
So you can imagine how thrilled I was to welcome Marion Nestle on the One on One podcast.
If you want to better understand the forces shaping the food industry and their consequences, this is a must-listen.In this insightful podcast, renowned food studies expert Marion Nestle explores the intricate world of the American food system. Focusing on the political aspects of food, Nestle uncovers the power dynamics within the industry, shedding light on the post-World War II dietary shift and its impact on heart health.
She candidly discusses the challenges posed by industrial agriculture and corporate influence, highlighting the interconnections between food, public health, and the environment. Nestle emphasizes the urgent need for reform, advocating for a food system that prioritizes human well-being and the planet over corporate gains.
Offering practical guidance, she encourages listeners to embrace a predominantly plant-based diet and to embrace their roles as catalysts for positive change.
This podcast is an essential listen for those seeking a profound understanding of the complex issues surrounding food and the potential for transformative action.
Photo by Bill Hayes
Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, USA
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she officially retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been awarded honorary degrees from Transylvania University in Kentucky (2012) and from the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College (2016).
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