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Marion Nestle | Food Politics, Industry-Funded Research, & The Unsavory Truth

Show Notes

Marion Nestle is one of the nation’s best experts and a prolific writer when it comes to subjects like food politics, nutrition science, the pitfalls of industry-funded research, and deceptive marketing in the food space. She 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).

She is the author of six prize-winning books:

She also has written two books about pet food:

Her most recent book is Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat (Basic Books, 2018).

PLUS Content

-Deceptive marketing aimed at the older generations. -Ultra processed foods, calories, and proper nutrition. -The animal welfare aspect to the corporate food industry. -The shady actions of food companies outside of the US. -Ethics when dealing with the industry and industry funding. -The economic research service. -How the current administration is effecting things in Marion’s wheelhouse.
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