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Food Politics


Ten years ago, Marion Nestle’s groundbreaking book on how the American food industry influences nutrition and health was met with praise and criticism. Nestle has expanded and revised her influential book, raising questions about the roles of personal and corporate responsibility and finding that the food industry is still encouraging unhealthy behavior in order to make a profit.


  • Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and a Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She is the author of many books, including Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition. She also writes a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle, and blogs at www.foodpolitics.com and for The Atlantic. She alsotwitters @marionnestle.