Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege with Marion Nestle

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle.

"Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege"
Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry. Who stands to gain and what might be lost?

Introduction by Nina F. Ichikawa, interim director of the Berkeley Food Institute.

This is the second lecture in a series of three special events:

February 5, 2019:
February 19, 2019:

About Marion Nestle:
Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University. She holds a doctorate in Molecular Biology and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition, both from UC Berkeley. She is the author of ten books, among them the prize-winning Food Politics; What to Eat; Why Calories Count; Eat, Drink, Vote; and Soda Politics.Her most recent book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, was published in 2018. From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle. She blogs almost daily at, and her twitter account, @marionnestle, has been ranked by Science Magazine, Time Magazine, and The Guardian as among the top ten in health and science.