The redoubtable Marion Nestle is the closest I can come to a modern-day Joan of Arc, rallying us for decades against private and public institutional forces as she advocates for good food, sensible nutrition, and responsible public health. Author of fourteen seminal books, and hundreds research papers, Op-Eds, and collaborations, Marion Nestle founded NYU’s department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, where she trained––and most importantly––inspired an army of scholars and activists. A most-respected watchdog of our corporate food culture, she can be counted on to tell the unvarnished and occasionally “unsavory” truth about food and health, corporate food business, and the politics behind it all.
Occasionally controversial, but always right on target, Marion Nestle is the first call for journalists when they need reliable, smart explanations of anything having to do with nutrition, food, or health. She says, “I get in trouble a lot because I say what I think.” You can follow her daily blog foodpolitics.com.
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