I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
More and more on the soda tax
Nicholas Kristof writes about it in the New York Times today. As for me, I did 7 radio interviews on Fox News this morning, including two in Georgia, home of Coca-Cola. The Fox News folks are shocked, shocked: Where’s personal responsibility? Where’s parental responsibility?
OK, but what about liquid candy? And marketing to kids? And all the research linking frequent consumption of soft drinks to childhood obesity?
OK. I’m not crazy about regressive taxes, and I think the distinction between sugary soft drinks and sugary juice drinks doesn’t make much sense, but I’m interested to see how this idea works. Let’s call it an interesting experiment and hope that someone is doing the research.