Clark Wolf is the host and organizer. The panel—on food and politics—includes me, talking about my memoir, Slow Cooked, An Unexpected Life in Food Politics; Chloe Sorvino, author of Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat; Alex Prud’homme, author of Dinner With The President: Food, Politics and the History of Breaking Bread at the White House; and Tanya Holland, author of Tanya Holland’s California Soul. Free, but register here. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts one hour.
by Marion Nestle
Mar 11 2009
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg!
Three cheers for Margaret Hamburg who, rumors say, is to be the new FDA Commissioner. We worked in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the same time in the late 1980s when I was a nutrition policy advisor and she was assistant to the director. Since then, I have followed her career with great interest and admiration, especially when she headed up the New York City Health Department. She’s a great choice. This is a really tough job and she will need all the help we can give her. So I’m starting with Go Peggy!