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).
Sodas, sweetened and not
The research demonstrating the not-so-great effects of sodas just pours in, as it were. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has two new research reports, one on justification for taxation of soft drinks, and the other on the negative effects of soft drinks on kids’ health.
David Ludwig writes in JAMA that artificially sweetened drinks are unlikely to help the situation. They just make people want sweeter foods.
And the New York City Health Department has put its anti-soda campaign online. This is its controversial “drinking fat” campaign designed to make the point that excess calories from sugary soft drinks will put on the pounds. Why controversial? Take a look at the cute guy demonstrating the drinking-fat point on the YouTube video.
What’s your take on this?