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).
Sugary drink advocacy, Mexican style
The creatively active Mexican advocacy group, El Poder del Consumidor, launched a new video take-off on Coca-Cola ads—“Haz feliz a alguien” (“Make someone happy”)—with a demonstration on Mexico City’s Zocalo in front of the National Cathedral.
They sent along a translation of the video:
What would make you happy this Christmas?
That my dad were here with us.
PLAY SPORTS/EXERCISE (posted at the bottom of the screen to mimic Coke ads here)
That my mom could see her grandson.
That my dad could play soccer with me.
Make someone happy this Christmas.
50,000 people in Mexico are blind because of diabetes.
Someone’s limb is amputated every 7 minutes because of diabetes.
In Mexico, 66 people die each day from drinking sugary drinks.
Make someone happy.
Share this video and remove soda from your table.