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).
Weekend reading: CSPI’s Carbonating the World
Center for Science in the Public Interest has produced a new report:
It’s a lavishly illustrated and well documented investigative report into soda company marketing in developing countries.
Here’s an example of the documentation, enough to explain why Coke and Pepsi are pouring billions of dollars into bottling plants and marketing in India:
For anyone interested in the nutrition transition from undernutrition to overnutrition in developing countries, this report is a must read. Actually, it’s a must read for anyone who cares about diet and health. If you do nothing else, look at the marketing illustrations from Nepal, Indonesia, or Nigeria. They tell the story on their own.