I’m lecturing to students taking Berkeley’s Edible Eduction course. Details about the course are here. It can be watched livestream: details here. In person, it’s at the Anderson Auditorium at the Haas School of Business. I’ll be speaking on current food politics and also about Slow Cooked.
My latest article: Regulating the Food Industry
The American Journal of Public Health has just published a first look—ahead of its print in June—at my most recent article, Regulating the Food Industry: An Aspirational Agenda [if you are not a member of the American Public Health Association, this will be behind a paywall, alas].
I end it with policy recommendations for:
- Dietary guidelines
- Mass media campaigns
- Warning labels
- Marketing restrictions
- Portion size restrictions
- Farm subsidies
And, I say,
While we are thinking in aspirational terms, let us not forget root causes. We must also demand policies that link agriculture to public health, keep corporate money out of politics, reduce corporate concentration, and require Wall Street evaluate corporations on the basis of social as well as fiscal responsibility. In comparison with those challenges, takin gon the food industry should be easy.
Let’s get to work.