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Jun 21 2017

GMO propaganda film: Food Evolution

I have asked repeatedly to have my short interview clip removed from this film.  The director refuses.  He believes his film is fair and balanced.  I do not.

I am often interviewed (see Media) and hardly ever quoted incorrectly or out of context.  This film is one of those rare exceptions.

In my 10-second clip, I say that I am unaware of convincing evidence that eating GM foods is unsafe—this is what I said, but it is hugely out of context.

Safety is the industry’s talking point.  In the view of the GMO industry and this film, if GMOs are safe, they ought to be fully acceptable and nothing else is relevant.

I disagree.  I think there are plenty of issues about GMOs in addition to safety that deserve thoughtful consideration:  monoculture; the effects of industrial agriculture on the environment and climate change; the possible carcinogenicity of glyphosate (Roundup); this herbicide’s well documented induction of weed resistance; and the how aggressively this industry protects its self-interest and attacks critics, as this film demonstrates.

Food Evolution focuses exclusively on the safety of GMOs; it dismisses environmental issues out of hand.  It extols the benefits of the virus-resistant Hawaiian papaya and African banana but says next to nothing about corn and soybean monoculture and the resulting weed resistance, and it denies the increase in use of toxic herbicides now needed to deal with resistant weeds.  It says nothing about how this industry spends fortunes on lobbying and in fighting labeling transparency.

Instead, this film hammers hard on three out-of-context points:

  1. GMOs are safe.
  2. Anyone who thinks otherwise is anti-science, ignorant, and stupid.
  3. Organic foods are bad and proponents of organic foods are deceitful.

Its biases are apparent throughout but the bias against organics is particularly striking.

For example, in arguing that proponents of organic agriculture are paid by the organic industry, the film refers to an article on the front page of  the New York Times.  But most of that article was about how the GMO industry recruits and pays academic researchers to front for it.  The film fails to mention that.

The obvious question: Who paid for this film?

The official answer: The Institute for Food Technologists (IFT).

IFT is a professional association for food scientists and technologists involved in the processed food industry.  I have been a member of it for years; its journal, Food Technology is useful for keeping up with what the food industry is doing.

I had no idea that IFT sponsored films, let alone one that must have been very expensive to produce (on location in Hawaii and Uganda, among other places.)

I can’t help but think Monsanto or the Biotechnology Innovation Organization must have given IFT a grant for this purpose, but IFT takes complete responsibility for commissioning the film (if you have any information about this, please let me know).

Food Evolution is opening in New York on Friday this week.  I view it as a slick piece of GMO industry propaganda.

If you want a thoughtful discussion of the real issues raised by food biotechnology, you will need to look elsewhere.

Full disclosure: half of my book Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety deals with GMO issues.  These have not changed much since the book appeared in 2003 and in a revised edition in 2010.  The GMO industry’s defenses and attacks are much the same, just louder and more expensively produced.

Nov 15 2018

Pet food: a roundup of recent stories

I maintain an active interest in pet food, even though my books on the topic came out a few years ago

Here are some recent items:

  1. Pet food is big business ($63 billion last year).  It brings people into supermarkets and boosts sales.  [OK.  You already knew this, no?]
  2. Evangers, a pet food maker occasionally in trouble over ingredient and food safety problems has been caught with horse meat in its products. It says it doesn’t use horse meat, even though it has a license to use it.  It blames its beef supplier.Private label pet food brands are selling well.   They are cheaper.  For the record: all complete-and-balanced pet foods are required to meet the same nutritional standards and to support dog and cat reproduction, growth, and development (they are like infant formula in that regard).
  3. Food safety issues for humans also mean food safety issues for pets. The CDC is warning people not to consume certain turkey products because of illnesses caused by Salmonella. “Evidence collected by federal officials investigating the illnesses has revealed the outbreak strain in samples from live turkeys and many kinds of raw turkey products, including pet food.”
  4. Raw pet food  continues to raise food safety risks: Rad Cat Raw Diet has been recalled due to Listeria contamination.   A case of human Salmonella illness has been linked to a Darwin’s raw pet food.
  5. And the FDA announces the recall of Nutrisca dry dog food with levels of vitamin D so excessive that they made dogs sick.
  6. Mars Veterinary, the biggest manufacturer of pet foods, is working on some new products made from—get this—lab-grown mouse meat.  No, I did not make this up; I got it from Business Insider.
  7. Wild Earth, Inc., a biotech pet food startup, sells treats made with lab-cultured protein from the koji fungus, Aspergillus oryzae.
  8. The humanification of pet food, says The Atlantic, is nearly complete.
  9. Whole Dog Journal asks this burning question: Should you feed ice cream to your dog? (The short answer is no, but this gives me a chance to praise Nancy Kerns’ admirably sensible advice about dog feeding, care, and training).

You can see why I love writing about pet food.

Jun 1 2017

Tenth anniversary: Why I keep doing foodpolitics.com

This is foodpolitics.com’s tenth anniversary week.  Welcome to post #3189.

Today, some reflections, in the form of a self-interview:

What do you do on foodpolitics.com?

My current habit is to post just once a day during the week (with occasional lapses).  On Fridays I usually post something about a recent book or report under the heading of weekend reading.  I also use the site to post information about my books, upcoming presentations, and media interviews.

How did you get started?

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the publisher Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (FSG) established the site to see if it would help publicize What to Eat.  I had promised to use the site for a few months before deciding whether to continue.  In the beginning, blogging felt awkward and it took a few months for me to find my voice and get comfortable with it.

What does it do for you?

I could see right away that the site would be really useful, in these ways:

  • An online file cabinet:  I could link to sources for whatever I was writing about, a process much easier than downloading things to paper and letting them pile up to file.
  • Links to original documents and sources: It lets me put my hands on key documents right away.  Sometimes it’s the only place to find certain documents online.
  • Tracing back history: WordPress has an excellent search engine, so it is easy to find posts on specific topics, which it gathers one right after another.
  • Information for reporters: They can see what I say and don’t have to call me.
  • Incentive to keep up: If something interesting is happening and I want to blog about it, I am going to have to dig into it right away.
  • Part of my university’s community service requirement: As faculty, I am supposed to teach, do research, and perform community service.  This goes under that heading.
  • A gift to students: If students are writing papers about food politics topics and need help getting started, I can refer them to the site.
  • My private rant: It’s a platform to say what I think about current events.

You must have to spend a lot of time on it?

Not nearly as much as I worried it might.  I work on it in at odd moments.  Just within the last year, I discovered that posts can be scheduled.  If I know I have a busy week coming up, I can do them in advance; sometimes I do the whole week over a weekend.

How do you know what to write about?

Food politics is a full-employment act.  There is always something.  I subscribe to a dozen or so daily newsfeeds.  Choice is a bigger problem.  Because I only post once a day, I pick the topic I find most interesting, outrageous, or funny.

How do you handle comments?

When I started the blog, I thought I would be engaging in ongoing conversations with readers.  I liked that until the “trolling” started.  One (or possibly more) anonymous writers, using false email addresses and IP addresses traced to a spam site, posted highly unpleasant personal comments about my age, looks, ethnicity, and opinions—several times a day—and tried to organize a campaign to get NYU to fire me.

Readers complained about the nastiness, and I finally asked my New Zealand web managers for help.  Now if you want to post a comment, you have to register with a real email address.  That put a stop to the trolling (good) but also to most of the comments (alas).  If I say something about GMOs, readers argue endlessly with each other, but that’s about it for comments.

Is the blog useful to anyone else?

I certainly hope so.  I tried hard to talk about issues in a way that is clear to readers—especially students—who want short summaries of current topics, an opinion about them, and might want to look at older posts as background.

Who reads it?

I don’t really know.  the statistics say it has a small readership of just a couple of thousand a day, but the posts go out over Twitter (@marionnestle) and Facebook too.

I do hear from some of you when I make mistakes or say something you don’t like, and I occasionally meet readers at conferences, which is always a pleasure.  People actually read it!

How long will you keep doing this?

I haven’t really thought about it.  It’s become a habit, an easy one follow, and one I enjoy.  And I’ve been inspired by the appreciative comments I’ve been getting this week.

Thanks to all of you who sent them in, whoever and wherever you are.

And now,  back to food politics.

Aug 2 2013

Weekend Reading: Two Books About Cooking

Tamar Adler.  An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace.  Scribner 2011.

The book comes with a foreword by Alice Waters and a blurb from Michael Pollan: “Tamar Adler has written the best book on cooking with economy and grace that I have read since MFK Fisher.”  He ought to know (see below).

Ms. Adler cooked at Chez Panisse.  She says:

Cooking is best approached from wherever you find yourself when you are hungry, and should extend long past the end of the page.  There should be serving, and also eating, and storing away what’s left; there should be looking at meals’ remainders with interest and imagining all the good things they will become.

She begins with “how to boil water” and ends with “how to end.”  Very MFK Fisher indeed.

Michael Pollan.  Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.  Penguin Press, 2013

A review of this book should seem superfluous as a mere look at Pollan’s website makes clear.   But I want to go on record as saying how much I enjoyed reading it.  He writes about the time he spends in the kitchen learning from experienced cooks how to barbecue (fire), make stews (water), breads (air), and cheese (earth).

The writing is so vivid and engaging that I had the strangest reaction to this book: I could smell what was cooking.

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Nov 30 2008

Media

This page is somewhat disorganized in that I now put occasional print, audio, and video interviews, which used to be separated, together by year.  The section at the very end is called Controversies; it is where I post letters from critics.  Scroll down to find whatever you are looking for.  Media interviews and reviews for specific books are on the pages for that book.  For old podcasts and videos of presentations, look under Appearances and scroll down for Past Appearances; in recent years, I’ve been putting them in the chronological list here.

Interviews, media appearances, and lectures (the ones for which I have links)

2019

Dec 5  Podcast with Bill Nye: the secret to your diet

Nov 26 Radio interview with Brian Lehrer about the dairy industry.

Nov 2  Podcast with Alfredo Morabia, about the SNAP papers in the American Journal of Public Health

Oct 28  The Recommended Dose with Ray Moynihan (audio, Australia)

Oct 19  Video interview with Chris Hedges on RT about Unsavory Truth (filmed about a year ago).

Oct 17  Video of United Nations panel on World Food Day.  My presentation runs from about minute 48 to 53.

Oct 4  Tufts Conference on the 50th anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health.  My presentation is at 3.26.20.  On Vimeo, go to Panel 3: mine is from 17.10 to 23:15.

Sept 20 Video of my talk at the Oxford Food Symposium on July 12: “Power in the food system: Big Food vs. everyone else.”

Sept 6  Podcast with the Higherside on food politics

Aug 26  TVO (Canada) The Agenda on “can we trust nutrition science?”  The previewThe 26-minute segment.  The transcript.

Aug 7  Video of my lecture tour to Brazil, May 7-13

Aug 7  Video of my lecture on Unsavory Truth at the University of Rio de Janeiro, May 13

Aug 2  ABC Radio (Australia).  The politics of nutrition (Gerardo Otero is the other guest).  Full episode is here.

July 31  Video Conversation (in English, with Portuguese subtitles) with Aliança pela Alimentação Adequada e Saudável (Brazil)

July 13  Video of lecture to Oxford Food Symposium:  Power in the Food System: Big Food vs. Everyone Else

June 24 Rebroadcast of KALW’s Rose Aguilar’s interview about Unsavory Truth

June 10 Video interview at FAO’s Future of Food conference, Rome.  The interview is also on Facebook.

May 29  Christopher Gardner’s Nutrition Science video online course at Stanford: I’m interviewed in Module 1 (Nutrition Guidelines: Science and Politics).

May 25  Podcast interview with NYU President Andy Hamilton: transcript

Mar 26  Editora Elefante YouTube clip on Unsavory Truth, Portuguese translation

Mar 11  Interview with VegSource with Jeff Nelson about Unsavory Truth (audio with slides).

Mar 5  TVO (Canada) The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Battling bias in nutrition research.  Also on YouTube.  And in transcript.

Mar 4  Association for the Study of Food and Society, Member Spotlight.  Online interview.

Mar 1 Canadian Broadcasting Marketplace, arsenic in rice (YouTube).   Online articleTwo-minute video promo.

Feb 26  Interview with Laura Schmidt at UCSF’s Health Policy Center.  Food, nutrition, and politics.  UCTV

Feb 19  Food Politics 2019: “An Agenda for the Food Movement.” (Audio )

Feb 17 Cover story based on Unsavory Truth, San Francisco Chronicle: “The myth-making of food

Feb 12  UC Berkeley School of Journalism: Food Politics 2019: “Nutrition Science Under Siege.” 

Feb 7  Conversation with Laura Schmidt at UCSF, podcast: food, nutrition, and politics

Feb 12 UC Berkeley Journalism School Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era.” (Audio)

Feb 5  KQED San Francisco, Michael Krasny’s Forum on Unsavory Truth

Feb 2  Sarah Boseley reviews Unsavory Truth in The Lancet

Jan/Feb  Nutrition Action Healthletter: Peter Lurie’s editorial on Unsavory Truth

Jan 25  Interview with Holly Friend of LS:N Global, on Unsavory Truth

Jan 22  MPR Radio interview, obesity in America (Deborah Cohen is the other guest)

Jan 22  KPFK radio interview , Feminist Magazine with Lynn Harris Ballen about Unsavory Truth

Jan 21  Cookery by the Book, podcast with Suzy Chase about Unsavory Truth

Jan 16  Kara Goldin’s podcast on Unstoppable, Unsavory Truth

Jan 16  New Yorker: For the Love of Bread  on low-carb diets

Jan 16  Podcast with Kara Goldin, Unstoppable, about Unsavory Truth

Jan 11 Podcast interview with Knowledge@Wharton about the shutdown’s effect on FDA

Jan 6   Video of Unsavory Truth talk at Politics and Prose, DC

2018

Annual summary From NYU’s PR office: newspaper, magazine articles in which I am quoted

Dec 27 Podcast with Joshua Spodek on changing the food system

Dec 19  Podcast with Max Lugavere, The Genius Life Episode 39 (iTunes), on Unsavory Truth

Dec 17  Radio interview with Rose Aguilar, KALW San Francisco on Unsavory Truth

Dec 14  Video interview with Aliança pela Alimentação Adequada e Saudável (Brazil) on front-of-pack labels

Dec 13  Lecture on Unsavory Truth (video) at Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

Dec 13  Online interview at PLoS Blog about Unsavory Truth

Dec 12  Podcast with Wooden Teeth on Unsavory Truth

Dec 6  NYU Journalism Kavli Conversation on Science Communication with Paul Greenberg, moderated by Robert Lee Hotz

Dec 3  Interview (podcast) with Bhavani Jaroff of iEat Green on Unsavory Truth

Nov 30  Conor Purcell interview for Undark’s Five Questions

Nov 28  Podcast interview with Monica Eng on Unsavory Truth: Chewing episode 55

Nov 26  Lisa Held on Unsavory Truth, Edible Manhattan

Nov 19  Interview with Gabrielle Lipton, Landscape News, on Unsavory Truth

Nov 18  Video of interview with Dean Malcolm Clemens, Forum at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco (audio file).

Nov 17  Video of talk to Soul Food Forum, Menlo Park on Unsavory Truth.  The 60 second version.

Nov 15  Video of keynote at launch of UCSF Food Industry Documents Library (my talk is in Part I: 14:30)

Nov 12  Jennifer Bowden on Unsavory Truth in New Zealand’s The Listener.

Nov 12  Interview with Jesse Mulligan, Radio New Zealand, on Unsavory Truth

Nov 11 Podcast of interview with Tiffani Patton of Real Food, at San Francisco’s Ferry Building.  Read about this discussion of Unsavory Truth here, and here.

Nov 7  Podcast interview with The Potter Report on Unsavory Truth

Nov 7  A. Pawlowski.  What are superfoods?  The truth about blueberries, dark chocolate and pomegranate.  Today.

Nov 6  Interview with Paul Thacker about Unsavory Truth.  Tonic.

Nov 4  Lorin Fries.  Who decides what you eat?  (Hint: it’s not only you).  Forbes.

Oct 31 Review from New York Magazine’s The Cut

Oct 31 Review of Unsavory Truth by Natalia Murakhver

Oct 31  Interview with Julia Belluz in Vox

Oct 30  Excerpt from Unsavory Truth on Medium.com: “When Big Soda Started Stalking Me”

Oct 30  NPR radio interview with Brian Lehrer on Unsavory Truth

Oct 30  Interview with Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit Healthyish, on how we eat

Oct 29  RT America video interview on Boom Bust about Unsavory Truth.  Now on YouTube.

Oct 21  Sourcing matters, waste not, want not.  Podcast, episode 44.

Oct 18  Interview with Maggie Tauranac on Unsavory Truth, FoodPrint

Oct 16 Podcast with Danielle Nierenberg on Unsavory Truth and other matters

Oct 12 Vimeo introduction to Grand Dame Award, Les Dames d’Escoffier

Oct 3  Interview with Danielle Nierenberg at Food Tank Summit on food waste (video–segment starts at 2:08)

Sep 5  Podcast interview on Lunch Agenda  with Kirsten (Kiko) Bourne about teaching about food in schools.

Sep 5  Everyone eats: an interview with Marion Nestle (print)  Hélène Ducros for EuropeNow

Aug 29 Heirloom Meals radio on food memories, among other things

Aug 7  BYURadio (Utah) interview with Julie Rose about plant milks

July 13  Twitter interview with New Food Economy on lab-based meat

July 9  Interview with Rizio, Inter-Actions 2018;1(1):July-August.

July 5  Goldberg R.  Food Citizenship: Food System Advocates in an Era of Distrust.  Oxford University Press.  Chapter 1.  Health and Nutrition: Interview with Marion Nestle:1-13Video online

July 4  Interview with Paul Terry, American Journal of Health Promotion 2018, Vol. 32(6) 1329-1332

June   Interview about nutrition research with ERD Examine.com Research Digest 2018;44(2):13-15.

June 27  Anna Brones, portrait and interview

June 20  Washington Post Live Health 202 (video) panel with Mary Beth Albright and David Kessler

June 12  Vox video on Why Diets Fail.  For the full video, sign in to Netflix, search for “Explained,” and find this episode.

May 31  Marion Nestle looks back at 30 years of agitating for better food, by Lisa Held, Civil Eats.

May 10  How to make a career out of digging up facts.  Palatte.  Interview with Jenny Champion.

May 8  Boston University conference on public health in the Trump era.  My talk on food and nutrition policy begins at 2:24:25.

Apr 22  Podcast from the Connected Table on food politics

Apr 18  The Daily Show, interview with Desi Lydic on raw water

Mar 21 Lecture on food system politics to UC Berkeley’s Edible Education course

Mar 20   Q and A with Brian Rinker, Berkeley Wellness Letter, “Can our food system be fixed?”

Mar 19  Conversation with Alice Waters at Berkeley’s International House, moderated by Kris Madson (starts at about 8 min)

March 16  Q and A: Can our food system be fixed?  Berkeley Wellness

Mar 11  Nobel Prize Dialogue Panels, Tokyo, Video.  Stream 2

Feb 21  Notah Begay III (NBIII) Foundation Healthy Beverage Summit: keynote (slides)

Feb 12 Finnish Public Radio interview about Unsavory Truth (Google Translate, English)

Feb 2  Connect with Top Public Health Professors on Twitter

Jan 31 Profile in New Scientist: The Unpalatable Truth about Your Favorite Foods

Jan 18 Short video summary of Voedingscentrum conference in The Hague (in Dutch)

Jan 13  Interview with BioNieuws on food marketing to children (in Dutch)

Jan 3  NBC News, THINK (video) How food companies are influencing the science of what we eat

2017

Dec  News clips with quotations, summary from NYU’s PR office

Dec   Interview with Cristel Zoebisch, Food Starters

Dec 4  Food Loves Tech panel on new technologies in food (video).

Nov 17: Interview, Navnet skjemmer, Helga (Norway): page 23page 24

Oct 31  Interview with Kristen Harper on Soda Politics, Voice of America

Oct 15 Interview with Jenna Liut on Heritage Radio about fad diets

Oct 9  Chewing, podcast on soda taxes

Oct 4  Interview with KCSB radio, Santa Barbara, on Nestlé’s marketing in Brazil

Sep 28  Nestlé Nutrition Symposium lecture: Nutrition advocacy in action: the politics of sugar vs. fat

Sep 26  Seminar to the World Health Organization nutrition section on Buying Nutrition Science (WebEx).

Aug 3  To Your Health radio with Dr. David Friedman

July 30  Here’s How I Think This Works, Podcast on food

July 18   Adam Ruins Everything (video).  Watch the wrist bit.

July  Interview with American Society for Nutrition newsletter

June 18   Brief video clip from interview with Poder del Consumidor

June 7  BevNet.com report on lecture at Harvard conference on school food

Spring  Alumni profile: Marion Nestle, Food Maven.  MCB [Molecular and Cell Biology] Transcript, Spring 2017:5.

Mar 29  Keynote, 2017 Art & Science of Health Promotion conference, Colorado Springs.  Download Video  Download MP3

Mar 21  U.C. Berkeley Graduate Arts and Sciences Barbara Weinstock Memorial lecture on the Morals of Trade: 21st Century Food Movement (71 minutes) Video, Interview, and Audio are also online.

Mar 5 Exploring Mind and Body, podcast on food politics

Mar 1  Print interview: Stacking the deck: How industry funding can influence science and create confusion.  Nutrition Action Healthletter:3-5.

Feb 28  Public Health Institute, Cuernavaca: lecture on research policies (video–requires ARF, WebEx)

Feb 27  Public Health Institute, Cuernavaca: lecture on conflicts of interest (video–requires ARF , WebEx)

Feb 24  Public Health Institute, Cuernavaca: lecture on policies to improve diets (video–requires ARF , WebEx)

Feb 23  Public Health Institute, Cuernavaca: lecture on policies to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages (video–requires ARF , WebEx)

Feb 1  Podcast with The Politics Guys on food and health

Jan 18 Talk (“BetaZone”) at World Economic Forum, Davos

Jan 6  Slate podcast on peanuts

2016

Summary: quotations in media, 2016 (thanks to NYU’s PR office)

Dec 31 Podcast: big soda, big obesity.  Reinventing the supermarket.

Dec 9  Interview: Professorn som tar fighten med livsmedelsjättarna: ”Jag behöver inte vara rädd om min karriär,” Veckans Affärer (Stockholm)

Dec 9  Video: Nobel Week Dialogue (my part begins at 1:57 and continues for 8 minutes)  Or go right to it here on YouTube.

Nov 22 Video: The way we think about sugar is going to change.  HowStuffWorks (my part is audio)

Nov 9  Interview on Heritage radio on food politics

Nov 5  Dishing Up Nutrition podcast on soda politics

Oct 26  CCTV interview with Karina Huber on soda issues (also on YouTube)

Oct 10  Interview with Russia’s Channel 1 in a documentary about food (in Russian).  My appearance is from 3:15 to 4:43.

Oct 3   ABC Classic FM with Margaret Throsby (Australia)

Sept 26 Heritage Radio with Katy Keiffer on sugar-funded research

Sept 26 WBUR radio On Point on sugar-funded research

Sept 17  CBS News (TV) on sugar-funded research (my clip is at ~1.35)

Sept 14  NPR To the Point on sugar-funded research

Sept 14 Brian Lehrer NPR radio on sugar-funded research

Sept 13 Global News Canada on sugar-funded research

Sept 13 NPR on sugar-funded research

Sept 13  PBS News Hour TV on sugar-funded research

Sept 12  Interview with Radio Sputnik Moscow on sugar-funded research

Sept 8  Podcast interview with Slow Food’s Richard McCarthy (one hour)

August 12  Audio interview with Anna Lappé, Real Food Media

August 5  ABC One TV interview, trailer.  The 28-minute interview.

August 3  KCRW Morning Edition on GMO labeling

July 22  The Reading List: Marion Nestle: A feast of books

July 7  Morning Wave in Busan (South Korea) radio, on school meals

July 5  Barth B.  Food, farming and the 2016 election: a conversation with Marion Nestle.  Modern Farmer

June 22  CBC Radio ONE on fat and sugar (also available on livestream)

June 20  Lecture on Soda Politics, Mann Library, Cornell

June 20  Interview in Haaretz—-in Hebrew.  Here is an English translation (thanks to Hemi Weingarten).   Photos.

May 25  The 21st show on the FDA’s new food label (radio)

May 18  CBS News on the National Academies’ GMO report

May 17  Nutrition Wonk (Tufts) podcast on Soda Politics

April 27  Lecture at Cornell’s Mann Library, on Soda Politics (video)

April 14  Opinion piece in Reforma.com on Soda Politics (in Spanish).

April 14 Article in La Jornada about my lecture in Mexico City on Soda Politics (in Spanish)

April 12  ABC TV Lateline on the Australian Paradox, with Emma Alberici (transcript)

April 7    Lecture on Soda Politics at Hofstra University (podcast)

March 24 BYU radio Matt Townsend show, on Soda Politics

March 21  WOUB Digital SoundCloud, interview on food politics

March 10 ABC 7:30, TV interview with Sarah Whyte on Coca-Cola’s funding of research: Sweet Talk

March 3  Podcast with Radio UF ~ Utrikespolitiska föreningen i Uppsala 

March 3  Julia Belluz, Vox, on my collection of industry-funded studies

March 2 ABC-FM interview with Margaret Throsby, Classic FM, on Soda Politics

March 1 Lecture to Sydney Ideas: Soda Politics: Lessons from the Food Movement, U. Sydney

March 1 ABC News radio and print interview with David Taylor, on Soda Politics

Feb 29  Interview (online) with ABC Sydney on Soda Politics

Feb 27  “At Lunch With” column in the Sydney Morning Herald: “the powerful foodie”

Feb 24  Podcast of lecture on Soda Politics at the University of Melbourne

Feb 22 Lecture at symposium at Deakin University, Melbourne (this is an mp4 file requiring a lengthy download)

Feb 19 Radio interview with Mark Colvin, ABC News (Sydney) on Soda Politics

Feb 19 Podcast interview with Colvinius, ABC News (Sydney) on Soda Politics

Feb 19 Interview with Gesunde Stadt magazine, Früling 2016 (in German)

Feb 18  BTR Media podcast (my interview on Soda Politics is at 13.01)

Feb 7  Wisconsin Public Radio interview on Soda Politics

Feb 1  Interview (online) with Chris Radicz of the American Society for Nutrition on Soda Politics

Jan 31  Interview (online) with Peter Hess, Science Line

Jan 29  Interview with BreakThroughRadio’s Rebecca Chodorkoff on Soda Politics

Jan 27  Gastropodcast on calories

Jan 20 Interview with Suzi Phillips, U. Auckland on Soda Politics

Jan 14  Interview with University of Auckland, School of Population Health

Jan 14 Podcast with Autumn Smith and Chas Smith of Paleo Valley on food politics

Jan 11 Podcast of interview with Wharton radio on Chipotle’s problems

Jan 7  CBS News TV interview on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, and print and radio interviews on the Guidelines with NBC NewsWashington PostUSA TodayTIME magazinePolitico,  NY Daily NewsVoxMedPage TodayChristian Science Monitor 

2015

Dec 22  Hunter College Food Policy Breakfast Series (part 1), lecture on Soda Politics.  Part 2 and Part 3.

Dec 19 Business Insider, 7 ways the soda industry follows the tobacco industry playbook to the letter

Dec 17  Interview with Diet Detective, Food Policy Guru

Dec 16  Podcast with Steve Mirsky of Scientific American on Soda Politics

Dec 14 Lecture to CUNY Food Policy Center on Soda Politics

Dec 5  KCRW radio, Evan Kleiman’s Good Food on Soda Politics

Dec 3 Tess Sohngen’s video based on Soda Politics lecture at Miami University, Ohio

Dec 1  Supermarket News’ Disruptors 2015, Shaking up the business world 

Dec 1  KALW radio San Francisco interview (one hour) on Soda Politics 

Nov 23 Soda Politics podcast, New America NYC

Nov 20 Interview with KUOW radio, Seattle, on GMO salmon (my segment starts at 34.20)

Nov 16  Video blurb for the Edible magazines

Nov 13  Interview with Charlotte station WFAE on Krispy Kreme Challenge at the U of North Carolina

Nov 11 Interview with Reserve Editorial Team, In the Kitchen, on Soda Politics

Nov 10 Berkeley Food Institute Soda Politics launch

Nov 6  Audio recording of Q and A talk at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, with Dr. Alice Huan-mei Chen, on Soda Politics

Nov 2  Video from McDougall’s Advanced Study Weekend, on Eat, Drink, Vote

Nov 1  The New Republic’s  Corby Kummer writes about our visit to World of Coca-Cola

Nov 1  Interview Q & A in Nutrition Action Healthletter, November 2015:1-5

Oct 28  The Seattle Times on Soda Politics

Oct 27  Interview in the Boston Globe on sugars

Oct 27  The Salt on Soda Politics

Oct 27 San Antonio Public Radio on Soda Politics

Oct 27 On Point radio on meat and cancer risk

Oct 20  Video of presentation to New York Times Food for Tomorrow Conference on soda taxes

Oct 19  Article in Veille Action pour de Saines Habitudes de Vie (in French)

Oct 19  Interview with Lingyi Hou for NYU’s Washington Square News

Oct 15  KUT News radio, interview with Tom Philpott about Soda Politics

Oct 14 Time magazine: Should you count calories?

Oct 14 Diane Rehm show, WAMU Radio, Twitter Q&A, on healthy food systems

Oct 12  Ask the experts: 2015’s best and worst foodie cities for your wallet

Oct 9 The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio, on Soda Politics

Oct 9 Interview Q & A with Nancy Huehnergarth on Huffington Post about Soda Politics

Oct 8 The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU Radio, Washington DC, on Soda Politics

Oct 8  Interview Q & A with Andy Bellatti at Civil Eats, about Soda Politics

Oct 7  MP3 interview with Carl Lenoe on Super Human Radio, about Soda Politics

Oct 6  CSPAN Book TV recording of book event for Soda Politics

Oct 6  Interview with Dr. Mercola about Soda Politics

Oct 5  Interview with Roberto Ferdman in the Washington Post about Soda Politics 

Oct 5  Foodline radio interview about Soda Politics

Oct 4  Interview with Johnny Adamic of the Daily Beast about Soda Politics

Oct 2  Interview with Jamie Ducharme of Boston Magazine online about Soda Politics

Sept 28  Interview with Dr. Mercola on Soda Politics.  Condensed version.  Full version.

Sept 27  James Hamblin in The Atlantic on panel discussion on sugar at NYU

Sept 25  Interview with Julia Belluz, Vox, on Soda Politics

Sept 24  Interview with Kiera Butler, Mother Jones blog, on Coca-Cola’s transparency initiative

Sept 21  Interview with Katy Kieffer, Heritage Radio, on Soda Politics

Sept 11  Organic Life:  Marion Nestle’s favorite organic books

Sept 10  Interview with Natural Path on Soda Politics

Sept 4  Meat industry has always opposed and influenced dietary guidelines in US.  Down to Earth.

Sept 4   Interview with Patrick Mustain in Scientific American on Big Soda’s co-opting of US mayors

Aug 25  Interview with National Radio, New Zealand on industry funding of research

Aug 17  Interview with Brian Lehrer (WNYC radio) on Coca-Cola’s funding of scientists.

Aug 11 CNN Money interview with Christina Alesci on added sugars

Aug 7  Interview with Washington Post about this blog’s discussion of conflicts of interest in research.

July 17 Brief comment in CBS News (video) story on craft sodas

July 13 Interview for Ananke Magazine with Lovely Claire Dangalan, on career

July  Carter J. Interview with Marion Nestle.  In: Food for Thought: Feeding the People, Protecting the Planet. Aspenia [Aspen Institute Italia] 2015;67:101-105.

July  Carter J. Intervista a Marion Nestle.  Come cambiano le politiche alimentary.  In: Fame Zero: Rinascimento agricolo.  Aspenia [Revista di Aspen Institute Italia] 2015;69:198-202.

June 16 Goals of large food companies, talk at McDougall’s Advanced Study Weekend (video)

June 16  Interview with John McDougall, on popularity of low-carb diets (video)

June 15 Podcast, Exploring Mind and Body, with Drew Taddia, on food politics

May 18 Podcast with Katy Kieffer, Heritage Radio, on the Milan Food Expo

May 11 Podcast (audio) with Lindsay Beyerstein, Point of Inquiry, on calories–clearing up the confusion.

May 7  Video clip of Q and A from lecture at Cattolica University, Piacenza, Italy.

April 28  Brian Lehrer on Chipotle’s non-GMO policy: perception over science?  WNYC

April 22 The Connected Table LIVE on iHeart.com with Melanie Young (podcast)

April 11  Radio Islam on From Farm to Fork.

April 8  Brian Lehrer show on Food Babe v. Science Babe, WNYC

April 1  Grand Rounds at Columbia‘s Mailman School of Public Health

March 31 Online interview with Columbia University’s Mailman FPOP student group

March 30  Washington Post America Answers conference panel on why we eat the way we do (video)

March 25  Airtalk KPCC radio on the Heinz-Kraft merger

March 24 Video interview on Brazil’s dietary guidelines

March 13  Video interview (9 minutes of excerpts) from McDougall’s Advanced Study Weekend

March 13  OZY video on the soda tax in Mexico

March 5  OZY video on additives in our food

March 2  KCBS radio, In Depth.  Food, Our Diet, and Politics (scroll down to March 2)

February 25   Voting with our forks: an (online) interview with Marion Nestle. Kaiser Permanente Food for Health

February 23  Interview (online) with Julia Belluz, Marion Nestle on what really influences eating, Voz

February 14 Podcast interview: At the Table with Clark Wolf and Marcy Smothers

February 10 Video of Knight lecture at UC Berkeley: Food Politics in the Age of Health Care Reform

January 30  Video interview for Cornell’s Philosophy 2411 Ethics of Eating  course, with professor Andrew Chignell (41 minutes)

January 13 Video Interview with Luis Quevedo NTN24 (in Spanish)

January 7  Interview: Marion Nestle y food politics.  El Piscolabas

2014 

December 2  Radio interview with Evan Kleiman on menu labeling (scroll down)

December 1  Interview with Katy Kieffer, Heritage Radio, about menu labeling and other matters.

November 21  Interview with Yvette Cabrera of Heritage Radio about Berkeley’s soda tax win.

November 11  New York Times Food for Tomorrow conference, panel on healthy eating with Michael Moss, Kristy Del Coro, and Julie Mennella (video).

November 9  CSPAN2 BookTV interview about Food Politics

November 7  Interview with Sara Gandolfi of Sette, A volte serve una legge per controllare le calorie.

October 31  The Sweet Truth–A Dialogue with Corby Kummer.  Video from the James Beard Foundation’s food conference.

October 28  Lecture on Eat, Drink, Vote at FoodSHIFT, St. John’s Medical Center, Jackson Hole

October 10  To the Point, KCRW radio:Big Soda pours in Big Money to Stop Tax on Sugary Drinks.

October 9  Entrevista con Carlos Puig, En15 TV, on Mexico’s soda tax (in Spanish).

September 30  Radio interview with Rashi Mangalick – KFAI Radio on food politics.

September 24 Diane Rehm show (radio) on soda industry announcements.

September 18  Interview on NBC New York’s Better Get Boquero (video) about retailers’ failures in food inspection.

August 21  Science Forward, The Challenge of Food.  This CUNY teaching video is also on YouTube, and comes with resources for classes.

August 19  KQED radio on the Petaluma slaughterhouse indictments, Forum with Michael Krasny

August 15  On Point radio with Tom Ashbrook, on fast casual/healthy restaurants

August 5  Online interview with Sharona Weiss on food advocacy.

July 24  Online interview with Dr. Henry Black on “Gluten-Free: Mania or Medical Necessity?  MedScape

July 22  The James Beard Foundation has just released its Leadership Award video (my award was last fall).

June 10  Radio interview with Marketplace on the fight over white potatoes in WIC

May 31  Video: appearance with Melissa Harris Perry on MSNBC on Michelle Obama’s school lunch problems.

May 29 Video: appearance with Chris Hayes on MSNBC on school lunch problems.

April 28  Podcast with Charles Margulis of the Center for Environmental Health on GMO labels.

April 14  New Hampshire Public Radio interview on vitamin D

April 7  Heritage Radio interview with Katy Keiffer on FDA’s problems with GRAS status for food additives.

March 26  Radio interview with BBC on the fat tax

March 13  REAL Food Innovator Awards presentation video (scroll down)

March 13   Food Bites with Edible Charlotte (online print interview)

March 12  HeritageRadio on the food label

March  Interview with Alex Jamieson about nutrition education on the 20th anniversary of SuperSize Me!.

February 27  Radio interview with KCRW on the new food label.

February 26  TV interview ABC Eyewitness News on the new food label.

February 26  Radio interview with Brian Lehrer on the new food label.

February 26  CBS TV interview about bagged salads.

February 25  Prevention Magazine’s 11 Founding Foodies

February 20  CSPAN video of panel discussion about Nick Freudenberg’s book, Lethal but Legal.

February 21  Interview (print) with Endocrinology about the Brazilian dietary guidelines.

February 17 Radio interview (and transcript) with Lynne Rossetto Kaspar’s Splendid Table on the farm bill.

February 13  Podcast and transcription of interview with REAL (Responsible Eating And Living)

February 12 Interview with Swiss Public Radio on functional foods

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February 12  Radio interview with The TakeAway on school food.

February 12  Heritage Radio on the farm bill

January 22  Interview with Isabela Sattamini for the World Public Health NutritioInterview with Swiss Public Radion Association online journal.

January 20  On Heritage Radio talking to Katy Keiffer about dietary supplements.

 

2013: for media about Eat, Drink, Vote, click here.

December 20  WNYC interview with Leonard Lopate on Food Friday.

December 16 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio interview with Jill Eisen.  Stuffed Part 2.

December 13  Video: The internationalization of the obesity epidemic (Cornell festschrift for Per Pinstrup-Anderson).

December 12  Interview with Brian Lehrer on Mayor Bloomberg’s public health legacy.

December 10  Interview (TV) with Dr. Oz on chicken from China.

December 9  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio interview with Jill Eisen, Stuffed Part 1.

December 7  CSPAN interview with Pedro Echevarria on genetically modified food labeling (45 minutes).

November 8  Radio interview with Brian Lehrer on FDA’s removal of GRAS status from trans fat.

November 1  Interview with Aaron Task on Yahoo (video): the food stamp cuts

October 25  Huffington Post on James Beard Leadership Award.

October 24  NYU Steinhardt News on the James Beard award.

October 22  Remarks (video) at James Beard food conference (scroll down to #6)

September 26  Franklin & Marshall Common Hour lecture, video

September 24  Podcast with SeaChange on empathy.

August 31  Podcast interview with Meghan Telpner.  Also, blog interview (undated).

July 18  Interview with Heritage Radio about the NYC Mayoral Candidate’s Forum

July 17  Livestream of NYC Mayoral Candidate’s Forum, which I moderated.

June 20  Interview for the Village Voice with Eve Turow on my history with food studies.

June 19  “Evolutionaries” interview with Heritage Radio.

June 17  Video interview with James Andrews of Food Safety News.

June 4   Podcast interview with REAL (Responsible Eating and Living) on the tenth anniversary edition of Food Politics.

June 2    Interview with Revista Foodie, Uruguay (in Spanish): “Marion Nestle: Activista Foodie” (there’s a video that goes with it).

May 12  Interview on Heritage Radio with Katy Keiffer on the tenth anniversary of Food Politics.

May 10 Interview on WRVO radio with Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen on food labels.

May 4   Report on the Food Book Fair panel discussion of food companies’ role in food systems.

May    Marion Nestle: Food is a political issue.  World Nutrition 2013;4(5).

April 28  Interview with Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC about GMOs.  And here’s the second section.

April 8 Interview with Robin Davis of The Columbus Dispatch about food politics.

March 28  Video interview with Lathe Poland for the documentary Carb-Loaded.

March 28 Interview with Nevada Public Radio on whether food stamps should only pay for “good” food.

February 26  Interview with KPCC on the horsemeat scandal.

February 8  Interview with Mauro Rosati of L’Unità on obesità infantile.

February 7 TV Interview with Aaron Task, Yahoo Finance, with Peter Pringle on A Place at the Table (hunger in America)

January 28  NPR interview with Dan Charles about Derek Yach and PepsiCo

January 26  Mrs. Green’s World with Kelly King

January 16  Interview with BeverageDaily.com on Coca-Cola’s “anti-obesity” ads.

January 14 Online interview with Lauroly on World Wise Beauty

January 14  Video interview with Meghan Telpner‘s Making Love in the Kitchen

January 10  Video interview on Star Talk, co-hosts Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman, with Anthony Bourdain, about the science of cooking (sort of).

2012

December 16  Interview with Katy Keiffer on Heritage Radio, with Cristin Couzens, on sugar.

November 25  Interview with Lynne Rossetto Kaspar at the Splendid Table on the farm bill

November 24  Interview with Rena Nagarajan in the Times of India: “Give them food, not nutrient-packed pills.”

November 17 Interview with Maggie Fox of NBC News on the demise of Twinkies.

November 13 Video interview with NewsHouse at Syracuse University (6.40 minutes).

October 12  Interview with Childhood Obesity (21012;8:421-422) on Kids Don’t Need Kids’ Foood.

September undated  Podcast interview with Trevor Jackson of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on corporate influences on obesity.

September 10  New York Times blog debate on whether organics are worth it.

September 7 Radio interview with Brian Lehrer on whether organics are worth it.

August 9 Radio interview with Patt Morrison, KPCC, on Diet Coke’s 30th birthday.

August 6  Interview with Alexandra Zissu on Abesmarket.com about the meaning of “natural.”

June 28  Interview on Food Sleuth radio with Melinda Hemmelgarn, KOPN.  Also on Public Radio Exchange and on iTunes.

June 22  Review in the Daily Meal of my speech on the farm bill.

June 20  CBS TV interview on pizza companies objections to menu labeling

June 20 BBC TV interview on the people who made us fat (I’m in there someplace)

June 20  Interview on Huffington Post with Danielle Nierenberg based on an interview in a book produced by Barilla. There may be some audio with this too.

July 18 Presentation on SNAP at capitol hill briefing (video)

June 14  Video interview with Aaron Task on Yahoo about who profits from food stamps.

June 6 NPR All Things Considered on Disney’s announcement on kids’ marketing.

June 4 Brownfield Ag News interview with Tom Steever on FDA’s decision not to allow HFCS to be called corn sugar

June 1  Heritage radio clips on obesity.

May 23 Radio interview with Leonard Lopate WNYC, with Peter Kaminsky

May 21 Print interview with Revital Federbush for an Israeli women’s magazine, mostly about dairy foods I’m told (it’s in Hebrew, which I cannot read, alas).

May 8  Interview with Eliot Spitzer on Viewpoint

April 15 Interview with Katy Kieffer on Heritage Radio’s Straight–No Chaser.

April 14 Interview with SunnySideUp radio, Lexington, KY.

April 13  Interview with CBS News online: 10 myths about calories, busted.

April 11  Interview with Dr. Joe Schwarcz in Montreal (podcast)

April 11  Interview about Why Calories Count on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis on Heritage Radio

April 5  Interview Q and A for the NYU/Steinhardt website.

March 21  Radio interview with KPCC ‘s Patt Morrison on Sugar v. Corn Refiners

March 9  Audio interview with Ben Greenfield on food politics.

February 21  Interview with Cornell Chronicle about calorie talk.

February 1: Interview with the Boston Globe on the farm bill.

January 16: Interview with Louisa Kasden, Boston Phoenix Stuff Magazine, on my upcoming talk on the farm bill at the Boston Museum of Science.

January 5: NPR interview with Joy Wang on cleaning out your kitchen.

January 2012:  Interview with Juliann Schaffer in Today’s Dietitian.

2011
November 11   Splendid Table with Lynn Rossetto Kaspar, radio interview on the farm bill (starts at minute 7:05)

October 28  Panel discussion at Grand Central Station on the occasion of Consumer Reports’ 75th birthday (with Urvashi Rangan, Willie Neuman, and Bill Marler).

October 15  Radio interview with KCRW’s Even Kleiman on corn sugar.

October 2  Radio interview with Patrick Martins and Katy Kieffer on food politics,  Heritage Radio, the Main Course

September 22  Interview in the Lethbridge Herald (Alberta, Canada) on lecture at the University of Lethbridge

September 19  Interview with NourishLife about food politics

September 13 My politics of food lecture to UC Berkeley’s Edible Education 101 course is available in video online.

September 1  KCRW Warren Olney on “blah chicken, bland tomatoes (Barry Estabrook), and the food revolution (me).

Fall    Interview with Sarah Eva Kamenetz, dining editor, Washington Square News, the Food Issue.  My interview is on page 25.

August 28 Radio interview with Radio Health Journal on health claims.

August 25 Entrevista con Flor Codagnone in Cukmi (Argentina), in Spanish.

August 20   Reviews of Food Politics and What to Eat at Weekend Eating Reading with Eat with Joy

August 5 Interview with David Freeman of CBS News on a study of the high cost of produce.

August 2  Interview with Consumer Reports about McDonald’s Happy Meals makeover

August   Qualigeo-EU, first issue. My interview about food safety begins on page 70.

July 19    Radio interview with Ed Dodge’s Joy’s of Healthy Living on food politics

July 19 Video interview with Independent Sources on marketing to kids.

July 6  CNN Eatocracy video on eating on the subway

June 20  Interview with Jennifer Abbasi of EverydayHealth: “Delicious propaganda: 12 fascinating food posters.”

June 11 Interview with Evan Kleiman, Good Food radio, on food guides and the new food plate (scroll down to find it).

June 8 Radio interview with Steve Boss on KRUU Great Taste on MyPlate, the German E. coli outbreak, and other issues.

June 3 Video interview with the irreverent Mo Rocca of CBS about the USDA’s new food plate.

June 2 Interview with Scientific American about the new USDA food icon

May 31  How healthy is vegetarianism?  The Big Think.

May 31  Vegetarianism vs. carnivorous diets.  The Big Think.

April 7  Interview with Modeled Behavior about food dyes

April 6 Radio interview with Caryn Hartglass on It’s All About Food

March 28  Time Magazine’s “140 Best Twitter Feeds” includes @marionnestle

March 28  Interview with Michael Moss on school food in Philadelphia.  I’m in the video.

March  NYU Alumni Magazine about the Fales food studies book collection

March 9  ABC Nightline on Heart Attack Grill

March 2  Melanie Warner BNet on my post about HFCS

March  Michael Moss’s Food Fight video

February 8 The editor of Scientific American, Mariette DiChristina, interviews me for a Google Science Fair project that I’m judging next summer.

February 1  Unexpected appearance on Colbert, about Walmart’s food initiatives (via ABC News clip)

January 20 NPR interview with Robert Siegel on All Things Considered about the Walmart announcement

January 20  ABC News interview about the Walmart announcement

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2001 to 2005

1993

Brief clip from interview with David Rosengarten and Donna Hanover on the TV Food Network

Controversies

The Amazon.com Debate:

The Threatened Lawsuit from the Sugar Association of America:

The Consumer-Choice Debate

Nov 25 2008

Publications

This page lists books and articles. Books start under the first photo, and articles under the second.

Witt Program on Activism, DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx NY, 12-8-09

BOOKS: For more information on books, click here

  • 2018: Nestle M.  UNSAVORY TRUTH: HOW FOOD COMPANIES SKEW THE SCIENCE OF WHAT WE EAT, Basic Books.  Portuguese (Brazil) edition, 2019.
  • 2015: Nestle M.  SODA POLITICS: TAKING ON BIG SODA (AND WINNING), Oxford University Press.  Paperback, 2017.
  • 2013: Nestle M.  EAT, DRINK, VOTE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO FOOD POLITICSRodale Books.
  • 2012: Nestle M, Nesheim M. WHY CALORIES COUNT: FROM SCIENCE TO POLITICS, University of California Press.  Paperback, 2013.
  • 2010: Nestle M, Nesheim MC. FEED YOUR PET RIGHT, Free Press/Simon & Schuster.
  • 2008: Nestle M. PET FOOD POLITICS: THE CHIHUAHUA IN THE COAL MINE, University of California Press. Paperback, 2010.
  • 2006: Nestle M. WHAT TO EAT, North Point Press/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Paperback, 2007. Hebrew (Israel) edition, 2007.
  • 2003: Nestle M. SAFE FOOD: BACTERIA, BIOTECHNOLOGY, AND BIOTERRORISM, University of California Press.  Paperback 2004; Chinese edition 2004, Japanese edition 2009. Revised and expanded edition retitled SAFE FOOD: THE POLITICS OF FOOD SAFETY, 2010.   
  • 2002: Nestle M. FOOD POLITICS: HOW THE FOOD INDUSTRY INFLUENCES NUTRITION AND HEALTH, University of California Press. Paperback 2003; Revised and expanded edition 2007; Chinese edition, 2004; Japanese edition, 2005; 10th Anniversary Edition with a Foreword by Michael Pollan2013.
  • 1985: Nestle M. NUTRITION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE. Greenbrae CA: Jones Medical Publications. Asian edition, 1986. Greek edition, 1987.

Edited Books

Dr. Nestle at FAO 082

ARTICLES (SELECTED): For the most part, these are columns, professional articles, book chapters, letters, and book reviews for which links or pdf’s are available (or will be when I get time to find or create them). Additional publications are listed in the c.v. link in the About page.

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2002 – 2005

  • Nestle M. Preventing childhood diabetes: The need for public health intervention (editorial). American Journal of Public Health 2005;95:1497-1499.
  • Nestle M. Increasing portion sizes in American diets: more calories, more obesity (commentary). Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2003;103:39-40.
  • Berg J, Nestle M, Bentley A. Food studies. In: Katz SH, Weaver WW, eds. The Scribner Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Vol 2. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003:16-18.

  • Nestle M. The ironic politics of obesity (editorial). Science 2003:299:781.

  • Nestle M. Not good enough to eat (commentary). New Scientist 2003;177 (February 22):25.

  • Nestle M. Hearty Fare? Review of Faergeman, O. Coronary Heart Disease: Genes, Drugs, and the Agricultural Connection. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2003. Nature 2003;425:902.
  • Nestle M. Thinking about food (letter). Wilson Quarterly Autumn 2003 [27(4)]:4.

  • Young LR, Nestle M. The contribution of expanding Portion Sizes to the U.S. obesity epidemic. American Journal of Public Health 2002;92:246-249.
  • Mahabir S, Coit D, Liebes L, Brady MS, Lewis JJ, Roush G, Nestle M, Fay D, Berwick M. Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of dietary supplementation of a-tocopherol on mutagen sensitivity levels in melanoma patients: a pilot trial. Melanoma Research 2002;12:83-90.
  • Byers T, Nestle M, McTeirnan A, Doyle C, Currie-Williams A, Gansler T, Thun M, and the American Cancer Society 2001 Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee. American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention: Reducing the Risk of Cancer with Healthy Food Choices and Physical Activity. CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians 2002;52:92-119.
  • Fried EJ, Nestle M. The growing political movement against soft drinks in schools (commentary). Journal of the American Medical Association 2002;288:2181.

2001

  • Nestle M. Genetically engineered “golden” rice unlike to overcome vitamin A deficiency (letter). Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2001;101:289-290.
  • Nestle M. Nutrition and women’s health: the politics of dietary advice [editorial]. Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association 2001;56:42-43.

  • Kumanyika SK, Morssink CB, Nestle M. Minority women and advocacy for women’s health. American Journal of Public Health 2001;91:1383-1388.

  • Nestle M. Food company sponsorship of nutrition research and professional activities: A conflict of interest? Public Health Nutrition 2001;4:1015-1022.
  • Nestle M. Review of: Bendich A, Deckelbaum RJ, eds. Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition (Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2001). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2001;74:704.

2000

1999

  • Nestle M. Hunger in America: A Matter of Policy. Social Research 1999;66(1): 257-282.
  • Nestle M. Commentary [dietary guidelines]. Food Policy 1999;24(2-3):307-310.
  • Nestle M. Meat or wheat for the next millennium? Plenary lecture: animal v. plant foods in human diets and health: is the historical record unequivocal? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 1999;58:211-218 (online here).
  • Nestle M. Heart disease’s decline (letter). New York Times, August 12, 1999:A18.
  • Nestle M. Dietary supplement advertising: a matter of politics, not science. Journal of Nutrition Education 1999;31:278-282.

1998

1987-1997

  • Nestle M.Broccoli sprouts as inducers of carcinogen-detoxifying enzyme systems: clinical, dietary, and policy implications [Commentary].Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 1997;94:11149-11151.

  • Nestle M.The role of chocolate in the American diet: nutritional perspectives.In: Szogyi A, ed.Chocolate, Food of the Gods.Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1997:111-124.
  • Nestle M.Epidemiologists’ Paradise.Junshi C, Campbell TC, Junyao L, Peto R.Diet, Life-style, and Mortality in China: A Study of the Characteristics of 65 Chinese Counties.NY: Oxford University Press, 1990 [book review].BioScience 1991;41:725-726.

  • Nestle M. National nutrition monitoring policy: the continuing need for legislative intervention. J Nutrition Education 1990;22:141-144.
  • Nestle M, Porter DV. Evolution of federal dietary guidance policy: from food adequacy to chronic disease prevention.Caduceus: A Museum Journal for the Health Sciences 1990;6(2):43-67.

  • McGinnis JM, Nestle M. The Surgeon General’s report on nutrition and health: policy implications and implementation strategies. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition1989;49:23-28.
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. The Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. Publ. No. (PHS) 88-50210. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988, 712 pages [Managing Editor]. Reprint: Prima Publishing, 1989. Reprint: Warner Books, 1989.

  • Nestle M. Promoting health and preventing disease: national nutrition objectives for 1990 and 2000. Food Technology 1988;42(2):103-107.
  • Nestle M, Lee PR, Baron, RB. Nutrition policy update.  In: Weininger J, Briggs GM, eds.  Nutrition Update, Vol 1.  New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1983:285-313.

1968-1972 Dissertation and Postdoctoral Papers

Nestle M, Sussman M.  The effect of cyclic-AMP on morphogenesis and enzyme accumulation in Dictyostelium discoideum.  Developmental Biology 1972;28:545-554.

Nestle M, Roberts WK.  An extracellular nuclease from Serratia marcescens. II. Specificity of the enzyme.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 1969;244:5219-5225.

Nestle M, Roberts WK.  An extracellular nuclease from Serratia marcescens. I.  Purification and some properties of the enzyme.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 1969;244:5213-5218.

Nestle M, Roberts WK.  Separation of ribonucleosides and ribonucleotides by a one-dimensional paper chromatographic system. Analytical Biochemistry 1968;22:349-351.