My lecture on childhood nutrition and food politics at the University of Georgia has been cancelled: Coronovirus.
What’s wrong with the US food system? Why is half the world starving while the other half battles obesity? Who decides our food issues, and why can’t we do better with labeling, safety, or school food? These are complex questions that are hard to answer in an engaging way for a broad audience. But everybody eats, and food politics affects us all.
Marion Nestle, whom Michael Pollan ranked as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama) in Forbes, has always used cartoons in her public presentations to communicate how politics—shaped by government, corporate marketing, economics, and geography—influences food choice. Cartoons do more than entertain; the best get right to the core of complicated concepts and powerfully convey what might otherwise take pages to explain.
In Eat, Drink, Vote, Nestle teams up with The Cartoonist Group syndicate to present more than 250 of her favorite cartoons on issues ranging from dietary advice to genetic engineering to childhood obesity. Using the cartoons as illustration and commentary, she engagingly summarizes some of today’s most pressing issues in food politics. While encouraging readers to vote with their forks for healthier diets, this book insists that it’s also necessary to vote with votes to make it easier for everyone to make healthier dietary choices.
Reviews, Interviews, Media
December 12 FoodQualityNews runs excerpts of Eat, Drink, Vote in giveaway contest
November 15 Comic Strip of the Day
October 31 11 reasons to laugh at GMOs
October 29 Post on Eco-Watch
October 26 Video interview with Maria Rodale
October 26 Rodale News: The 19 biggest food problems in America (cartoons and text)
October 19 Joel Riddell interview, San Francisco (scroll down to 12:30)
Octsober 16 Interview with Warren Rojas at Roll Call
October 14 Squib in Philadelphia Inquirer
October 4 Interview with Jocelyn Zuckerman on Civil Eats: Marion Nestle speaks out on the business of school food.
October 3 Podcast interview with Green Diva Meg
October 1 Interview with Maria Rodale on the Huffington Post
September 30 Interview with Maria Rodale on Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen
September 25 Review of Eat, Drink, Vote in the Chicago Tribune
September 17 WGBH Boston on Eat, Drink, Vote (it comes after the gun control discussion)
September 17 Nathanael Johnson in Grist on Eat, Drink, Vote
September 13 GoGreen radio interview about Eat, Drink, Vote
September 5 Interview with Jocelyn Zuckerman, OnEarth Magazine, on Eat, Drink, Vote
September 4 Heritage radio interview with Mitchell Davis about Eat, Drink, Vote
August 31 Review in the San Francisco Chronicle
August 14 Interview with Kerry Trueman on Amazon.com
April 25 Five stars from MtBike40 (Spokane WA).