by Marion Nestle

Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics (publication date: September 3, 2013)

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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 26  ABC News ranks Eat, Drink, Vote among 2013’s Best Books to Get You Thinking About Food.

November 15 Comic Strip of the Day

November 3 Interview with Katy Kieffer on Heritage Radio

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 25  Blog post on the Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee

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

April 25 Five stars from MtBike40 (Spokane WA).