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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

Marion Nestle: Food Politics

Thursday Nov 8 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Join Marion Nestle, internationally known consumer activist, nutritionist, and award-winning author, as she discusses the increasingly alarming way food processing, marketing, and sales are politicized in the U.S.
 
Networking reception: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm
Members $10; nonmembers $15; VIP Reception $50; Drexel Students free with ID
 
Join Dr. Marion Nestle, internationally known consumer activist, nutritionist, and award-winning author, as she discusses the increasingly alarming way food processing, marketing, and sales are politicized in the U.S.  The food industry promotes a plethora of food products, yet having access to an overabundance of processed foods can lead to overeating and other health problems. Nestle will show us food politics in action and ask whether our current food system can be restructured in a way that is not harmful to humans and our planet.
 

Biography

Marion Nestle is the chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She has a doctorate in molecular biology and a master’s in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services. She also has been a member of advisory committees for the FDA and the USDA. Currently, Nestle is a member of the Science Board to the FDA. Her research focuses on analysis of the scientific, social, cultural, and economic factors that influence the development, implementation, and acceptance of federal dietary guidance policies.

Nestle is the author of Nutrition in Clinical Practice; Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism; Why Calories Count; Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine; What to Eat: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating; and Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Food and Nutrition.  


Bicentennial Series: New Questions for an Old Planet

For the past 200 years, Academy scientists have worked to solve many of nature’s great mysteries. As we enter our third century, we face new questions about how human behavior impacts the Earth and its natural systems. Expert panelists and distinguished speakers will explore these questions at our bicentennial series, “New Questions for an Old Planet.” We will inquire about climate change, energy, and population; food and public health; water; and green building, urban design, and the built environment. Join us this year to learn how you can make a difference!

The Academy’s Town Square Series runs through June 2013 and is open to the public. “New Questions for an Old Planet” is sponsored by the Academy and our partners at Drexel University.

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