Marion Nestle – What to Eat Personal Responsibility or Social Responsibility

October 3, 2009 – College of the Atlantic’s food conference Food for Thought, Time for Action: Sustainable food, farming and fisheries for the 21st century. Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, where she also teaches sociology, as well as a visiting professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She holds a PhD in molecular biology and a MPH in public health nutrition, both from UC Berkeley. Her research examines scientific, economic and social influences on food choice. Other books include the 2003 Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism and the 2008 Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine. Nestle writes the Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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