Two great interviews…
The politics of food— how Washington and big business affect what you eat.
Dr. Marion Nestle (no relation to the packaged goods giant) knows food. She knows what’s in it, where it comes from…and how power players are working behind the scenes to influence it, often at the expense of our health.
Kathleen chats with this food guru about the food industry and its wide-reaching power to not only dictate what’s available and affordable, but also its influence over government leaders through deep pockets and campaign funding. Dr. Nestle exposes unethical marketing practices, food lobbyists and government subsidies for the ingredients that make up most of the processed junk we eat. She reveals what every American needs to know about food—and how we as consumers can fight back.
What’s in that kibble, anyway? The underbelly of the pet food industry.
A renowned expert on human nutrition, Marion Nestle takes on the next frontier of food—what to feed our pets. She recently partnered with an animal nutrition expert to co-author her latest book, Feed Your Pet Right, a behind the scenes look at the pet food industry and how-to for pet owners when it comes to feeding our cats and dogs.
Nestle talks about where our pet food comes from, who regulates it, and what those cryptic labels and marketing claims really mean. She touches on various pet food diets, from raw to vegetarian, and exposes how pet food companies influence veterinarians to recommend their products (ahem, sounds like another industry we know). Always unbiased and completely honest, Nestle gives pet owners a complete roadmap to the best dietary choices for their four-legged family members.
Marion Nestle is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She is the author and co-author of several books including Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health and her latest, Feed Your Pet Right. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition. From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services. She has been a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee and Science Board, the USDA/DHHS Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and American Cancer Society committees that issue dietary guidelines for cancer prevention. Her blog is foodpolitics.com.