Marion Nestle: Unsavory Truth
Monday November 5: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Buy a copy of Unsavory Truth or a $5 gift card to attend. The event will be located in the Strand's 2nd floor Art Department, accessible via the stairs or elevator at 828 Broadway.
Is chocolate heart-healthy? Does yogurt prevent type 2 diabetes? Do pomegranates help cheat death? News accounts bombard us with such amazing claims, report them as science, and influence what we eat. Yet, as Marion Nestle explains, these studies are more about marketing than science; they are often paid for by companies that sell those foods. Whether it's a Coca-Cola-backed study hailing light exercise as a calorie neutralizer, or blueberry-sponsored investigators proclaiming that this fruit prevents erectile dysfunction, every corner of the food industry knows how to turn conflicted research into big profit. As Nestle argues, it's time to put public health first. Written with unmatched rigor and insight, Unsavory Truth reveals how the food industry manipulates nutrition science--and suggests what we can do about it.
Join us on the second floor as Marion shares and signs her book! Marion will be joined in conversation by The New York Times' Roni Caryn Rabin.