‘Marion Nestle’ Category

Patenting Seeds: Conference Lecturers Weigh In

Here are the first two responses we received to our query of the Nobel lecturers, regarding the matter of patenting seed life. Marion Nestle notes “I wrote about the patenting issue in my book, Safe Food, half of which is about genetically modified foods.” She also points to the film FOOD, INC., and the work […]

High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Is it or ISN’T it the same as other sweeteners, calorie for calorie?

In the midst of the public debate about high fructose corn syrup (a.k.a. hfcs, but soon to be rebranded as corn sugar), many researchers have offered evidence to support the claim that sugar is sugar. That is, eat five hundred calories worth of beet sugar, honey or hfcs, and you’re eating five hundred calories. Your […]

Nobel: A weeklong gastronomic preview to be offered in the MarketPlace

The mission: Create seven menu items, each of which somehow evokes the life or work of one of our seven Nobel Speakers. Offer them to diners in the MarketPlace the week before the Nobel Conference. (Check out the day’s menu offering s at the Dining Service website The creative team: Dining Service director Steve Kjellgren […]

Nestle with Helga Hellberg and Mark Mulcahy

Listen in on this Organic Conversation where Marion Nestle discusses Food Politics with Helge Helberg and Mark Hellberg on September 7, 2010.

Marion Nestle: Food Politics and Food Safety

In a recent blog post, Nestle responds to the question: A decent food safety system: will we ever get one?

“Push-pull” agriculture in Kenya links to Nobel discussions

Some news on the international ag production front. As background on the article, stem borer is obviously a kind of pest we are familiar with, but the Striga pest mentioned in the article is a parasitic weed with varied species that use their roots to steal nutrients from corn, sorghum, millet, and cowpeas (aka black-eyed […]

Pop Tarts: They are not just for breakfast anymore!

What do you think about Pop Tarts? Did you enjoy them as a kid? Do you crave them now as an adult? What do you think about a NYC store that is DEVOTED solely to Pop-Tarts?? Marion Nestle discusses the latest in food marketing with her blog today on you guessed it: Pop Tarts!

The Kathleen Show and Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is featured in the media often.  The Kathleen show is described at thekathleenshow.com as: Smart, funny, and down-to-earth, Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau delivers great information in an entertaining hour of radio. Kathleen is a mom, wife and former drug pusher (legally) turned critically acclaimed filmmaker. They feature some of the country’s most provocative thought leaders who […]

Nestle: Water and Sports Drinks

It’s summer and we are thirsty. Marion Nestle tackles the “8 glasses of water myth” and the value of sports drinks in her latest blog: http://www.foodpolitics.com/2010/07/food-matters-column-water-and-sports-drinks/

Nestle’s Perspective in New England Journal of Medicine

Nestle is an expert at synthesizing information around food in a manner that is readable, informative and enlightening. A recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine featured her Perspective on the subject of calorie labeling. (New England Journal of Medicine 2010;362:2343-2345). Nestle weighs in almost daily on her blog: www.foodpolitics.com She writes the […]