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The Politics of Meat and Dairy With Marion Nestle

In this episode, I speak with Marion Nestle.

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About Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she retired in September 2017.  She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.

From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle food section. She blogs daily (almost) at

Her current book project deals with food industry funding of nutrition research and practice.  Tentatively titled Buying Nutrition Science: How Food Industry Sponsorship Skews Research and Harms Public Health, it is scheduled to be published in Fall 2018 by Basic Books.

Why You Should Listen

Marion Nestle is one of the most prominent experts in the fields of nutrition, food studies, and public health. In this engaging conversation, Marion explains how our food system is shaped by large corporations and advertising and what that means for our personal health. One of the main questions Marion answers is how Big Meat and Dairy have managed to get massive subsidies to make cheap, unhealthy food – but this is not a conversation simply set on the problems with our food system, she also gets into how we can all take action to stop this. 

Being an expert in nutrition, she also debunks some myths about what is considered a “healthy diet” and sums up how to eat well in one sentence. If you’re interested in learning more about how our complex food system is crafted by government policies – and want to help change that, listen in!

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