I did an interview last year with Rebecca Straus of Organic Life about books of interest to the magazine’s readers. I never heard what happened to it but learned from a recent tweet that it is now available online. So consider this a late catch up.
Marion Nestle’s Favorite Organic Books: Eight reads to get you thinking about where your food is coming from. Organic Life, September 11, 2015.
Food advocate Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition and food studies at New York University, has long been outspoken in her support of organic farming and opposition to GMO crops. Her books and articles on how science, marketing, and society impact food choices and obesity have influenced everyone from Michelle Obama to Michael Pollen, who named her the second most powerful foodie in America. Her new book Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), comes out in October. But even when she’s busy writing, Nestle takes time to review other recent titles on her popular blog, Food Politics. “I’m overwhelmed by the avalanche of outstanding books that I run across or that get sent to me,” she says. But when forced to choose, she settled on these eight as some of the best writing and original research in the bunch, adding, “They deserve much more attention than they’ve received.”
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