November 21st on Meet the Bloggers
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition,
Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired
from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at
NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees
include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health
nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She has held
faculty positions at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine.
From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of
Health and Human Services and managing editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's
Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research examines scientific, economic,
and social influences on food choice. She is the author of three
prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences
Nutrition and Health (revised edition, 2007), Safe Food: Bacteria,
Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (2003), and What to Eat (2006). Her new
book, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine, was published in
September 2008. Her website is www.foodpolitics.com. She writes the Food
Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle and co-writes the food and
nutrition column for The Bark. She blogs almost daily at
Cathrine Gund the founder of Aubin Pictures, is an Emmy Award-nominated producer, director, writer and organizer. Her media work — which focuses on arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, sexuality and gender, and other social justice issues — has screened around the world in festivals and theaters, on PBS and cable television, at community-based organizations, universities, and museums.
Kerry Trueman is a co-founder of EatingLiberally.org, a netroots website & organization that advocates sustainable agriculture, progressive politics and a less-consumption driven way of life. Foodie, blogger & edible landscaping enthusiast in NYC's West Village and the Hudson River Valley. Would like to be the missing link between Martha and Jon Stewart.