Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics (Paperback)

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What's wrong with the US food system? Why is half the world starving while the other half battles obesity? Who decides our food issues, and why can't we do better with labeling, safety, or school food? These are complex questions that are hard to answer in an engaging way for a broad audience. But everybody eats, and food politics affects us all.Marion Nestle, whom Michael Pollan ranked as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama) in "Forbes," has always used cartoons in her public presentations to communicate how politics--shaped by government, corporate marketing, economics, and geography--influences food choice. Cartoons do more than entertain; the best get right to the core of complicated concepts and powerfully convey what might otherwise take pages to explain.

In "Eat Drink Vote," Nestle teams up with The Cartoonist Group syndicate to present more than 250 of her favorite cartoons on issues ranging from dietary advice to genetic engineering to childhood obesity. Using the cartoons as illustration and commentary, she engagingly summarizes some of today's most pressing issues in food politics. While encouraging readers to vote with their forks for healthier diets, this book insists that it's also necessary to vote with votes to make it easier for everyone to make healthier dietary choices.

About the Author

Marion Nestle is the most respected nutritionist in America today. Her book "Food Politics" was given the James Beard Award, the top award for food writing; that book and its follow-up, "Safe Food", are backlist classics for the University of California Press. A longtime nutritionist and former head of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, Nestle lectures worldwide and was featured in the movie "Super Size Me". A native New Yorker, she raised her family in California and now lives in Greenwich Village.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781609615864
ISBN-10: 1609615867
Publisher: Rodale Press
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English