Marion Nestle with Tiffani Patton - Unsavory Truth (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30am

In Conversation with Tiffani Patton of Real Food Media

Please note: This event will take place at the CUESA Classroom in the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market!

Is chocolate heart-healthy? Does yogurt prevent type 2 diabetes? Do pomegranates help cheat death? News accounts bombard us with such amazing claims, report them as science, and influence what we eat. Yet, as Marion Nestle explains, these studies are more about marketing than science; they are often paid for by companies that sell those foods. Whether it's a Coca-Cola-backed study hailing light exercise as a calorie neutralizer, or blueberry-sponsored investigators proclaiming that this fruit prevents erectile dysfunction, every corner of the food industry knows how to turn conflicted research into big profit. As Nestle argues, it's time to put public health first. Written with unmatched rigor and insight, Unsavory Truth reveals how the food industry manipulates nutrition science -- and suggests what we can do about it.

A lifelong “foodie,” Tiffani Patton has been writing and researching food system change for over five years after being radicalized by The Political Economy of Food and Agriculture, a course taught by Julie Guthman. Particularly activated by the nexus of race and food, Tiffani is an advocate for just food systems and can be found talking to anyone who will listen about these topics. She supports several areas of educational programming, communications strategy, and internal operations at Real Food Media. A gifted writer and storyteller, she draws on these skills as content curator and managing editor for the Real Food Scoop newsletter and the Real Food Reads bookclub, of which she is a new co-host. She holds an MBA and an MPA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541697119
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - October 30th, 2018

A James Beard Award-winner and the author of What to Eat and Soda Politics, leading nutritionist Marion Nestle exposes how the food industry corrupts scientific research for profit.