Book Event: A Discussion with Marion Nestle, author of Eat, Drink, Vote

Washington, DC

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Join CQ Roll Call and Hooks Books as they host award-winning author, Marion Nestle for a book-signing event Thursday, December 5th at their offices near Capitol Hill. 

Wine & Cheese will be served.

Complimentary copies of the book will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

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.

Marion Nestle is a Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University,  She is the author of four prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; What to Eat; and Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (with Dr. Malden Nesheim).

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