Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle


February 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
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*** Location change: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley ***

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle.

Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era
What’s happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment?

Introduction by Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism.

This is the first lecture in a series of three special events:

February 12, 2019:

Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege
Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry. Who stands to gain and what might be lost?

February 19, 2019:

Food Politics 2019: An Agenda for the Food Movement
Recent government policy changes are eroding programs aimed at feeding the hungry, curbing obesity, and protecting the environment. What can consumers and citizens do?

About Marion Nestle
Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University. She holds a doctorate in Molecular Biology and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition, both from UC Berkeley. She is the author of ten books, among them the prize-winning Food Politics; What to Eat; Why Calories Count; Eat, Drink, Vote; and Soda Politics. Her most recent book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, was published in 2018.  From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle.  She blogs almost daily at, and her twitter account, @marionnestle, has been ranked by Science Magazine, Time Magazine, and The Guardian as among the top ten in health and science.


This series is presented in partnership with Berkeley Journalism, the Berkeley Food Institute, the UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship.


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