Food Politics: 'Eat Drink Vote' [Marion Nestle @ The Meria Heller Show]

Interviews Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in Dept of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at NYU on her latest book "Eat Drink Vote, An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics". Why cartoons? reaching a younger audience; vote with your fork; the politics of food (we all eat); Farm Bill politics (in-action); food is a trillion dollar a yr business; menu labeling & calorie counts; starving and obese in USA; organic food production; food-product? oxymoron; marketing and the market share; too much food -- very competitive; the food pyramid and diets; pizza considered a vegetable thanks to Congress; social media as a new force in society; pink slime; who decides food issues? GMO's; labeling; pet food; the Gulf spill & Fukushima in our food; microbes in food; the Food Safety Act and the new food movement.

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