Marion Nestle is a renowned nutritionist and author of Food Politics and Safe Food. Focusing on the scientific, cultural, and economic factors that influence how food is grown, sold, and eaten, Nestle looks at increasingly complicated food issues as both a scientist and consumer. In her most recent book What to Eat: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices, she steers the reader through the American supermarket. Though her criticism of the food industry has provoked debate, Nestle's humor, diverse expertise, and love for cuisine make her a sage for those who want to know how to feed themselves and their families wisely. In 2003, Marion Nestle received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation - the food industry's highest honor - as well as the foundation's literary prize. She is the chair of New York University's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
Science writer Michael Pollan combines keen insights with extensive topical research in his award-winning books. He approaches subjects more as a scientist than an activist, and has written extensively about the intersections of the human and natural worlds. With the deftness of a master storyteller and the exactness of a man of science, Pollan explores the ethics and ecology of modern society's eating habits in The Omnivores Dilemma: A National History of Four Meals. He is also the author of Second Nature, A Place of My Own, and the American Booksellers Association "Best Book of the Year" Botany of Desire. Formerly the Executive Editor of Harper's magazine, Pollan is currently the Knight Professor of Journalism and director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
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