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Perspective: Food Myth Busting

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Anna Lappé sets out to bust food myths, and shares her vision for a good food future. What inspired the Food Mythbusters project? For more than ten years I’ve been talking about sustainable food and farming with people across the country — from hipster Brooklyn to small-town Montana. But no matter who I was speaking ... READ MORE 

Anna Lappé, “Hunger and Obesity”

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Worldwide, about 1 billion people are hungry and 1 billion are overweight. Healthy food advocate Anna Lappé discusses the interrelationship between these crises within our global food system. If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish store.... READ MORE 

Hunger and Obesity

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How can we promote health for the greatest number of people? Danielle Nierenberg, director of Nourishing the Planet, discusses the connection between hunger and obesity. What is the “Nourishing the Planet” project and what inspired it? Danielle Nierenberg: Our mission is to evaluate environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger and poverty. We want to highlight ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Marion Nestle on Food Politics

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What’s the relationship between food and politics? In this new Nourish Perspective, author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices and inspires us to create a healthier future. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She ... READ MORE 

Food Politics

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Author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices, and encourages us to participate in creating a healthier food future. Why have food choices become so confusing? Marion Nestle: I’d say it’s because of the way food companies market their products. Basic dietary advice hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years. It still ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Michele Simon on Food Marketing

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A powerful force in the fight for good food, public health lawyer Michele Simon has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. In this Nourish Perspective, she explains why we should be skeptical about food marketing claims, and shares how we can help build a movement for policy change. ... READ MORE 

Food Marketing

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Public health lawyer Michele Simon explains why we should be skeptical of food marketing claims, and shares how we can help build a movement for policy change. How does marketing influence what we eat? Michele Simon: It’s quite simple. Food companies convince us to buy unhealthy foods with very sophisticated marketing plans that target specific ... READ MORE 

Video: Nadine Burke, “Whole and Healthy”

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Why is whole food healthier? Dr. Nadine Burke discusses the difference between processed and whole foods. What whole foods do you enjoy? Join the conversation on Facebook. Whole vs. Processed Whole foods are ingredients in their raw, unprocessed, and unrefined state, in contrast to foods that have undergone processing and preservation methods like curing, cooking, ... READ MORE 

Fast Food and Health

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The fast food diet has serious long-term effects on our health and well-being. Dr. Nadine Burke encourages us to nourish ourselves through conscious food choices. How is fast food marketed to youth? Nadine Burke: Fast food has a tremendous effect on our youth in ways that many of us don’t realize. High-sugar, high-fat food is ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “Food Chain”

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Understanding the story of our food means tracing its path from seed to table. Author Michael Pollan explains the biology and ecology of industrial and sustainable food chains. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the ... READ MORE 
   
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