In many states and cities next Tuesday is an election day. Eat Drink Vote reminds us that food is political because our votes affect what we eat. The food and agricultural companies know this and they invest heavily in campaigns to encourage the election of politicians who will protect their interests and profits. For consumers, […]
Halloween is a wonderful example of some of what is discussed in Eat Drink Vote: it combines marketing to children with support for a product (i.e., candy) that depends heavily on government subsidy for its ingredients. And – the marketing works! Here are a few pieces of information picked up in a quick perusal of […]
If you are in New York Wednesday October 23, we invite you to attend a discussion with Marion Nestle along with Jeff Danziger and Signe Wilkinson, two cartoonists who have cartoons in Eat Drink Vote. The discussion will address the broad issues of the food movement, the challenges of pairing text and cartoons plus the […]
Now you get to be an editor and a cartoonist! For caption contest #2 – Submit a caption for the cartoon shown above. What is this fellow saying? Entries will be accepted until November 17 and the top three entries will then be posted here for visitors to the site to vote on. After all, […]
As Marion Nestle notes in Eat Drink Vote “Food marketers, of course, are in business and always looking for ways to cut costs and increase profits.” Yes, food marketers aim to make products that people want but their ability to stay in business depends on their ability to make a profit. So, profit has to […]
Hey Northern California and New York City – Check out these events! October 15 – If you’re in San Francisco, Marion Nestle will be at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco at 6PM. She’ll appear in a conversation with Narsai David, Food and Wine Editor, KCBS Radio. Tickets are required and they may be purchased […]
Visit here to see the top three entries and vote for your favorite. The winner will be announced Tuesday November 6 – Election Day. Plus … A new cartoon for captioning will be posted here Monday October 14.
It all started with a green bean! Maria Rodale, CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc – the publisher of Eat Drink Vote, interviewed Marion Nestle. In the interview Marion disclosed that her interest in food started at the age of eight. The inspiration? A green bean. Read the full interview here.
In one way, this book started with an e-mail. It would be more accurate to say that this book has been years in the making. Marion Nestle has been researching, studying and writing about issues related to food politics and nutrition since the 1970’s. The Cartoonist Group has been working years to collect and archive […]