Let’s Ask Marion: An Interview with Marion Nestle

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In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast we welcome Marion Nestle, PhD. to discuss her book, Let’s Ask Marion.

You can listen to our interview here…

or read on for a quick summary of what we discuss.

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Who is Marion Nestle?

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Marion is a Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita at New York University. 

Her passionate and clarifying insights into food politics challenge people to consider their own role in the global food chain, and to strive for a healthier, more sustainable, more equitable future.

In our conversation with Marion we talk about her latest book, Let’s Ask Marion, which takes a conversational Q&A format with questions posed by environmentalist and food writer Kerry Trueman. 


Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health

Let’s Ask Marion is a considered and thoughtful question-and-answer collection that showcases the expertise of food politics powerhouse Marion Nestle in exchanges with environmental advocate Kerry Trueman.

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Let’s Ask Marion… And We Did!

It was truly an honor having Marion on the show. Given this opportunity, we wanted to be sure and ask her some of our most burning questions. Here are a few of the things we discuss:

  • How is food “political?”
  • What would a “National Food Policy” look like?
  • The importance of making sure our kids have enough good food to eat.
  • How do we make sense of health advice that always seems to be changing?
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — what are they and why have we never heard of them?
  • How we can get involved and make a difference.


All the Places You Can Find Marion


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Peace and Veggies,

Vickie and Larissa

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