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Book Talk: Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 4:00pm

Mann Library, 160 Stern Seminar Room
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

How did the production of soda, containing absurdly inexpensive ingredients, become a multibillion dollar industry with international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on public health?

Little more than flavored sugar-water, they have given their makers--principally Coca-Cola and PepsiCo--global recognition, distribution, and political power. In Soda Politics (Oxford University Press; October 5, 2015), Dr. Marion Nestle details how the soft drink industry works overtime to make drinking soda as common as drinking water, for adults and children.

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with Marion Nestle, renowned food and nutrition policy expert and public health advocate. Her new book won the 2016 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Award for Writing and Literature.

Nestle is visiting professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of sociology at NYU.

Refreshments served and books available for purchase. This event is hosted by Mann Library.

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Author Appearance, Presentation


Cornell Human Ecology, Cornell University Library, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Mann Library, Sustainability


biology, sociology, health, Politics, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, CUL, nutrition, political science, book talk, human ecology, tci, pawprint


Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Lynn Bertoia

Contact Phone

(607) 255-5406


Marion Nestle

Speaker Affiliation

College of Human Ecology, Cornell; Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU

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Free and open to all

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