The Baker-Nord Center for Humanities will host a lecture titled “Food Politics in 2018: A Humanities Perspective” as part of the 2018 Cleveland Humanities Festival: Health.
Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University, will present the talk Friday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, ballroom A.
About the lecture
Nestle will discuss the idea that the paradox of today’s globalized food system is that food insecurity or obesity threaten the health and welfare of half the world’s population.
Underlying these problems is an overabundant but inequitably distributed food system in which corporations are forced to expand markets to meet growth targets. The contradiction between business and public health goals has led to a large and growing movement to promote more healthful, environmentally sound and ethical food choices and to identify a more equitable balance between individual and societal responsibility for those choices.