One Woman's Showdown With the Food Industry

"In Food Politics, Marion Nestle's telling book on the food industry's influence on nutrition and health, she asserts that one of the ways the industry intimidates its critics is by suing them," writes New York Times reporter Marian Burros. "As if on cue, the Sugar Association has threatened to sue Dr. Nestle, professor and chairwoman of the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University." Nestle's book looks at the millions of dollars spent by the food industry in their behind-the-scenes effort to influence elected officials, regulatory agencies, universities, professional organizations, and ultimately, the consuming public.