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“FOOD STUDIES 20 YEARS IN: Is the Food Movement Really Changing Food?” a Panel Discussion, March 8th at NYU’s Fales Library

February 18, 2016
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New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious collections in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “FOOD STUDIES 20 YEARS IN: Is the Food Movement Really Changing Food? on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.]

Among the biggest selling points for acceptable foods these days is what the food does not contain, how it was not raised or kept healthy. For example, some of the nation’s largest food chains have pledged everything from cage free eggs to grass fed beef, while “gluten free” shows up in the oddest places.

“But is this just a lot of highly visible marketing or has the Food Movement actually begun to have an impact on what we’re eating?” asks Clark Wolf, founder and president of Clark Wolf Company. “Please join us for a lively panel of Food Studies faculty, family, and friends as we take a hard look at just where the more serious study of food is getting us.”

The panelists include:
Mitchell Davis--executive vice president, The James Beard Foundation
David Kamp--author, The United States of Arugula
Jasmine Nielsen--executive director, Just Food
Krishnendu Ray—professor and chair, NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health
Host: Clark Wolf, food and restaurant consultant. Wolf has more than thirty years of experience in the food industry and is founder and president of Clark Wolf Company, a New York City and Sonoma County, California based food and restaurant consulting firm.

MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending the event must contact Christopher James at 212-998-6876 or email

Suggested donation: $10. All gifts support the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection. To RSVP or for more information about the event, please write to with your name and title/date of the event. Reception to follow.

“FOOD STUDIES 20 YEARS IN: Is the Food Movement Really Changing Food?” part of Fales Library’s “Critical Topics in Food Series,” is sponsored by New York University Fales Library; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; and Clark Wolf.


About Fales Library and Special Collections:
The Fales Library is housed in the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square, flagship of NYU’s global library system. Fales Library, comprising nearly 358,000 volumes and over 11,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature, the Downtown Collection, the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection and the general special collections of the NYU Libraries. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Marion Nestle Collection is a vast collection of books and manuscripts documenting food and foodways with particular emphasis on New York City. The Downtown Collection, founded in 1993, documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video.

The NYU Division of Libraries is a global system comprising five libraries in Manhattan and one each in Brooklyn, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.  Its flagship, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square, receives 2.6 million visits annually.   

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This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events, Fales, Division of Libraries

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876


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