“FOOD STUDIES 20 YEARS IN: What Do We Know, What Can We Know, What Should We Know?” a Panel Discussion, April 20 at NYU’s Fales Library


The panel will examine subjects such as the food-industry sponsored Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, opposed by consumer groups and currently stalled in the Senate; and Vermont’s GMO labeling law, likely to go into effect this summer.

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New York University’s Fales Library, 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: What Do We Know, What Can We Know, What Should We Know?” on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 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.]

The panel will examine subjects such as the food-industry sponsored Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, opposed by consumer groups and currently stalled in the Senate; and Vermont’s GMO labeling law, likely to go into effect this summer.

Moderator Clark Wolf notes that food companies such as General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, and Nestle have begun to replace artificial flavoring, preservatives, and other questionable chemicals with more natural ingredients.

“Kraft-Heinz has quietly replaced their very 1950s-80s iridescent mix with a new, retro-natural formula for their iconic mac-n-cheese,” says Wolf, founder and president of Clark Wolf Company. “But they didn’t tell us until after the fact. Please join us and a whip smart panel of pros as we discuss major issues relating to what we actually do, can, and should know about our food, including agricultural, environmental, social, economic, cultural and nutritional issues that affect us all.”

The panelists include:

• Julian Armstrong--author, Made in Quebec; Food Editor/Reporter
• Marion Nestle—author; Paulette Goddard Professor, Nutrition & Food Studies
• Gustavo Setrini--assistant professor of Food Studies, NYU Department of Nutrition & Food Studies
• Hillary Sterling-- Chef, Vic’s New York
• Jeffrey Yoskowitz--Founder & Chief Pickler of The Gefilteria; author, Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron, September 2016)
• 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 christopher.james@nyu.edu.

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

“FOOD STUDIES 20 YEARS IN: What Do We Know, What Can We Know, What Should We Know?” part of Fales Library’s Critical Topics in Food Series, is sponsored by New York University’s Fales Library; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies; 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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