#8 Gary Taubes – Why the Obesity Epidemic Won’t End Anytime Soon 2017-07-17T22:52:01+00:00

The Reinventing the Supermarket Podcast Series

#8 Gary Taubes – Why the Obesity Epidemic Won’t End Anytime Soon

We welcome investigative journalist and author Gary Taubes to discuss the low fat dogma that has caused supermarkets to become mainly filled with low fat, sugary, highly refined grain and starch-based products. We’ll also be talking about Taubes’ restatement of the nature of caloric balance – most of us know it as the “calories in vs calories out” conventional dietary advice, and and how we can understand it differently without having to break the second law of thermodynamics.

In addition, we’ll be talking about the obesity epidemic and why it’s not about to end anytime soon. This is a discussion you’re going to wish you had heard when you were in your teens or twenties! We’ll also be discussing why it’s so hard to get good science these days, and why the obesity epidemic just isn’t going to end anytime soon.

Gary Taubes is co-Founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, and a science and health journalist. He is the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories. Gary has been a contributing correspondent for the journal Science since 1993, and has contributed articles as a freelancer to The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Slate, and numerous other publications. His 1997 book, Bad Science was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Awards. He is the only print journalist to be a three-time winner of the National Association of Science Writers Science-in-Society Journalism Award. He is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Independent Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. Gary received his B.S. in physics from Harvard University, his M.S. in engineering from Stanford University, and his M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.



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