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MOFAD Roundtable: The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food
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MOFAD Roundtable: The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food

When: 6/19/2014
6:00-7:30 PM
Where: Grand Hall at NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, New York  10012
United States

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The Museum of Food and Drink Presents:

Is there anything inherently wrong with the way snack foods are developed and marketed? How much responsibility should rest on the consumer versus the manufacturer in matters of labeling and marketing? Do
 the food industry's attempts to offer more nutritious products reflect a genuine concern for public health?

The next MOFAD Roundtable will tackle these questions and more through a lively debate among food industry representatives, consumer advocates, food scientists, and public health researchers. Panelists will address the ethical responsibility of food manufacturers to provide nutritious products, the consumer’s role in making healthy choices, how healthy food can be scaled up and effectively marketed, and whether industry attempts to offer healthy alternatives reflect a genuine concern for public health. The debate will be followed by Q&A with audience members and a brief reception.

Confirmed Speakers:

Howard Moskowitz, Chairman, iNovum; Chairman, Institute for Competitive Excellence, Queens College (CUNY)

Christina Roberto, Assistant Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Michele Simon, President, Eat Drink Politics

Moderated by Dave Arnold, Founder, Museum of Food and Drink

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. MOFAD Roundtable is a continuing series that will be broadcast on Heritage Radio Network and hosted

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