The Case Against Sugar

Gary Taubes, co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), will discuss his latest book, The Case Against Sugar. Co-sponsored by the C. Everett Koop Institute, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center. Gary Taubes will discuss the sugar industry’s role in influencing public policy and the research agenda and the (likely) relationship between sugar, weight gain and loss, diabetes and the associated chronic diseases. He will inform the audience about how to think about making informed decisions on sugar as individuals and as a society.

Gary Taubes is co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He’s an investigative science and health journalist, the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010).

He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers. He is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife, the author Sloane Tanen, and their two children.