Cambridge Forum: The End of Meat?

featuring

DR. WALTER C. WILLETT, NINA GHEIHMAN, TRUMAN FRENCH, and TUCKER PFORZHEIMER

Date

Sep
25
Wednesday
September 25, 2019
7:00 PM

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum welcomes DR. WALTER C. WILLETT, NINA GHEIHMAN, TRUMAN FRENCH, and TUCKER PFORZHEIMER for a panel discussion on the latest eating trends in America. What does The Lancet say in its recent report, 'Food in the Anthropocene," about healthy diets from sustainable food systems? Join the discussion on the future of food. Learn more about the event here.

Copies of Dr. Walter C. Willett's latest book, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, will be available for purchase at the event.

About 'The End of Meat?'

Cows are big methane machines and not very efficient ones, and everyone agrees that we need to reduce our carbon footprint. As people are becoming better informed about choices and what they’re putting into their bodies, they are looking at the “costs” from a health perspective, for animals and for the environment. Changes are afoot.

Who knew that Burger King would be offering the Impossible Whopper made from plant-based protein instead of meat? And veganism, which used to be a fringe movement, has now morphed into a hip lifestyle. Scientists are already working on cell-based meat products which will be on sale to the public next year.

To help us understand the issues, we have scientists, philosophers and businessmen. Dr. Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard will be joined by Nina Gheihman, a sociologist at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and two entrepreneurs, Truman French and Tucker Pforzheimer, who are growing shiitake mushrooms on Martha’s Vineyard.

About Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

In this revised and updated edition of the bestselling Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, Dr. Walter Willett, for twenty-five years chair of the renowned Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, draws on cutting-edge research to explain what the USDA guidelines have gotten wrong—and how you can eat right.

There’s an ever-growing body of evidence supporting the relatively simple principles behind healthy eating. Yet the public seems to be more confused than ever about what to eat. The never-ending promotion of celebrity and other fad diets gets in the way of choosing a diet that is healthy for both you and the planet that we all share.

So forget popular diets and food trends. Based on information gleaned from the acclaimed Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Study, which have tracked the health and eating habits of thousands of women and men for more than thirty years, as well as other groundbreaking nutrition research, this revised and updated edition of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy provides solid recommendations for eating healthfully and living better and longer.

Dr. Walter C. Willett
Dr. Walter C. Willett

Dr. Walter C. Willett

Dr. Walter C. Willett is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He served as Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for 25 years. Dr. Willett has published over 1,900 articles, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for heart disease and cancer, and has written the textbook, Nutritional Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press. He also has four books for the general public: Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, just recently revised and released; Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less, co-authored with Mollie Katzen; The Fertility Diet, co-authored with Jorge Chavarro and Pat Skerrett; and Thinfluence, co-authored with Malissa Wood and Dan Childs. Dr. Willett is among the top three most cited persons in all areas of science. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the recipient of many national and international awards for his research.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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