Speaker: Dr. Julie Miller Jones
Where: Bent Brewstillery, 1744 Terrance Drive, Roseville, MN 55113
Time: Executive meeting at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm, Seminar at 7 pm
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for students
Menu: Davanni's pizza, salad, dessert, cash bar
Meal Ticket: Go to the "Web Store" link to purchase meal reservations through PayPal.
Deadline: Must register by Thursday, October 8th
Abstract: A cursory look at the world of food and nutrition controversies from arsenic in rice, mercury in fish, BPA in cans, 'toxic' gliadin, villainous carbs and artificial sweeteners, organic and conventional foods, plant-based diets and paleo diets and "redeemed" saturated fats, eggs and cholesterol. There are media stories about all of these complex issues where a few correctly distill the science and most make sound bites that misrepresent it. Further muddling the mix are individuals who use the motto "I eat, therefore I know" and share their perspective in a blog. Sciences, including chemistry and biochemistry, give one perspective; yet their answers and the pronouncements of regulatory bodies the world over are distrusted by consumers barraged with recommendations to "not eat chemicals and to avoid eating things their grandmothers never ingested." Many consumers subscribe to their dietary principles with the same passion with which they hold religious beliefs. The science behind the current nutrition controversies will be discussed along with various other points of view.