CPC Fellow Popkin named Tar Heel of the Week by News & Observer

Apr 20, 2009

CPC Fellow and Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition Barry Popkin was named Tar Heel of the Week by the News & Observer for the week beginning March 29, 2009.

An excerpt from the news story:

"It's not entirely accurate to call Barry Popkin a flame-thrower, because he doesn't ignite controversy for the sake of igniting controversy. But the economist and nutrition professor at UNC-Chapel Hill has sparked his share of conflagrations in the food wars. Just last week, he declared that red meat is not only bad for human health, but a cancer on the global environment. Not surprisingly, the meat people were ticked, calling his comments unfair. They took a place in line behind the soda people, and the high-fructose corn syrup people, and the infant-formula people -- all of whom Popkin has stirred up during his 30-year career."

Source: Avery, Sarah. 2009. Food industry has bone to pick with nutritionist, News & Observer, March 29, 2009 ed.

The entire article is available at: http://www.newsobserver.com/166/story/1462293.html

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