Eleanor A. Bliss Professor of Biology
Areas of Expertise: Ecology, global change biology, conservation, coastal science, ecosystem ecology, restoration ecology, invasion biology, marine biology, carbon cycle science, sea level rise, Coral Reef ecosystems.
- The History of White Bread
- The End of Overeating
- How the Food Industry Hooks Us
- The Food Pyramid: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- How Vitamins Revolutionized the Food Industry
About Peter D. Brodfuehrer
Professor Brodfuehrer is a neurobiologist who studies how the nervous system generates rhythmic motor behavior like swimming, flying and walking. Food for Thought was the title of his ESem program course. Course description: The simple act of eating embodies many complex issues facing society, from nutritional standards to food security, and poses many personal dilemmas: What to eat? How much to eat? Is this food healthy? We will explore how the food industry, the government, and society have shaped the production, marketing and consumption of food, and have derailed (or not) the pleasures of eating.