Adele Hite, PhD
Adele Hite is a PhD candidate in communication, rhetoric, and digital media at North Carolina State University. She is also a registered dietitian with a background in nutritional epidemiology and has master’s degrees in public health nutrition and English. Her work encompasses rhetorical and cultural studies of food politics, nutrition science, and public health. Her dissertation examines the historical, social, and political contexts surrounding the creation and evolution of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. She is the co-author of a mix-and-match meal planning cookbook, Dinner Plans: Easy Vintage Meals.
Gary Taubes is an American science writer. He is the author of Nobel Dreams (1987), Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion (1993), and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), which is titled The Diet Delusion in the UK. He has won the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers three times and was awarded an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship for 1996-97. Born in Rochester, New York, Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard and aerospace engineering at Stanford (MS, 1978).
After receiving a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University in 1981, Taubes joined Discover magazine as a staff reporter in 1982. Since then he has written numerous articles for Discover, Science and other magazines. Originally focusing on physics issues, his interests have more recently turned to medicine and nutrition. Taubes’ books have all dealt with scientific controversies. Nobel Dreams takes a critical look at the politics and experimental techniques behind the Nobel Prize-winning work of physicist Carlo Rubbia. Bad Science is a chronicle of the short-lived media frenzy surrounding the Pons-Fleischmann cold fusion experiments of 1989.