Gary Taubes is is the author of Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (Knopf 2010) and Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease (Knopf 2007). He’s a contributing correspondent for the journal Science and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Independent Investigator in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. Taubes has won numerous awards for his journalism including the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award three times, the only print journalist to do so.

For 50 years we have been getting fatter because of incorrect diet advice from health authorities and the government says Gary Taubes. Time to change.