Join us for a special junto event this Thursday.

It will be an Oxford Style Debate between Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey and investigative reporter Nina Teicholz.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Free admission, no RSVP required

Hosted by Victor Niederhoffer's "Junto"

Moderated by Barron's Economics Editor Gene Epstein

A before-and-after vote will be taken in the audience to declare the "winner" of the debate.


20 West 44th St., ground floor

New York City

 March 5, 2015 - Debate: Nina Teicholz vs. John Mackey

"An animal foods/low-carb centered diet is unhealthy compared with a 90+% plant-based diet that excludes sugar and refined grain products."

Mackey takes the Affirmative and Teicholz the Negative.

 Teicholz, an investigative reporter, spent nine years researching nutrition science for her book "The Big Fat Surprise: Why butter, meat & cheese belong in a healthy diet," a NY Times bestseller. A "Best Book" of 2014 by the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, also "The Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014" by Forbes. It's received rave reviews.

Mackey is working on a book about healthy diet. He's co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. His stores often have Dr. Fuhrman's Nutrient Density numbers on items on the salad bar. Fuhrman says 90% of the daily diet should be nutrient rich plant foods.

Whole Food Market's healthy eating.





Speak your mind

2 Comments so far

  1. Ed on March 4, 2015 8:49 pm

    I’m wondering if the supposed correct diet is best for all people. For example a large portion of the earth’s population has a lactose intolerance - how could including cheese be correct for such people. We need a study that is not afraid to address these issues.

  2. Hernan Avella on March 5, 2015 2:22 pm

    Ed, your question is right. The evolutionary perspective suggests there’s a link between optimal nutrition and enviroment. (i.e. Eskimos eat 70-80 fat diets). I think a more useful query is what not to eat. Most diets work relatively fine because what they try avoid sugar and highly processed foods. I think the only people doing serious work are G.Taubes and Petter Attia at NUSI. They are sponsored by J.Arnold the former energy trader.


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