Mark Bittman, the cookbook writer known for writing The Minimalist column in the New York Times and "How To Cook Everything" and its various spin-offs has become a leading voice in what some may call the "Food Movement", "Good Food Movement" or "Alternative Food Movement". In addition to his cookbooks and recipes, he has been speaking out on a number of issues, mostly food, agribusiness and the environment as a contributor to the Times Opinion page. Facing his own health issues, he wrote Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating in 2008 where he eschews processed foods and shared his approach to eating nutrient dense foods.
Last month A Bone to Pick: The Good and Bad News About Food, With Wisdom, Insights, and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, Gmos, Farming, and More was published. While I highly recommend the book, the most important argument is the central one of Eat The Vote: the food movement needs to be stronger, louder and more political. To read a shorter version of Bittman making this point read his Op-Ed: Let's Make Food Issues Real.
"I’ll believe there’s a food movement when Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are forced to talk directly about food issues." -Mark Bittman, Let's Make Food Issues Real, May 6, 2015, New York Times