Sheril Kirshenbaum

Host, Serving Up Science

Serving Up Science host Sheril Kirshenbaum is a history buff, science writer, and curious foodie.

Sheril also hosts Michigan State's Our Table round table series exploring where our food comes from and how it influences our lives. She is also executive director of Science Debate, a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative to restore science to its rightful place in politics.

Sheril Kirshenbaum works to enhance public understanding of science and improve communication between scientists, policymakers, and the public.

Sheril with Question Marks
Illustration / WKAR-MSU

Where do you look for information on what you eat? Nearly half of Americans don't trust academic scientists when it comes to information about food. Instead, close to a third of Americans put more trust in friends, family and social media.


On the April 14-15 edition: WKAR's new education initiatives; the real cost of food waste; new Shingles vaccine; perspective of a submarine pilot; the new Wharton Center season & a new film showing how MSU helped racially integrate college football.


food waste in barrels
ComArtSci-MSU

Nearly half of the food in the United States gets thrown away. Science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR All Things Considered host Karel Vega discuss food waste: its impact on the environment and economy, and ways to reduce it.


portrait: Kirshenbaum
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Welcome to Serving up Science -- the series all about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet.