Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, Revised and Expanded Edition

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University of California Press, Sep 15, 2007 - Cooking - 486 pages
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An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid the groundwork for today's food revolution and changed the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. Now, a new introduction and concluding chapter bring us up to date on the key events in that movement. This pathbreaking, prize-winning book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.
 

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

Sometimes there are books that cause you to really think about your life and your habits. This is one of them. Not easy to read, because it deals with where we live every day, but a vitally important subject. After all, as the author indicates, what we eat can hurt us. Read full review

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i preferred this book to the What to Eat one. This topic (food politics) is a real speciality of the author's. She is very convincing that food processors are not our friends. vested intests are and ... Read full review

Contents

The Food Industry and Eat More
1
Undermining Dietary Advice
29
Working the System
93
Exploiting Kids Corrupting Schools
173
Deregulating Dietary Supplements
219
Inventing TechnoFoods
295
The Politics of Food Choice
358
Food Politics Five Years Later and Beyond
375
Issues in Nutrition and Nutrition Research
395
Notes
407
Index
449
List of Tables
465
List of Figures
467
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Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Author of Nutrition in Clinical Practice, she has served as a nutrition policy advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services and as a member of nutrition and science advisory committees to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. She is the author of Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (UC Press) and What to Eat .

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