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Food politics : how the food industry influences nutrition and health

Author: Marion Nestle
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Series: California studies in food and culture, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
[In this book, the author] examines what she sees as the industry's manipulation of America's eating habits while enumerating many conflicts of interest among nutritional authorities. Combining the scientific background of a researcher and the skills of a teacher, she has made a complex subject easy to understand.-Back cover.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Nestle
ISBN: 0520224655 9780520224650 0520240677 9780520240674
OCLC Number: 46884159
Awards: Winner of James Beard Foundation Book Awards (Literary) 2003
Commended for IACP Crystal Whisk Award (Health/Special Diet) 2003
Description: xii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the food industry and "eat more". Undermining dietary advice. From "eat more" to "eat less," 1900-1990 --
Politics versus science: opposing the food pyramid, 1991-1992 --
"Deconstructing" dietary advice --
Working the system. Influencing government: food lobbies and lobbyists --
Co-opting nutrition professionals --
Winning friends, disarming critics --
Playing hardball: legal and not --
Exploiting kids, corrupting schools. Starting early: underage consumers --
Pushing soft drinks: "pouring rights" --
Deregulating dietary supplements. Science versus supplements:"a gulf of mutual incomprehension" --
Making health claims legal: the supplement industry's war with the FDA --
Deregulation and its consequences --
Inventing techno-foods. Go forth and fortify --
Beyond fortification: making foods functional --
Selling the ultimate techno-food: olestra.
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 3.
Responsibility: Marion Nestle.


In the advertising of food and on supermarket shelves there is fierce competition for our money. The food industry is constantly trying to persuade people to eat more. In this expose, Marion Nestle  Read more...
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""Food Politics "is a book that deserves to change national and international attitudes, as Carson's "Silent Spring "did in the 1960s."--"American Journal of Clinical Nutrition"

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