FOOD POLITICS EBOOK
We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. Our over-efficient food industry must do. Editorial Reviews. From the Inside Flap. "In this fascinating book we learn how powerful, Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Politics & Social Sciences. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government.
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We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle. An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid the groundwork for today's food revolution and changed the way we respond to food. The politics of food is changing fast. In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger. Consumers once satisfied with cheap and convenient.
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Land use. The politics of food is changing fast. In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger. Consumers once satisfied with cheap and convenient food now want food that is also safe, nutritious, fresh, and grown by local farmers using fewer chemicals.
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Heavily subsidized and underregulated commercial farmers are facing stronger push back from environmentalists and consumer activists, and food companies are under the microscope. Meanwhile, agricultural success in Asia has spurred income growth and dietary enrichment, but agricultural failure in Africa has left one-third of all citizens undernourished - and the international markets that link these diverse regions together are subject to sudden disruption.
Food Politics: Politics in each of these areas has become polarized over the past decade by conflicting claims and accusations from advocates on all sides.
Paarlberg's book maps this contested terrain, challenging myths and critiquing more than a few of today's fashionable beliefs about farming and food.
The same element that is in water.
Don't believe all the anti-saturated fat and cholesterol hype. Those myths continue purely because of the interference of vested interest groups in science.
Food Politics (2nd ed.)
The section on supplements is unspeakably bad and it is very clear the author has done very little research in this area. There is a small grain of truth in some of the comments. For example, it is undoubtedly true that a lot of claims are made about supplements that are just not true, but it is misleading to not also note that supplements can have enormous benefit if given at the correct doses and that this is backed up by a lot of solid research.
The information given here is beyond skewed and extremely selective, not to mention based on flawed studies which do not at all reflect what nutritional experts are actually recommending.
It is not at all the reasonable and educated overview of this topic that it claims to be. It is really outrageous that someone can make such claims considering the safety record and effectiveness of basic vitamin and mineral supplements and it really worries me the effect that such ignorant and fanciful claims can have on peoples health and their ability to treat disease.
If I had listened to 'flat Earth' nonsense like this my severe neurological disease would still be worsening, and not slowly improving month by month as it is now; after 10 years or more of slow deterioration. Dr Abram Hoffer explains that we need about 45 different nutrients in optimal quantities.
He also explains that no nutrient works alone, and that an enzyme reaction that needs three different nutrients to take place, requires all three nutrients and so no one nutrient should be considered more important than the other. Some nutrients can be obtained in reasonable amounts in food, while others will sometimes or always require the use of supplements to ensure optimal levels. It is not true as some claim that the optimum levels of all nutrients can be obtained through diet alone.
Storing foods for long times and heavily processing foods can dramatically lower nutrient levels in the food and may destroy some nutrients entirely; for example, oranges have been found to contain between mg of vitamin C and 0 mg of vitamin C, each. Supplements are necessary and eating well is also important.
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
As Dr Sherry Rogers writes, 'What you eat has more power over disease than any medication your doctor can prescribe. Food is awesomely powerful.
Politics versus Science Opposing the Food Pyramid Deconstructing Dietary Advice. Influencing Government Food Lobbies and Lobbyists. Deregulation and Its Consequences.
Go Forth and Fortify. Beyond Fortification Making Foods Functional.
Selling the Ultimate TechnoFood Olestra. The Politics of Food Choice.
Coopting Nutrition Professionals. Winning Friends Disarming Critics. Playing Hardball Legal and Not. Starting Early Underage Consumers. Pushing Soft Drinks Pouring Rights. Issues in Nutrition and Nutrition Research.We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view.
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