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By Marion Nestle

We all witness, in advertisements and on grocery store cabinets, the fierce festival for our nutrition funds. during this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle is going backstage to bare how the contest rather works and the way it impacts our overall healthiness. The abundance of meals within the United States--enough energy to satisfy the wishes of each guy, lady, and baby two times over--has a draw back. Our over-efficient nutrients needs to do every little thing attainable to cajole humans to devour more--more nutrients, extra frequently, and in higher portions--no subject what it does to waistlines or well-being.

Like production cigarettes or construction guns, making meals is gigantic enterprise. nutrition businesses in 2000 generated approximately $900 billion in revenues. they've got stakeholders to delight, shareholders to meet, and executive rules to house. it really is however stunning to profit accurately how nutrients businesses foyer officers, co-opt specialists, and extend revenues via advertising and marketing to childrens, individuals of minority teams, and folks in constructing international locations. We research that the foodstuff performs politics in addition to or higher than different industries, no longer least simply because a lot of its job happens open air the general public view.

Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's file on nutrients and health and wellbeing, Nestle is uniquely certified to steer us in the course of the maze of nutrients pursuits and affects. She vividly illustrates meals politics in motion: watered-down govt nutritional recommendation, colleges pushing gentle beverages, vitamin vitamins promoted as though they have been First modification rights. by way of the mass construction and intake of meals, strategic judgements are pushed by means of economics--not technological know-how, no longer good judgment, and definitely now not future health. No ask yourself so much folks are completely pressured approximately what to consume to stick healthy.

An available and balanced account, Food Politics will perpetually switch the way in which we reply to nutrition advertising and marketing practices. by way of explaining how a lot the foodstuff affects executive food rules and the way cleverly it hyperlinks its pursuits to these of nutrients specialists, this path-breaking e-book is helping us comprehend extra basically than ever sooner than what we consume and why.

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Series. 8’5’0973—dc212001027678 Manufactured in the United States of America 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 In keeping with a commitment to support environmentally responsible and sustainable printing practices, UC Press has printed this book on Rolland Enviro100, a 100% post-consumer fiber paper that is FSC certified, deinked, processed chlorine-free, and manufactured with renewable biogas energy. It is acid-free and EcoLogo certified. CONTENTS Foreword by Michael Pollan Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition Preface to the First Edition Introduction: The Food Industry and “Eat More” PART ONE UNDERMINING DIETARY ADVICE 1.

This means that the flour in cookies is assigned to the grain category, the apples in pies to the fruit group, and the potatoes in chips to the vegetable group. This method may yield more precise information about nutrient intake, but it makes high-calorie, low-nutrient foods appear as better nutritional choices than they may be. 10 The comparison hides other unwelcome observations. USDA nutritionists report that the average consumption of whole-grain foods is just one serving per day, well below recommended levels.

Food Politics. ” And from the third: “Marion Nestle’s book ‘Food Politics’ makes clear that the political system she favors is dictatorship—with her in command. . ’” Passionate foodie that I am, this last comment suggested that this reviewer surely had not read my book. But before I could say so, Sheldon Rampton, the coauthor of Toxic Sludge Is Good for You: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Public Relations Industry—whom I still have never met—responded on Amazon for me: For what it’s worth, potential readers of Nestle’s book should note that the first three “reader reviews” of this book are pretty obviously cranked out by some food industry PR campaign.

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