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.
|Language:||English, Spanish, German|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Registration needed]|
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.
The Danish government banned trans fats and rates of heart disease dropped dramatically. Trans fats contribute to allergies, inflammation, heart disease and obesity, and many other health conditions. Trans fats are unnatural fats. When we consume trans fats our bodies are unable to synthesise them properly and so abnormal cells are formed.
There is no safe level of trans fats. Even small amounts can have dramatic effects. If trans fat were to be banned in the US, it is estimated that US lives would be saved each day.
Some saturated fats have anti-cancer benefits. Saturated fats have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and saturated fats such as coconut oil are an important part of a healthy diet. We need to eat them to be healthy. Saturated fat sounds scary and gluggy and is often described as 'artery clogging' and 'not heart healthy' but the truth is very different. Saturated fat isn't saturated by some sort of horrific 'glop' but by hydrogen!
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. 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.
Taking Sides presents current issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. The pro and con essays represent the arguments of leading scholars and commentators in their fields.
Marion Nestle argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures.
It involves politics. When it comes to food safety, billions of dollars are at stake, and industry, government, and consumers collide over issues of values, economics, and political power—and not always in the public interest.
We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. Unsavory Truth: Soda Politics: Eat, Drink, Vote: Why Calories Count: Feed Your Pet Right: Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine , paperback Marion Nestle tells the gripping story of how, in early , a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Food and Nutrition , now out of print Taking Sides presents current issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety , paperback , revised edition Marion Nestle argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures.
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health , paperback , revised edition , tenth anniversary edition, We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars.