Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It

Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It

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by Karl B. Weber
     
 

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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—it’s an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses

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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—it’s an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably?

Expanding on the film’s themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
David Denby, New Yorker
“Those of us who avoid junk food, with many sighs of relief and self-approval, may still be eating junk a good deal of the time. This enraging fact, which will not surprise anyone who has read such muckraking books as Eric Schlosser’s “Fast Food Nation” (2001) and Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” (2006), is one of the discomforting meanings of the powerful new documentary “Food, Inc.,” an angry blast of disgust aimed at the American food industry.”

The American Conservative
“If you care about what you’re eating, you should see the new documentary Food Inc.”

Takepart.com
“Most of you have probably heard about Food, Inc., the movie, but did you also know there’s a companion book to the film? The book explores the challenges raised by the movie in fascinating depth through 13 essays, most of them written especially for this book, and many by experts featured in the film. Highlights include chapters by Michael Pollan (Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food), Anna Lappe (Hope’s Edge and Grub), Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation and film co-producer), Robert Kenner (film director), and a chapter on asking the right questions from Sustainable Table! The book is so popular it’s already in its fourth printing.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586486945
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
05/04/2009
Edition description:
First Edition, Media tie-in
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
287,611
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Karl Weber is a writer and editor based in New York. He collaborated with Muhammad Yunus on his bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty, edited The Best of I. F. Stone, and, with Andrew W. Savitz, co-authored The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social, and Environmental Success—And How You Can Too.

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Food Inc. 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
mir789 More than 1 year ago
I have never watched the movie, but this book is very informative. It has made me think about what I eat and where it comes from. It has made me think about global issues such as world hunger and has given me a closer look at using ethanol as fuel. I would suggest this book if you want to know more about the government, businesses, world issues, and what's on your plate.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Could the current food production system be any more problematic? Consider corn, America's largest food crop. While millions of people around the word starve, the United States insists that its farmers divert 40% of their annual corn crops to produce ethanol, an inefficient biofuel that does little to alleviate the energy problem. Consider factory farms - some of which use cramped holding pens for animals, or confine them in tight metal cages or concrete bins; there farmers inject them with dubious hormones and feed them feathers, poultry excrement, cement dust and rotten food. Edited by writer Karl Weber, this collection of 25 expert articles on food production and related issues reveals shocking facts about our food chain. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want to eat more healthfully, and to anyone who wants to know more about what they are eating and where it comes from.
mysterybuff47 More than 1 year ago
Just as Sinclair Lewis investigated the meat-packing industry in the early 1900's, this is the 21st Century's reminder that things are not safe/clean/ethical in today's food processing industry. Companion book for the Food, Inc. DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good guide to learn about the foods in the distribution line
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an excellent reference on a research writing project
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie is excellent, it will change your life for the better! I highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder why we're the fattest, unhealthiest nation in the world?Read the book, watch the documentary - both are excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I not only use the information in my personal life but as a psychotherapist share with patients especially the parents of my children and adolsecenty patients.
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