Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health / Edition 2

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health / Edition 2

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by Marion Nestle
     
 

"A courageous and masterful exposé."—Julia Child

"If you eat, you should read this book."—Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation See more details below

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"A courageous and masterful exposé."—Julia Child

"If you eat, you should read this book."—Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254039
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture Series
Edition description:
Revised and Expanded Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction:

The Food Industry and "Eat More"

part one

Undermining Dietary Advice

1. From "Eat More" to "Eat Less," 1900-1990

2. Politics versus Science: Opposing the Food Pyramid, 1991-1992

3. "Deconstructing" Dietary Advice

part two

Working the System

4. Influencing Government: Food Lobbies and Lobbyists

5. Co-opting Nutrition Professionals

6. Winning Friends, Disarming Critics

7. Playing Hardball: Legal and Not

part three

Exploiting Kids,

Corrupting Schools

8. Starting Early: Underage Consumers

9. Pushing Soft Drinks: "Pouring Rights"

part four

Deregulating Dietary Supplements

10. Science versus Supplements: "A Gulf of Mutual

Incomprehension"

11. Making Health Claims Legal: The Supplement Industry's

War with the FDA

12. Deregulation and Its Consequences

part five

Inventing Techno-Foods

13. Go Forth and Fortify

14. Beyond Fortification: Making Foods Functional

15. Selling the Ultimate Techno-Food: Olestra

Conclusion:

The Politics of Food Choice

Appendix: Issues in Nutrition and Nutrition Research

Notes

List of Tables

List of Figures

Index

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