Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet--One Bite at a Time

Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet--One Bite at a Time

by Mark Hyman MD

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A provocative new book from the author of bestsellers such as Blood Sugar Solution and Eat Fat, Get Thin. In Food Fix, Dr. Mark Hyman paints a troubling picture of how politics, economics and corruption have created obstacles to better food and nutrition for all of us. He'll detail how what we eat is good for us and the planet and how each individual can make a difference despite the slow pace of change from our policy makers.

An indispensable guide to food, our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD — "Read this book if you're ready to change the world" (Tim Ryan, US Representative).

What we eat has tremendous implications not just for our waistlines, but also for the planet, society, and the global economy. What we do to our bodies, we do to the planet; and what we do to the planet, we do to our bodies.


In Food Fix, #1 bestselling author Mark Hyman explains how our food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies that drive our biggest global crises: the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, violence, educational achievement gaps, and more.


Pairing the latest developments in nutritional and environmental science with an unflinching look at the dark realities of the global food system and the policies that make it possible, Food Fix is a hard-hitting manifesto that will change the way you think about — and eat — food forever, and will provide solutions for citizens, businesses, and policy makers to create a healthier world, society, and planet.


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ISBN-13: 9780316453172
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/25/2020
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 62,642
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Hyman, MD, is the Head of Strategy and Innovation for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, board president of clinical affairs for the Institute for Functional Medicine, and founder and director of The UltraWellness Center. He is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Food; Eat Fat, Get Thin; The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet; and The Blood Sugar Solution.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Part I The Health and Economic Impact of Our Food System

1 The True Cost of Food - The Health, Economic, Environmental, and Climate Impact of Our Food System 11

2 The Global Epidemic of Chronic Disease: The Role of Our Food System 39

3 The Global Reach of Big Food 65

4 Leveraging Fiscal Policies to Address Obesity and Chronic Disease 76

Part II The Dirty Politics of Big Food

5 How Big Food and Big Ag Control Food Policy 93

6 The Power of Food Industry Lobbyists 106

7 The US Government: Subsidizing Disease, Poverty, Environmental Destruction, and Climate Change 128

8 The Food Industry Preys on Children and Schools 141

9 The FDA is Not Doing Its Job to Protect Us 158

Part III Information Warfare

10 How the Food (Mostly Soda) Industry Co-opts Public Health and Distorts Nutrition Science 177

11 How Big Food Buys Partnerships and Hides Behind Front Groups 199

Part IV Food and Society: The Destruction of Our Human and Intellectual Capital

12 The Hidden Oppression of Big Food: Social Injustice, Poverty, and Racism 221

13 Food and Mental Health, Behavior, and Violence 239

14 Farmworkers and Food Workers: The Neglected Victims of Our Food System 251

Part V The Environmental and Climate Impact of Our Food System

15 Why Agriculture Matters: Food and Beyond 263

16 Soil, Water, Biodiversity: Why Should We Care? 282

17 The Food and Ag Industry: The Biggest Contributor to Climate Change 311

Epilogue: The Future of Food, Humans, and the Planet 335

Acknowledgments 339

Notes 342

Index 379

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