Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture

Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture

by Kristin Lawless


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250078315
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 360,832
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

KRISTIN LAWLESS (previously published as Kristin Wartman) is the author of Formerly Known As Food and an independent journalist focusing on the intersections of food, health, politics, and culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Newsweek, VICE, Huffington Post, and Civil Eats, as well as in academic journals, such as The Black Scholar, Critical Quarterly, and The New Labor Forum. Kristin is a Certified Nutrition Educator and works as a nutrition consultant with doctors in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: How Did We End Up Here?

1 Our Industrial Food Landscape: The Whole Egg Theory and How We Got Here

2 What Are We Actually Eating? Industrial Food and Our Health

3 Losing Our Food Illusions: “Organics” and the Nutrients Missing from Our Food

SECTION TWO: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Us from the Inside Out

4 The Industrial Food Setup: Getting Us (and Our Children)

Hooked from Day One

5 Living in a Microbial World: Industrially Processed Food and Our Guts

SECTION THREE: New Science and Failing Health Agencies

6 “So Many Tips of So Many Icebergs”: How Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Are Harming Us (and Our Children and Their Children)

7 Our “Safe” Exposure to Toxic Chemicals: How the Regulatory Agencies Are Failing to Protect Our Health

SECTION FOUR: Understanding Our Food Culture and Creating Real Change

8 Food Choice: The Culture of Our Upside-Down Food Environment

9 Handmaidens of Industry: Women, the Home, and Unwaged Work

10 We Can’t Eat Our Way Out of This: Food Movement Failures and Real Change

Conclusion: Protecting Our Bodies and Our Future


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Shelly9677 More than 1 year ago
Formerly Known as Food is an eye-opener written by a nutritional expert and consultant. The author’s message is clear and concise and is one that, in my opinion, should be heard by everyone. Even when we think we are making healthy choices we may not be and the ramifications of unhealthy food choices go deeper than many believe. I found this book tremendously informative. It was educational and comprehensive but it could get a bit heavy at times for people with only a casual interest in how our eating patterns are shaping our overall health. I found it best to read in chunks so as not to get overwhelmed with all of the information.