Food Politics How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health

ISBN-10: 0520254031
ISBN-13: 9780520254039
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Marion Nestle
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 510
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760

An accessible and balanced account,Food Politicslaid the groundwork for today's food revolution and changed the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. Now, a new introduction and concluding chapter bring us up to date on the key events in that movement. This pathbreaking, prize-winning book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

Marion Nestleis Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She is the author ofWhat to Eatand, from UC Press,Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; andPet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine. Malden Nesheim is Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. He is coauthor (with Marion Nestle) ofFeed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Catand (with Ann L. Yaktine) of the Institute of Medicine reportSeafood Choices: Balancing Benefits and Risks.

Preface to the 2007 Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: The Food Industry and "Eat More"
Undermining Dietary Advice
From "Eat More" to "Eat Less," 1900-1990
Politics versus Science: Opposing the Food Pyramid, 1991-1992
"Deconstructing" Dietary Advice
Working the System
Influencing Government: Food Lobbies and Lobbyists
Co-opting Nutrition Professionals
Winning Friends, Disarming Critics
Playing Hardball: Legal and Not
Exploiting Kids, Corrupting Schools
Starting Early: Underage Consumers
Pushing Soft Drinks: "Pouring Rights"
Deregulating Dietary Supplements
Science versus Supplements: "A Gulf of Mutual Incomprehension"
Making Health Claims Legal: The Supplement Industry's War with the FDA
Deregulation and Its Consequences
Inventing Techno-foods
Go Forth and Fortify
Beyond Fortification: Making Foods Functional
Selling the Ultimate Techno-Food: Olestra
Conclusion: The Politics of Food Choice
Afterword: Food Politics: Five Years Later and Beyond
Issues in Nutrition and Nutrition Research
Notes
List of Tables
List of Figures
Index

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