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Fear of Food A History of Why We Worry about What We Eat

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ISBN-10: 022605490X

ISBN-13: 9780226054902

Edition: 2012

Authors: Harvey Levenstein

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There may be no greater source of anxiety for Americans today than the question of what to eat and drink. Are eggs the perfect protein, or are they cholesterol bombs?  Is red wine good for my heart or bad for my liver? Will pesticides, additives, and processed foods kill me?  Here with some very rare and very welcome advice is food historian Harvey Levenstein: Stop worrying!InFear of FoodLevenstein reveals the people and interests who have created and exploited these worries, causing an extraordinary number of Americans to allow fear to trump pleasure in dictating their food choices. He tells of the prominent scientists who first warned about deadly germs and poisons in foods, and their…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 0.59" wide x 0.89" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Germophobia
Milk "The Most Valuable and Dangerous Food"
Autointoxication and Its Discontents
Bacteria and Beef
Lucrezia Borgias in the Kitchen?
Vitamania and Its Deficiencies
"Hidden Hunger" Stalks the Land
Natural Foods in Shangri-la
Lipophobia
Creating a National Eating Disorder
Coda
Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Sources
Notes
Index