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Food politics : how the food industry influences nutrition and health / Marion Nestle ; foreword by Michael Pollan.

Nestle, Marion.
[2013], ©2013
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Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, [2013], ©2013.

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xxii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.



Revised and expanded 10th anniversary ed.


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.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-486) and index.


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