Food Politics

  • by Marion Nestle
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid 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.
This book is published by University of California Press.

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What the Critics Say

"Combining the scientific background of a researcher and the skills of a teacher, Nestle has made a complex subject easy to understand." (New York Times)
"If you eat, you should read this book." (Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation)
"Controversial... Dishes up many of the industry's dirtiest secrets: how multinational companies spend billions to convince us that unhealthy foods are good for us and lobby the government to sway dietary regulations and subsidies in their favor." (Village Voice

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Customer Reviews

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Food - not just for eating....

I am now more involved with food and the idea of politics and food before I became a chef was not on my radar. I now see and understand the issues around food, sourcing, supply, pricing, safety, marketing etc and have to find ways to deal with them in my daily life.

The insights that Marion has are useful and real! Its an interesting and sometimes difficult read but it does highlight some of the issues we all need to think about and even make decisions on ourselves when it comes to food.



Well done!
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- Mr. P. J. Bellchambers

very good book

Everyone who eats food should read this. Even if it is a few years old, everything still applies to this day.
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- Reg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2010
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks