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In defense of food

Author: Michael Pollan; Scott Brick; Penguin Audio (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines eating habits in light of contemporary trends toward ultra diet-concsiousness. Presents arguments for more tradition- and ecology-based approaches to eating rather than regarding foods in more scientific or clinical terms.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pollan; Scott Brick; Penguin Audio (Firm)
ISBN: 9780143142744 0143142747
OCLC Number: 154671040
Notes: Unabridged.
Subtitle on container: An eater's manifesto.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Scott Brick.
Description: 5 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The age of nutritionism. From foods to nutrients ; Nutritionism defined ; Nutritionism comes to market ; Food science's golden age ; The melting of the lipid hypothesis ; Eat right, get fatter ; Beyond the pleasure principle ; The proof in the low-fat pudding ; Bad science ; Nutritionism's children --
The Western diet and the diseases of civilization. The Aborigine in all of us ; The elephant in the room ; The industrialization of eating : what we do know. From whole foods to refined --
From complexity to simplicity --
From quality to quantity --
From leaves to seeds --
From food culture to food science --
Getting over nutritionism. Escape from the Western diet ; Eat food : food defined ; Mostly plants : what to eat ; Not too much : how to eat.
Responsibility: Michael Pollan.

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Examines eating habits in light of contemporary trends toward ultra diet-concsiousness. Presents arguments for more tradition- and ecology-based approaches to eating rather than regarding foods in more scientific or clinical terms.

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