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Pandora's lunchbox : how processed food took over the American meal

Author: Melanie Warner
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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From breakfast cereal to frozen pizza to nutrition bars, processed foods are a fundamental part of our diet, accounting for 65% of our nation's yearly calories. Over the past century, technology has transformed the American meal into a chemical-laden smorgasbord of manipulated food products that bear little resemblance to what our grandparents ate. Despite the growing presence of farmers' markets and organic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Warner
ISBN: 9781451666731 145166673X 9781451666748 1451666748
OCLC Number: 812258027
Description: xvii, 267 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Weird science --
The crusading chemist --
The quest for eternal cheese --
Extruded and gun puffed --
Putting Humpty Dumpty back together again --
Better living through chemistry --
The joy of soy --
Extended meat --
Why chicken needs chicken flavor --
Healthy processed foods --
Sit at home and chew.
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In the tradition of Fast Food Nation, a fascinating and cutting-edge look at the scary truth about what really goes into our food.  Read more...

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