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What to eat

Author: Marion Nestle
Publisher: New York : North Point Press/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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From publisher description: With What to Eat, this renowned nutritionist takes us on a guided tour of the supermarket, explaining the issues with verve and wit as well as a scientist's expertise and a food lover's experience. Today's supermarket is ground zero for the food industry, a place where the giants of agribusiness compete for sales with profits, not nutrition or health, in mind. Nestle walks us through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Nestle
ISBN: 0865477388 9780865477384 0865477043 9780865477049
OCLC Number: 137260487
Description: ix, 611 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Supermarket : prime real estate --
PRODUCE SECTION. Fruits and vegetables : the price of fresh --
Organics : hype or hope --
Produce : safe at any price --
Genetically modified, irradiated, and politicized --
DAIRY SECTION. Milk and more milk --
Milk : subject to debate --
Dairy foods : the raw and the cooked --
Yogurt : health food or dessert --
DAIRY SUBSTITUTES. Margarine : accept no substitutes --
Margarine : you CAN believe it's not butter --
Soy milk : panacea, or just another food --
MEAT SECTION. Range of meaty issues --
Meat : questions of safety --
Meat : organic vs. "natural" --
FISH COUNTER. Fish : dilemmas and quandaries --
Fish : the methylmercury dilemma --
Fish-farming dilemma --
Fish-labeling quandaries --
More seafood dilemmas : safety and sustainability --
CENTER AISLES : COOL AND FROZEN. Eggs : the "incredible" edibles --
Eggs and the salmonella problem --
Frozen foods : decoding ingredient lists --
Digression into calories and diets --
Frozen foods : reading nutrition facts --
CENTER AISLES : PROCESSED. Processed foods : wheat flour and the glycemic index --
Sugar(s) --
Cereals : sweet and supposedly healthy --
Packaged foods : health endorsements --
Snack foods : sweet, salty, and caloric --
Foods just for kids --
Oils : fat and more fat --
BEVERAGE AISLES. Water, water everywhere : bottled and not --
"Healthy" drinks : sugared and artificially sweetened --
Teas and coffees : caffeine to eco-labels --
SPECIAL SECTIONS. Infant formula and baby food --
Supplements and health food --
Bread : the bakery --
Prepared foods : salads and more --
Taking action --
Food measures : conversion factors --
Terms used to describe fats and oils in foods.
Responsibility: Marion Nestle.
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According to nutritionist Nestle, the increasing confusion among the general public about what to eat comes from two sources: experts who fail to create a holistic view by isolating food components Read more...

 
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