Nature's perfect food : how milk became America's drink (Book, 2002) []
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Nature's perfect food : how milk became America's drink

Nature's perfect food : how milk became America's drink

Author: E Melanie DuPuis
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

For over a century, America's nutrition authorities have heralded milk as "nature's perfect food," as "indispensable" and "the most complete food." These milk "boosters" have ranged from consumer  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Internet resource
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Melanie DuPuis
ISBN: 0814719376 9780814719374 0814719384 9780814719381
OCLC Number: 47718107
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Consumption --
1. Why milk --
2. The perfect food story --
3. Why not mother : the rise of cow's milk as infant food in nineteenth-century America --
4. The milk question : perfecting food as urban reform --
5. Perfect food, perfect bodies --
pt. 2. Production --
6. Perfect farming : the industrial vision of dairying --
7. The less perfect story : diversity and farming strategies --
8. Crisis : the "border-line" problem --
9. Alternative visions of dairying : productivism and producerism in New York, Wisconsin, and California --
10. The end of perfection.
Responsibility: E. Melanie DuPuis.
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Intriguing, nuanced, and complex. The stories DuPuis tells about milk are at once captivating and analytically astute. Lots of historical surprises and ironies add spice to her extensive findings Read more...

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