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Unsavory truth : how food companies skew the science of what we eat

Author: Marion Nestle
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Is chocolate heart-healthy? Does yogurt prevent type 2 diabetes? Do pomegranates help cheat death? News accounts bombard us with such amazing claims, report them as science, and influence what we eat. Yet, as Marion Nestle explains, these studies are more about marketing than science; they are often paid for by companies that sell those foods. Whether it's a Coca-Cola-backed study hailing light exercise as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
(DLC) 2018015889
(OCoLC)1023491628
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Nestle
ISBN: 9781541617315 1541617312
OCLC Number: 1089484335
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 310 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: The food industry and nutrition --
A cautionary tale : drug company influence --
The unusual complexity of nutrition research --
How sweet it is : sugar and candy as health foods --
Selling meat and dairy foods --
Research on healthy foods: marketing, not necessarily science --
Coca-Cola : a case study in itself --
Conflicted advisory committees : then and now --
Co-opted? the American Society for Nutrition --
Nutrition education and dietetics societies : industry influence --
Justifications, rationales, excuses : isn't everyone conflicted? --
Disclosure --
and its discontents --
Managing conflicts : early attempts --
Beyond disclosure : what to do? --
Stakeholders : take action.
Other Titles: How food companies skew the science of what we eat
Responsibility: Marion Nestle.

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