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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marion Nestle Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid the groundwork for today's food revolution and changed the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. Now, a new introduction and concluding chapter bring us up to date on the key events in that movement. This pathbreaking, prize-winning book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

This book is published by University of California Press.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariana | 2/7/2014

    " Nestle is awesome! More than just methodically proving information you already knew (agribusiness is evil, the food industry will stop at nothing to make a profit), Nestle shows all the mechanisms behind industry wheeling and dealing and there's plenty of new food for thought - she made me rethink my love of supplements (echinacea, vitamin C, etc.)! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/26/2014

    " If you eat - you should read this. Awesome and very enlightening book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernie | 1/24/2014

    " I liked a lot of the ideas and research from the book. The policy prescriptions however were way to far on the side of coersion. I think that's the wrong approach. Freedom is more important than forcing people to eat correctly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/5/2014

    " Very technical, but reading this along with "The Corporation" is enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/28/2013

    " great book - towards the end my brain lost the ability to analyze the information - fact overload... but overall it was an important read and I'm glad I made my way through it. Not for everyone, and definitely not a "light" read. Politics is an apt title, as that is what this book talks about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 12/20/2013

    " A must read for anyone interested in nutrition, the food industry, and the world of vitamins and supplements. Fascinating and thoroughly researched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micha | 11/22/2013

    " A good analysis of the role that politics and lobbying plays in shaping the nutritional messages given to the public. Good information, very detailed, but somewhat dry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 10/9/2013

    " OK, I guess. Not truly impressed. A fairly over-hyped book from a dull and dry author. The information is somewhat outdated at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie | 9/10/2013

    " B Interesting background on how the food industry shapes what we eat, what we THINK is healthy, what we eat, and what gets pushed out there. Really informative abt how money controls everything, even preventing the truth from emerging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/17/2013

    " I always find food policy and the history of food in America fascinating. Maybe it has something to do with my fascination with food? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renae | 5/6/2013

    " I went to graduate school in public health and love reading about food science and nutrition. Definitely not a beach read, but a great book to learn some of the political history and implications surrounding food in the United States. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/11/2013

    " I learned a lot from this book. It's a lot easier to understand why there is such a problem with obesity in this country. She is hard to read; though, I found her very dry, and kept wishing she would provide anecdotes or stories to further explain some of her points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee White | 12/1/2012

    " My world is being rocked... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 9/5/2012

    " The beginning of the cry about how we raise and sell food in this country and around the world "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tam | 5/23/2012

    " Book is outdated. The intro does a good job summarizing her points. The chapters were tedious to read. There were no shocking revelations (somehow I expected some). Bottom line: skip it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/5/2012

    " I first read this in undergrad for an OSLEP class. Re-read it in public health school at Berkeley and am now re-skimming it for my second grad degree. It's just as amazing every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Harshbarger | 3/15/2012

    " Extremely informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/7/2012

    " Tough read but important to know this information. The politics that went into the design of the food pyramid is startling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 7/26/2011

    " Does a wonderful job of explaining the dirty politics of food. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 7/17/2011

    " Really loving this but ready for some fiction... anyone with a reccomendation? I am stuck in a rut. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mereastew | 4/26/2011

    " A bit too long, but very comprehensive. A must for those who get frustrated with similar books that are way too short! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 4/3/2011

    " The book is very comprehensive and can bog down into details a bit, but is very interesting and enlightening about how the food industry and food policies in the United States works. The author does a good job of citing studies and not concluding more out of them than the data really says. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mereastew | 3/29/2011

    " A bit too long, but very comprehensive. A must for those who get frustrated with similar books that are way too short! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaeda | 12/25/2010

    " I never actually finnished this because I let my mom borrow it. She loved it so much that I'm giving it three stars. Besides, I would probably never get through the whole thing anyway. I just never make it through think political books on food. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 10/14/2010

    " Kind of got boring - was interesting to see how the government is skewed by special interest groups so that educational things like the food pyramid, which are supposed to be unbiased, are questionable (portion sizes, meat, dairy). Shines a sad light on how democracy can go askew. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrissy | 6/26/2010

    " "I much prefer the designation 'techno-foods' which, as my colleague Greg Drescher once explained works well 'for want of a better pejorative term.'" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradley | 6/1/2010

    " The book gets a little long and detailed, but if you want a better understanding of political manipulations of our food supply, this book is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 4/14/2010

    " I always find food policy and the history of food in America fascinating. Maybe it has something to do with my fascination with food? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shellie | 4/6/2010

    " The introduction was great, and maybe the first chapter but after that it was far too technical for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 3/7/2010

    " A little slow, but very meaningful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/5/2009

    " Tough read but important to know this information. The politics that went into the design of the food pyramid is startling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 8/15/2009

    " Extremely thorough research, almost to the point of redundancy, powerful and depressing info about the state of our food system's entanglement with industry and government. "

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