Formerly Known as Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture Audiobook, by Kristin Lawless Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Kristin Lawless Narrator: Jennywren Walker Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427294067

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From the voice of a new generation of food activists, a passionate and deeply researched call for a new food movement.

If you think buying organic from Whole Foods is protecting you, you’re wrong. Our food—even what we’re told is good for us—has changed for the worse in the past 100 years, its nutritional content deteriorating due to industrial farming and its composition altered due to the addition of thousands of chemicals from pesticides to packaging. We simply no longer know what we’re eating.

In Formerly Known as Food, Kristin Lawless argues that, because of the degradation of our diet, our bodies are literally changing from the inside out. The billion-dollar food industry is reshaping our food preferences, altering our brains, changing the composition of our microbiota, and even affecting the expression of our genes. Lawless chronicles how this is happening and what it means for our bodies, health, and survival.

An independent journalist and nutrition expert, Lawless is emerging as the voice of a new generation of food thinkers. After years of “eat this, not that” advice from doctors, journalists, and food faddists, she offers something completely different. Lawless presents a comprehensive explanation of the problem—going beyond nutrition to issues of food choice, class, race, and gender—and provides a sound and simple philosophy of eating, which she calls the “Whole Egg Theory.”

Destined to set the debate over food politics for the next decade, Formerly Known as Food speaks to a new generation looking for a different conversation about the food on our plates.

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  • “Narrator Jennywren Walker blends directness and dismay in this distressing message…[and] effectively conveys the author’s powerful message about how industry-influenced dietary guidelines have affected our bodies on the microscopic level and how the food industry affects how we view food. Walker tempers her tone to emphasize the sobering statistics on increasing numbers of food-related childhood ailments and diseases.”

    - AudioFile
  • “In this revelatory survey of the dangers of the industrial food system, Lawless offers crucial tools for navigating it safely. The best ones have nothing to do with shopping advice.”

    - Naomi Klein, New York Times bestselling author
  • “A stirring call to action to improve the awareness and, ultimately, health of all of us.”

    - Mark Bittman, New York Times bestselling author and television host
  • “An astute and straightforward examination of how eaters have been duped.”

    - CivilEats
  • “This well-researched study is sure to sound alarms and spark changes.”

    - Booklist
  • “Unless you make it yourself, you have no idea what you are eating and Kristin Lawless explains why. You better read this book before you put another bite of food in your or your kids mouths!”

    - Laurie Lennard, Academy Award–winning producer


  • A Bustle Pick of 17 Best Nonfiction Books of the Month
  • A Revelator Selection of 16 New Environmental Books

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About the Author

Kristin Lawless is an author and journalist focusing on the intersections of food, health, politics, and culture. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Newsweek, Vice, Huffington Post, Civil Eats, and Grist, as well as in academic journals. She is a certified nutrition educator and works as a nutrition consultant with various doctors in New York City.

About the Narrator

Jennywren Walker is a voice artist and audiobook narrator.