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Title:
Food politics : how the food industry influences nutrition and health
Author:
Nestle, Marion.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: the food industry and "eat more". Undermining dietary advice. From "eat more" to "eat less, " 1900-1990 -- Politics versus science: opposing the food pyramid, 1991-1992 -- "Deconstructing" dietary advice. Working the system. Influencing government: food lobbies and lobbyists -- Co-opting nutrition professionals -- Winning friends, disarming critics -- Playing hardball: legal and not. Exploiting kids, corrupting schools. Starting early: underage consumers -- Pushing soft drinks: "pouring rights". Deregulating dietary supplements. Science versus supplements:"a gulf of mutual incomprehension" -- Making health claims legal: the supplement industry's war with the FDA -- Deregulation and its consequences. Inventing techno-foods. Go forth and fortify -- Beyond fortification: making foods functional -- Selling the ultimate techno-food: olestra.
ISBN:
9780520224650
Format :
Book