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Main Title Food politics : how the food industry influences nutrition and health /
Author Nestle, Marion,
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 46884159
ISBN 0520224655; 9780520224650; 0520240677; 9780520240674
Subjects Nutrition policy--United States ; Food--Marketing--Moral and ethical aspects--United States ; Food industry and trade--United States ; Politics ; Politique nutritionnelle ; Industrie alimentaire ; Régimes alimentaires ; Nutrition humaine ; Ethique ; Effets sur la santé ; Etats-Unis d'Amérique ; Levensmiddelenindustrie ; Overheidsbeleid ; Ethische aspecten ; Ernährungsgewohnheit ; Ernährungspolitik ; Ethik ; Lebensmittelindustrie ; USA ; Industrie agro-alimentaire--âEtats-Unis ; Politique alimentaire--Etats-Unis ; Food Industry--United States ; Politics--United States ; Ernèahrungsgewohnheit ; Ernèahrungspolitik
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ELBM  TX360.U6N47 2002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/22/2014
EOAM  WA695.N47 2002 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 10/24/2003
Collation xii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-438) and index.
Contents Notes
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. [In this book, the author] examines what she sees as the industry's manipulation of America's eating habits while enumerating many conflicts of interest among nutritional authorities. Combining the scientific background of a researcher and the skills of a teacher, she has made a complex subject easy to understand.-Back cover.