Nestle walks readers through every supermarket section--produce, meat, fish, dairy, packaged foods, bottled waters, and more--decoding labels and clarifying nutritional and other claims (in supermarket-speak, for example, "fresh" means most likely to spoil first, not recently picked or prepared), and in so doing explores issues like the effects of food production on our environment, the way pricing works, and additives and their effect on nutrition.
What Nestle reveals is both discouraging and empowering. Through ubiquitous advertising, almost universal food availability, the growth of portion size, and unchecked marketing to kids, were encouraged to eat more than we need, with consequent negative impact on our health. Knowledge is indeed power, and Nestle's lively, witty, and thoroughly enlightening book--the work, readers quickly see, of a food lover intent on increasing sensual satisfaction at table as well as promoting health--will help its readers become completely cognizant about food shopping. It's a must for anyone who eats and buys food and wants to do both better. --Arthur Boehm --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A very good down to earth book by nutrition professor Nestle, that takes you on a virtual stroll through a supermarket food department, thoroughly explaining all food sections and... Read morePublished 6 days ago by JPP
An insightful account of what goes on in the various sections of a supermarket, and some of the interesting politics behind food production and processing. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jorge Martinez
This book is a little out of date (2007 or so) but it's invaluable as far as a reference too. It's so full of so much information that doesn't go out of date and I love Marion's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sam nChicago
I am loving this book by Marion Nestle. She mixes the physiology of our bodies with food politics and opens our eyes to a for-profit industry that we must question for our health.Published 3 months ago by Anne Tunnell
This book is more about how the government doesn't care about us. Very technical, political read. Good for understanding all the awfulness of our food system. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Clementine
Amazing! I was blown away with all of the knowledge she presented in this book. Such a great resource.Published 5 months ago by Ameyers
I really enjoyed this book. I am an avid reader/listener about all things food and it was good for me to get back to what science is saying as opposed to the fads and fancies that... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Emily M Kline