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on March 25, 2015
Fantastic information
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on August 23, 2007
Good information on what the certified "organic" label means. This was also timely in that she talks a lot about the politics surrounding country of origin labeling.

This was an eye opening read in terms of understanding the extent to which genetically modified products are already pervasive in our food supply and also the extent to which our waterways are so polluted that most fish is unsafe to eat for many people.
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on January 29, 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and keep it on my desk for shopping-list reference. It's a long read, but is broken down by food categories which makes it useful as a reference guide. Marion Nestle's advice has been invaluable as I've started a journey toward eating more real food and less processed food. It covers things like food labeling and how the US government is involved in our food processes, how supermarkets place foods throughout the store, and how to end up with the best quality foods in your shopping cart. Every chapter ends with Nestle's personal "here's what I would do" advice. I went organic in December 2009 partly because of the information contained in this book. The next step in my journey is to start eating more locally produced foods, and this book will help me as I go.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2007
I highly recommend this book. Once you understand how you are being manipulated, you don't have to fall for the hype or hocus-pocus. You'll be a smarter and healthier too!
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on March 26, 2015
Very informative
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on November 3, 2006
I found this book to be a good summary of what is out there and what the issues are with eating it. I definitely learned more about the marketing that goes on for the foods and what to watch out for with labelling. Was a little disappointed that there were not more positive suggestions for what you should eat.
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on November 3, 2006
now you can go into a supermaket and know how to read the nutritional labels and begin to understand what alot of the ingredients both good and bad arw doing for your health.
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on August 8, 2008
This book answers practically every question that today's confused American consumer could possibly have about food. It is valuable information, organized to be very user-friendly. Ms. Nestle cuts through the conflicting information that is available regarding so much of our food supply, and offers clear, sane guidance that will be a benefit to anyone who seeks it.
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on August 28, 2008
This book was recommended based on interest in the book "In Defense of Food" which I loved. This book has the information that shows people are too hung up on balancing a diet, when eating FOOD is really what we need to focus on, fruits, vegetables, etc. that give individual bodies nutrients and energy without having to calculate and quantify all elements of food.
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on August 30, 2009
I read this once just because people told me it was a good read for anyone interested in nutrition, but then I bought it for a resource book for my home. Nestle is very balanced...she's not out to demonize and admits to the occasional "bad food" just like the rest of us.
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