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Food, Inc

How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-- and What You Can Do About It
(Book - 2009)
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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "more than a terrific movie-it's an important movie." Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.
Title: Food, Inc
how industrial food is making us sicker, fatter, and poorer-- and what you can do about it
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xi, 321 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Karl Weber
Notes: "A Participant Media guide"--Cover
Contents: Reforming fast food nation: a conversation with Eric Schlosser
Exploring the corporate powers behind the way we eat: the making of Food, Inc. / by Robert Kenner
healthy food, and so much more / by Gary Hirshberg
Food, science, and the challenge of world hunger
who will control the future? / by Peter Pringle
The ethanol scam: burning food to make motor fuel / by Robert Bryce
The climate crisis at the end of our fork / by Anna Lappé
Cheap food: workers pay the price / by Arturo Rodriguez, with Alexa Delwiche and Sheheryar Kaoosji
The financial crisis and world hunger / by Muhammad Yunus
Why bother? / by Michael Pollan
Declare your independence / by Joel Salatin
Eating made simple / by Marion Nestle
Improving kids' nutrition: an action tool kit for parents and citizens / by the Center for Science in the Public Interest
Produce to the people: a prescription for health / by Preston Maring
Additional Contributors: Weber, Karl 1953-
ISBN: 1586486942
Branch Call Number: 338.4766400973 F686 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-280) and index
Subject Headings: Food industry and trade United States
Topical Term: Food industry and trade
LCCN: 2008055405
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Jul 28, 2013
  • lutherabc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I think with the society we live in today, this is a MUST read for everyone!

Jun 25, 2011
  • Geping rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

O: amazing facts i've never really thought about.

Oct 24, 2010
  • lightbytheway rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Food Inc.
Karl Weber

Great informative book and film about today's food industry and how the changes afflicting it reflect in our eating habits, our health and wellness and the survival of our planet. It's a must read for everyone aware of their own life and who take ownership of his actions instead of remaining in the dark and suffer someone else's irresponsibility. You will read the specifics and will certainly realize the need to participate in making good little changes in the right direction.

Oct 28, 2009
  • LibrarianMan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thought provoking book on the dangers of industrial farming and agribusiness and more importantly a way OUT


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