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The Resource Pandora's lunchbox : how processed food took over the American meal, Melanie Warner

Pandora's lunchbox : how processed food took over the American meal, Melanie Warner

Label
Pandora's lunchbox : how processed food took over the American meal
Title
Pandora's lunchbox
Title remainder
how processed food took over the American meal
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Warner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From breakfast cereal to frozen pizza to nutrition bars, processed foods are a fundamental part of our diet, accounting for 65% of our nation's yearly calories. Over the past century, technology has transformed the American meal into a chemical-laden smorgasbord of manipulated food products that bear little resemblance to what our grandparents ate. Despite the growing presence of farmers' markets and organic offerings, food additives and chemical preservatives are nearly impossible to avoid, and even the most ostensibly healthy foods contain multisyllabic ingredients with nearly untraceable origins. The far-reaching implications of the industrialization of the food supply that privileges cheap, plentiful, and fast food have been well documented. They are dire. But how did we ever reach the point where 'pink slime' is an acceptable food product? Is anybody regulating what makes it into our food? What, after all, is actually safe to eat? Here the author, a former New York Times health columnist combines deep investigatory reporting, culinary history, and cultural analysis, to find out how we got here and what it is we are really eating. This book blows the lid off the largely undocumented world of processed foods and food manipulation. From the vitamin "enrichments" to our fortified cereals and bread, to the soy mixtures that bolster chicken (and often outweigh the actual chicken included), the author lays bare the dubious nutritional value and misleading labels of chemically-treated foods, as well as the potential price we, and our children, may pay.--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Melanie
Dewey number
338.4/766400973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.W339 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food industry and trade
  • Processed foods
  • Food additives
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Behandeltes Lebensmittel
  • Lebensmittelindustrie
  • Zusatzstoff
  • USA
  • Food industry and trade
  • Processed foods
  • Food additives
Label
Pandora's lunchbox : how processed food took over the American meal, Melanie Warner
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/731/9781451666731/image/lgcover.9781451666731.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Weird science -- The crusading chemist -- The quest for eternal cheese -- Extruded and gun puffed -- Putting Humpty Dumpty back together again -- Better living through chemistry -- The joy of soy -- Extended meat -- Why chicken needs chicken flavor -- Healthy processed foods -- Sit at home and chew
Control code
ocn812258027
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781451666748
Lccn
2012042352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451666731
  • (OCoLC)812258027
Label
Pandora's lunchbox : how processed food took over the American meal, Melanie Warner
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/731/9781451666731/image/lgcover.9781451666731.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Weird science -- The crusading chemist -- The quest for eternal cheese -- Extruded and gun puffed -- Putting Humpty Dumpty back together again -- Better living through chemistry -- The joy of soy -- Extended meat -- Why chicken needs chicken flavor -- Healthy processed foods -- Sit at home and chew
Control code
ocn812258027
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781451666748
Lccn
2012042352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451666731
  • (OCoLC)812258027

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