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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

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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 resemblence 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 privleges 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? 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 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Melanie
Dewey number
338.4/766400973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.W339 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food industry and trade
  • Processed foods
  • Food additives
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
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
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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 food -- Sit at home and chew
Control code
1412915
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 267 p.
Isbn
9781451666731
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012042352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1412915
  • (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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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 food -- Sit at home and chew
Control code
1412915
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 267 p.
Isbn
9781451666731
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012042352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1412915
  • (OCoLC)812258027

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