Food Politics. – book review

Food Politics. – book review

David Maloof

BY MARION NESTLE, PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS; $29.95

This devastating analysis of America’s food industry is a story of too many cooks spoiling the broth. The broth is government nutrition policies, and the cooks include Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the food industry. Nestle’s well-documented study of the ways in which big business influences not only our own food choices but also government nutrition policies will terrify you, even if you thought you already knew it all. To show you exactly how corporate control of our food threatens our health, she relies on scientific and government publications as well as on her own experience as an academic nutritionist who has served on government committees. A real page turner, this book will give you metaphoric indigestion–unless, of course, you believe that McDonald’s offers “a nutritious addition to a balanced diet” (as one U.S. Senator declared in 1977).

COPYRIGHT 2002 Weider Publications

COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group