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

Warner, Melanie. (Author).

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 338.476 WAR (Text) 33187003725369 Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Hanover Branch 338.4766 WAR (Text) 39391100194404 Nonfiction Available -
Middletown Fall Creek Twp PL - Middletown 338.4 WAR (Text) 76331000129184 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 338.4766 WAR (Text) 78551000511217 Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 338.476 WAR 2013 (Text) 39206020768600 NonFiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 338.47664 Warner (Text) 78292000328087 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451666731 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 267 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-245) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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? Former York Times health columnist Melanie Warner combines deep investigatory reporting, culinary history, and cultural analysis, to find out how we got here and what it is we're really eating. Vividly written and meticulously researched, Pandora's Lunchbox 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), Warner 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Food industry and trade > United States.
Processed foods > Health aspects.
Food additives > Health aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition.

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