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Food, Inc. [electronic resource] : how industrial food is making us sicker, fatter and poorer-- and what you can do about it / edited by Karl Weber.

Weber, Karl, 1953- (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780786748051 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0786748052 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780786741410 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0786741414 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 321 p.)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Reforming fast food nation: a conversation with Eric Schlosser -- Exploring the corporate powers behind the food we eat: the making of Food, Inc / by Robert Kenner -- Organics-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 your fork / by Anna Lappe -- 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.
Summary, etc.: From the Publisher: 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.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Food industry and trade > United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Industries > Food Industry.
Genre: Electronic books.

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