Marion Nestle, author of the critically acclaimed Food Politics, argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures. It involves politics. When it comes to food safety, billions of dollars are at stake, and industry, government, and consumers collide over issues of values, economics, and political power - and not always in the public interest. Although the debates may appear to be about science, Nestle maintains that they really are about control: Who decides when food is safe? Accessible, informed, and even-handed, Safe Food is for anyone who cares how food is produced and wants to know more about the real issues underlying today's headlines. It should be of interest to everyone who eats and wants food to be safe - from general readers to students, farmers, scientists, and anyone connected with food industry or government.
An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid the groundwork for today's food revolution and changed the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. Now, a new introduction and concluding chapter bring us up to date on the key events in that movement. This path-breaking, prize-winning book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.
Marion Nestle's What To Eat is a new guide for a new era in American food and nutrition. The one book that tells you everything you need to know about food, with clarity, insight, wit, and wisdom. Today's supermarkets and specialty shops offer more choices than ever, and we are ever more interested in food - and ever more conscious of what we eat. How can we answer the simple question "What to eat?" Fortunately, Marion Nestle - renowned for her sage advice about food and nutrition - is here to cut through the confusion and help us make the best choices for ourselves and our families. In concise, authoritative chapters, she explains everything we need to know about foods - from produce, meats, and dairy to take-out and bottled water. She translates product labels and marketing jargon, shows how the big food companies try to influence our choices, and tells us which food trends to embrace and which to beware - all with her characteristic blend of expertise, skepticism, humor, and delight in the pleasure of the table.