[bksvol-discuss] Re: Book Request

  • From: Anastasia Saridakis <anamatia81@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 10:13:28 -0800 (PST)

My library has it so if no one else wants it  I'll scan it if you will edit.
Let me know

Natasha & Fossey <guidingpaws@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:       My library doesn't 
have this  book or I'd scan it myself. I'd love to see What to Eat by Marion 
Nestle  in the collection. I'm  willing to validate. 
 Here is what amazon has to say  about it.
 How do we choose what to eat? Buffeted by health claims--should we, for  
example, restrict our intake of carbs or fats or both? Is organic food better  
for us?--we become confused and tune out. In supermarkets we buy  
semi-consciously, unaware that our choices are carefully orchestrated by  
sophisticated marketing strategies concerned only with the bottom line. That we 
 should confront such persuasion is the major point made by 
nutritionist-consumer  advocate Marion Nestle in her extraordinary What to Eat, 
an  aisle-by-aisle guide to supermarket buying and thus an anatomy of American 
food  business. "The way food is situated in today's society discourages 
healthful  food choices," Nestle tells us, a fact that finds literal 
representation in our  supermarkets, where food placement--dependant on 
"slotting fees," guaranteed  advertising and other incentives--determines every 
purchase we make.  Nestle walks readers through every supermarket 
section--produce, meat, fish, 
 dairy, packaged foods, bottled waters, and more--decoding labels and 
clarifying  nutritional and other claims (in supermarket-speak, for example, 
"fresh" means  most likely to spoil first, not recently picked or prepared), 
and in so doing  explores issues like the effects of food production on our 
environment, the way  pricing works, and additives and their effect on 
What Nestle reveals is both discouraging and empowering. Through ubiquitous  
advertising, almost universal food availability, the growth of portion size, 
and  unchecked marketing to kids, we?re encouraged to eat more than we need, 
with  consequent negative impact on our health. Knowledge is indeed power, and  
Nestle's lively, witty, and thoroughly enlightening book--the work, readers  
quickly see, of a food lover intent on increasing sensual satisfaction at table 
 as well as promoting health--will help its readers become completely cognizant 
 about food shopping. It's a must for anyone who eats and buys food and wants 
to  do both better. --Arthur Boehm --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. 


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