Food Politics

We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States--enough calories to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child twice over--has a downside. Our over-efficient food industry must do everything possible to persuade people to eat more--more food, more often, and in larger portions--no matter what it does to waistlines or well-being. Like manufacturing cigarettes or building weapons, making food is big business. Food companies in 2000 generated nearly $900 billion in sales. They have stakeholders to please, shareholders to satisfy, and government regulations to deal with. It is nevertheless shocking to learn precisely how food companies lobby officials, co-opt experts, and expand sales by marketing to children, members of minority groups, and people in developing countries. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view. Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, Nestle is uniquely qualified to lead us through the maze of food industry interests and influences. She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government dietary advice, schools pushing soft drinks, diet supplements promoted as if they were First Amendment rights. When it comes to the mass production and consumption of food, strategic decisions are driven by economics--not science, not common sense, and certainly not health. No wonder most of us are thoroughly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics will forever change the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this path-breaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

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  • Author : Marion Nestle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 534 pages
  • ISBN : 0520955064
  • Rating : 4/5 from 6 reviews
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Food Politics

Food Politics
  • Author : Marion Nestle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 14 May 2013
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We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States--enough calories to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child twice over--has a downside. Our over-efficient food industry must do everything possible to persuade people to eat more--more food, more often, and

Food Politics

Food Politics
  • Author : Marion Nestle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 14 May 2013
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Examines how marketing practices promote overeating and malnutrition, and discusses the influence the food industry has over government and health care.

Food Politics

Food Politics
  • Author : Marion Nestle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 27 June 2022
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How does the food industry influence what people eat and, therefore, their health? "Food Politics" is a bold, unprecedented behind-the-scenes expose of one of America's biggest and most powerful industries.

Alternative Food Politics

Alternative Food Politics
  • Author : Michelle Phillipov,Katherine Kirkwood
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 December 2018
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Media interest in food has intensified in recent years, leading to a contemporary food landscape where ‘alternative’ food practices are increasingly visible. Concerns that were once exclusively the domain of activist movements motivated by environmental, animal rights, health and anti-corporate agendas are now central to primetime television cooking shows, mobile apps and social media. This book is the first to explore the impact of popular media and culture on contemporary food politics. Through examination of a range of media and

Food Politics

Food Politics
  • Author : Robert Paarlberg,Robert L. Paarlberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 October 2013
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In a lively and easy-to-navigate, question-and-answer format, Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape.

Embodied Food Politics

Embodied Food Politics
  • Author : Professor Michael S Carolan
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 28 November 2012
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While the phenomenon of embodied knowledge is becoming integrated into the social sciences, critical geography, and feminist research agendas it continues to be largely ignored by agro-food scholars. This book helps fill this void by inserting into the food literature living, feeling, sensing bodies and will be of interest to food scholars as well as those more generally interested in the phenomenon known as embodied realism. This book is about the materializations of food politics; "materializations", in this case, referring

Pet Food Politics

Pet Food Politics
  • Author : Marion Nestle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 15 September 2008
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Marion Nestle, acclaimed author of Food Politics, now tells the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys. Nestle follows the trail of tainted pet food ingredients back to their source in China and along the supply chain to their introduction into feed for pigs,

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics
  • Author : Alana Mann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 April 2019
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As awareness of the commodification of food for profit at the expense of our health and the planet grows, this book foregrounds the communicative dimensions of resistance by food movements. Voice and participation are argued by the author to be the means through which rural and urban communities can, and in many cases do, resist the capture of value by corporate actors and work to democratise their foodscapes. Her critical analysis of meaning-making under neo-liberalism suggests that agroecology, as a

The Politics of Food Provisioning in Colombia

The Politics of Food Provisioning in Colombia
  • Author : Felipe Roa-Clavijo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 28 October 2021
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This book explores food provisioning in Colombia by examining the role and impact of the agrarian negotiations which took place in the aftermath of the 2013–2014 national strikes. Most of the research in the field of agrarian studies in Colombia has focused on inequalities in land distribution, the impacts of violent conflict, and most recently, the first phase of the peace agreement implementation. This book links and complements these literatures by critically engaging with an original framework that uncovers the conflicts

Eating Anxiety

Eating Anxiety
  • Author : Chad Lavin
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 07 April 2013
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Debates about obesity are really about the meaning of responsibility. The trend toward local foods reflects the changing nature of space due to new communication technologies. Vegetarian theory capitalizes on biotechnology’s challenge to the meaning of species. And food politics, as this book makes powerfully clear, is actually about the political anxieties surrounding globalization. In Eating Anxiety, Chad Lavin argues that our culture’s obsession with diet, obesity, meat, and local foods enacts ideological and biopolitical responses to perceived

Eat Drink Vote

Eat Drink Vote
  • Author : Marion Nestle
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 03 September 2013
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What's wrong with the US food system? Why is half the world starving while the other half battles obesity? Who decides our food issues, and why can't we do better with labeling, safety, or school food? These are complex questions that are hard to answer in an engaging way for a broad audience. But everybody eats, and food politics affects us all. Marion Nestle, whom Michael Pollan ranked as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama) in Forbes,

Politics of Food

Politics of Food
  • Author : Dani Burrows,Aaron Cezar
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 24 March 2020
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Artists, anthropologists, activists, and others consider the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption. The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists and artist collectives interrogating the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption. As an important document of new research and thinking around the subject, this book, copublished with Delfina Foundation, offers reflections on food by prominent artists, anthropologists, and activists, among others. In interviews, chefs, policy makers, and agronomists critically assess

Food Transgressions

Food Transgressions
  • Author : Dr Colin Sage,Professor Michael K Goodman
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 28 February 2014
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Reconnecting so-called alternative food geographies back to the mainstream food system - especially in light of the discursive and material 'transgressions' currently happening between alternative and conventional food networks, this volume critically interrogates and evaluates what stands for 'food politics' in these spaces of transgression now and in the near future and addresses questions such as: What constitutes 'alternative' food politics specifically and food politics more generally when organic and other 'quality' foods have become mainstreamed? What has been the

Eating Traditional Food

Eating Traditional Food
  • Author : Brigitte Sebastia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 November 2016
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Due to its centrality in human activities, food is a meaningful object that necessarily participates in any cultural, social and ideological construction and its qualification as 'traditional' is a politically laden value. This book demonstrates that traditionality as attributed to foods goes beyond the notions of heritage and authenticity under which it is commonly formulated. Through a series of case studies from a global range of cultural and geographical areas, the book explores a variety of contexts to reveal the

The Politics of Food Sovereignty

The Politics of Food Sovereignty
  • Author : Annie Shattuck,Christina Schiavoni,Zoe VanGelder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 July 2018
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Food sovereignty has been a fundamentally contested concept in global agrarian discourse over the last two decades, as a political project and campaign, an alternative, a social movement, and an analytical framework. It has inspired and mobilized diverse publics: workers, scholars and public intellectuals, farmers and peasant movements, NGOs, and human rights activists in the global North and South. The term ‘food sovereignty’ has become a challenging subject for social science research, and has been interpreted and reinterpreted in a