Formerly Known As Food

How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture
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Product Number: Z100126249
Released: Jun 19, 2018
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ISBN: #9781427294067
Narrator/s: Jennywren Walker
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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"Unless you make it yourself, you have no idea what you are eating and Kristin Lawless explains why. You better read this book before you put another bite of food in your or your kids mouths!" -Laurie David, Academy Award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth and Fed Up From the voice of a new generation of food activists, a passionate and deeply-researched call for a new food movement. If you think buying organic from Whole Foods is protecting you, you're wrong. Our food-even what we're told is good for us-has changed for the worse in the past 100 years, its nutritional content deteriorating due to industrial farming and its composition altered due to the addition of thousands of chemicals from pesticides to packaging. We simply no longer know what we're eating. In Formerly Known as Food, Kristin Lawless argues that, because of the degradation of our diet, our bodies are literally changing from the inside out. The billion-dollar food industry is reshaping our food preferences, altering our brains, changing the composition of our microbiota, and even affecting the expression of our genes. Lawless chronicles how this is happening and what it means for our bodies, health, and survival. An independent journalist and nutrition expert, Lawless is emerging as the voice of a new generation of food thinkers. After years of "eat this, not that" advice from doctors, journalists, and food faddists, she offers something completely different. Lawless presents a comprehensive explanation of the problem-going beyond nutrition to issues of food choice, class, race, and gender-and provides a sound and simple philosophy of eating, which she calls the "Whole Egg Theory." Destined to set the debate over food politics for the next decade, Formerly Known as Food speaks to a new generation looking for a different conversation about the food on our plates.

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Author(s): Kristin Lawless
Original Publish Date: Jun 19, 2018

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Formerly Known As Food
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Product Number:Z100126249
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Author(s): Kristin Lawless
Narrator(s): Jennywren Walker
Product Number DD38469
Released: Jun 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427297891
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Author(s): Kristin Lawless
Product Number EB00716452
Released: Jun 19, 2018
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781466890565

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"Narrator Jennywren Walker blends directness and dismay in this distressing message about how we are really not eating food anymore, but rather, highly industrialized food products. Walker effectively conveys the author's powerful message about how industry-influenced dietary guidelines have affected our bodies on the microscopic level and how the food industry affects how we view food. Walker tempers her tone to emphasize the sobering statistics on increasing numbers of food-related childhood ailments and diseases. Her highly modulated narration also conveys disgust at big food corporations' profit-based-goals, which supersede consumers' health. Although the obstacles examined are considerable and complex, Walker infuses hope with suggestions for actions that will allow consumers to be more educated and in control of the food system and, thereby, their own health. M.F. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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