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Appetite for profit : how the food industry undermines our health and how to fight back

Simon, Michele (Michele R.)

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  • Creator Michele Simon
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Nation Books, 2006.
  • Physical Details
    • xxii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 1560259329, 9781560259329
  • OCLC ocm74490503

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Anatomy of a food corporation: why we can't trust them -- Personal responsibility, energy balance, and other distractions -- Freedom from choice: distortions of all-American values -- Nutriwashing fast food -- Nutriwashing processed foods -- "Responsible marketing" to kids -- Exposing government complicity -- Co-opting the science -- Eating in the dark: nutrition labeling in restaurants -- Battling big food in schools -- Regulating junk food marketing to children -- Scapegoating the lawyers -- The bigger picture -- App.1. Anti-glossary -- App.2. Guide to industry groups and spin doctoring -- App.3. Myth vs. reality: nutrition labeling at fast-food and other chain restaurants -- App.4. Taking back our schools -- App.5. Protect your legal rights -- App.6. Resources for positive change