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Food PoliticsFood Politics

How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health

Marion Nestle

James Beard Foundation Literary Award; Award for Excellence in Professional/Scholarly Publishing (Association of American Publishers)

Narrated by Kate Reading

Available from Audible

Book published by University of California Press

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 pathbreaking, prize-winning book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Author of Nutrition in Clinical Practice, she has served as a nutrition policy advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services and as a member of nutrition and science advisory committees to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. She is the author of Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (UC Press) and What to Eat.

Kate Reading (narrator) has narrated more than a hundred audiobooks for major companies and is the winner of multiple Earphones Awards (AudioFile).


“Combining the scientific background of a researcher and the skills of a teacher, Nestle has made a complex subject easy to understand.”

New York Times

“If you eat, you should read this book.”

—Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

“Controversial.... Dishes up many of the industry's dirtiest secrets: how multinational companies spend billions to convince us that unhealthy foods are good for us and lobby the government to sway dietary regulations and subsidies in their favor.”

Village Voice

“[A]n excellent introduction to how decisions are made in Washington—and their effects on consumers.”

The Nation

“Provocative and highly readable.”


“Essential reading for anyone seriously interested in addressing the nutritional dilemma facing the United States.”


“Thought-provoking.... Voting with our forks for a healthier society, Nestle shows us, is within our power.”

Los Angeles Times


Introduction: The Food Industry and "Eat More"

From "Eat More" to "Eat Less" 1900-1990

Politics vs. Science: Opposing the Food Pyramid

"Deconstructing" Dietary Advice

Influencing Government

Co-opting Nutrition Pros

Winning Friends, Disarming Critics

Playing Hardball

Starting Early: Underage Consumers

Pushing Soft Drinks

Science vs. Supplements

Making Health Claims Legal: The Supplement Industry's War with the FDA

Deregulation and Its Consequences

Go Forth and Fortify

Beyond Fortification: Making Foods Functional

Selling the Ultimate Techno-Food: Olestra

The Politics of Food Choice

Afterward: Food Politics Five Years Later and Beyond

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