The Resource In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan

In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan

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In defense of food : an eater's manifesto
Title
In defense of food
Title remainder
an eater's manifesto
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pollan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach.--From publisher description
Title
In defense of food
Creator
Summary
Cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices and discusses the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Award
  • Award/Notable book
  • James Beard Foundation Book Awards, Writing and Literature, 2009.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
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210136
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
613.2
Index
index present
LC call number
RA784
LC item number
.P643 2008a
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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In defense of food
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an eaters manifesto
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In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan
Publication
Note
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-327) and index
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Carrier category
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Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
The age of nutritionism. From foods to nutrients ; Nutritionism defined ; Nutritionism comes to market ; Food science's golden age ; The melting of the lipid hypothesis ; Eat right, get fatter ; Beyond the pleasure principle ; The proof in the low-fat pudding ; Bad science ; Nutritionism's children -- The Western diet and the diseases of civilization. The Aborigine in all of us ; The elephant in the room ; The industrialization of eating : what we do know. From whole foods to refined -- From complexity to simplicity -- From quality to quantity -- From leaves to seeds -- From food culture to food science -- Getting over nutritionism. Escape from the Western diet ; Eat food : food defined ; Mostly plants : what to eat ; Not too much : how to eat
Control code
8286402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
331 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410405371
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007050670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • (OCoLC)ocn185056541
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