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

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

Label
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto
Title
In defense of food
Title remainder
an eater's manifesto
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pollan
Title variation
In defense of food
Title variation remainder
an eaters manifesto
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
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
Writing style
Award
  • James Beard Foundation Book Awards, Writing and Literature, 2009.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
210136
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
613
Index
index present
Intended audience
1390
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
RA784
LC item number
.P643 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an eater's manifesto
Label
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
20983409
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781594201455
Lccn
2007037552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594201455
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn173243755
  • (OCoLC)173243755
Label
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
20983409
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781594201455
Lccn
2007037552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594201455
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn173243755
  • (OCoLC)173243755

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