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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Pollan, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
RA784
LC item number
.P643 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QU 145
NLM item number
P771i 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nutrition
  • Food habits
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Ernährungsgewohnheit
  • Ernährung
  • Zivilisationskrankheit
  • Ernährungserziehung
  • Voedingsgewoonten
  • Food habits
  • Nutrition
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in the United States of America by The Penguin Press 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [206]-228) and index
Contents
pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. 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 -- pt. 3. Getting over nutritionism. -- Escape from the Western diet -- Eat food : food defined -- Mostly plants : what to eat -- Not too much : how to eat
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780143114963
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262428542
  • (OCoLC)ocn262428542
Label
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan
Publication
Note
First published in the United States of America by The Penguin Press 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [206]-228) and index
Contents
pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. 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 -- pt. 3. Getting over nutritionism. -- Escape from the Western diet -- Eat food : food defined -- Mostly plants : what to eat -- Not too much : how to eat
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780143114963
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262428542
  • (OCoLC)ocn262428542

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