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The Resource Bad foods : changing attitudes about what we eat, Michael E. Oakes

Bad foods : changing attitudes about what we eat, Michael E. Oakes

Label
Bad foods : changing attitudes about what we eat
Title
Bad foods
Title remainder
changing attitudes about what we eat
Statement of responsibility
Michael E. Oakes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bad Foods demonstrates how a variety of historical or political events and personalities have shaped our current views of good nutrition. On several occasions in American history concerns have arisen over the safety of our food supply (e.g., harmful ingredients in processed foods) and the potential that processing might deplete foods of their nutrients. These concerns help explain how food characteristics such as freshness, natural, organic, and unprocessed have become important to Americans.Bad Foods traces how the food nutrients fat, salt, and sugar have acquired negative reputations for health as well as any controversies and outright misconceptions of the dangers of these nutrients. Bad Foods also explores confusion that can in part be attributed to biased media coverage about foods. Modern Americans are routinely bombarded with information about the health value of certain foods and the dangers of others. Frequently, health information about certain nutrients receives exaggerated coverage (e.g., dietary fat) while the importance of other nutrients gets ignored (e.g., vitamins and minerals). Moreover, health information about foods is often perceived as contradictory.While some readers may be startled by what they perceive to be a challenge to sacred beliefs about foods, others will see the honesty in both the research and the writing and recognize the social benefits of examining our beliefs about foods. Bad Foods will be of interest to sociologists, food science specialists, and social historians."--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oakes, Michael E.,
Dewey number
613.2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nutrition
  • Food habits
Label
Bad foods : changing attitudes about what we eat, Michael E. Oakes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published 2004 by Transaction Publishers
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • chapter 5 Sowing Sugar’s Bitter Harvest
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 6 Four of America’s Legendary Favorites
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 7 Conclusion
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • Chapter 1 What’s in a Name?
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 2 We Are What We Eat
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 3 The Fat is in the Fire
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 4 The Worth of One’s Salt
  • Michael E. Oakes
Control code
on1007520916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351322942
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007520916
Label
Bad foods : changing attitudes about what we eat, Michael E. Oakes
Publication
Note
Originally published 2004 by Transaction Publishers
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • chapter 5 Sowing Sugar’s Bitter Harvest
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 6 Four of America’s Legendary Favorites
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 7 Conclusion
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • Chapter 1 What’s in a Name?
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 2 We Are What We Eat
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 3 The Fat is in the Fire
  • Michael E. Oakes
  • chapter 4 The Worth of One’s Salt
  • Michael E. Oakes
Control code
on1007520916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351322942
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007520916

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