Britain is second only to America in its ferocious appetite for junk food and annually our supermarket trolleys groan under the weight of billions of ?'s worth of even more chemicalised, processed 'food'. Whilst all this helps us spend less time in the kitchen, the unwelcome payoff is that we spend more time with the doctor as this addictive- and additive-laden stuff wreaks havoc on mind and body. Adult digestions find it almost impossible to cope with this Frankenfood but many of our children suffer even more grievously and are hyperactive, some of them inevitably the prison inmates of the very near future. As for our pets- and their 'food'? How all this came about, the illnesses that are caused and what we can do before we all drown in this flood of baneful chemicals and technology is here clearly set out in an expose of a food industry increasingly obsessed with 'gee-whiz' American shortcuts and with profit, not people. But whether we like it or not we are all responsible for our own well-being and this book spells bad news for soft options, a fact that the authors acknowledge will mean that this message will be ignored by 9 out of 10.