Most helpful positive review
Very thought provoking
on 28 April 2013
I would urge anybody who is concerned about the health of their own and future generations to read this book. Not necessarily to agree with everything set down here but to look at some the arguments for a much more critical approach to our major food producers. Is it right, for example, that we (rightly) tax tobacco and alcohol in part to discourage consumption and yet we do not tax highly sugared and fatty foods?
A central thesis of the book is that many of the more harmful foods are addictive in much the same way as many drugs. They trigger similar reactions in the brain.
It's relatively short, well argued and easy to read. Controversial and stimulating.