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Good, but in a sense flawed,
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This review is from: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture) (Paperback)
This is a very well researched book on the pervasive influence of Politics and Industry on the priduction, marketing and advice on food. I was particularly interested in the latter, where the US FDA Food Pyramid is a key feature of the book. The industry reactions to even the slightest changes to this meant that it became a politicised, and thereby meaningless guide to the public. But the flaw I refer to is that the author herself based her role in these matters on a false premise - that fat is bad, that saturated fat is bad and that carbs should be a large part of everyone's diet. So the book lost credibility in my eyes. Aside from this, it is very thorough and highly (but appropriately) damning of industry, driven, in essence, by greed.