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on 9 August 2012
A very readable account of the current state of the food business. Even after four years of publication, the contents is very relevant to stories we read in the media today, providing a background for why the UK dairy farmers are not getting paid fairly for their milk, and what it can mean to the world population that the US corn production has been affected so severely by drought. Although most of the information builds on information readily available in the news, the chapter on fats brought with it some surprising facts. I must admit I had never considered what kind of fat replaced trans fats, I just assumed that the replacement fat was somehow better. Little did I know that trans fat was replaced with something called interesterified vegetable oil which, after a little research on the net, even food scientists admit "is not metabolized easily". One study revealed that "people's glucose went up to prediabetic levels and insulin went down.". So the verdict is still clearly out on fats used in food processing, and as long as government is unwilling to regulate the food industry, we need journalists like Felicity Lawrence to help us know what is good for us as consumers and to keep the food business on its toes.
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on 17 June 2016
A book which should be read by everyone who has even a minimum interest in the food we eat, our own health and the environment. Felicity Lawrence has been explaining and exposing the practices of the food industry for years. It's an outstanding book, alongside her other titles.
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on 19 June 2018
An incredible eye opener and a must read for anyone who even just cares a tiny little bit about their mind, body and the planet. These aren't the kind of things you read in the paper, because it would be too shocking to print. Nonetheless, you need to know this information and make personal changes if you feel moved to do so.
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on 20 March 2013
Indeed an interesting read, and there is certainly plenty one can learn from this book, but the amount of appeals to emotion, unrelated facts and 'fluff' tends to get in the way.

Mundane facts are presented in a way to make them seem like dramatic revolutions, and what could be a simple table of information instead gets chapters devoted to bias interpretation. There is still plenty to be learned from in this book, and it would seem to be well researched, but it could be about 35% shorter and not lose any interesting content.

Still, anyone interested in the industry will enjoy this book.
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on 5 December 2017
Everybody should read this book. Lawrence explains how our food has been modified and manipulated for profit. It's a scary tale but the way out of the dark is through!
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on 12 June 2015
Exposes just what a predicament we are in as a planet. Everything we touch these days seems to be so intimately connected to each other that I fear we are galloping to perdition as a species. No one will listen to me !; What is sad is no one will take any notice of people like Richard Attenborough ..........sad. But the book is full of info!!
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on 5 April 2018
no probs
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on 25 December 2017
Brilliant book and arrived quickly
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on 28 March 2010
An absolutely fascinating piece of investigative journalism. Excellent insight in to the machinations of the politics of the food industry. Also examines the vital role of nutrition in health. Challenges all that empty marketing by the food industry , that we are constantly bombarded with, that showers us with health claims for their products and that often is predicated on our ignorance and our wish to be healthy. Easy to read. Well thought out. Coherent and balanced. Cant recommend it enough.
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on 5 January 2015
A brilliant very well written and easy to read exposure on the foods we are sold and the giants of the food industry making foods that we just should NOT be eating. Read her other book first ' Not On the Label ' and then you can make important informed decisions on the foods you buy and eat. Essential reading for everyone. Life changing.
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