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5.0 out of 5 stars Reads like a crime novel, 9 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Eat Your Heart Out: Why the food business is bad for the planet and your health (Paperback)
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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