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Author Winson, Anthony, 1952-

Title The industrial diet : the degradation of food and the struggle for healthy eating / Anthony Winson.

Imprint Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2013.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 340 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Issued By Co-published by: NYU Press.
Contents pt. 1. Food environments from palaeolithic times. Between producers and eaters : shaping mass diets -- Discordant diets, unhealthy people -- From neolithic to capitalist diets -- pt. 2. The beginnings of the industrial diet, 1870-1940. From patent flour to Wheaties -- Pushing product for profit : early branding -- pt. 3. The intensification of the industrial diet, 1945-80. Speeding up the making of food -- The simplification of whole food -- Adulteration and the rise of pseudo foods -- The spatial colonization of the industrial diet : the supermarket -- Meals away from home : the health burden of restaurant chains -- pt. 4. Globalization and resistance in the neo-liberal era. The industrial diet goes global -- Transformative food movements and the struggle for healthy eating -- Case studies of a transformative food movement -- Toward a sustainable and ethical health-based dietary regime.
Summary The Industrial Diet chronicles the long-term transformation of food from a natural resource into an edible commodity that far too often fails to nourish us. Anthony Winson reveals how a combination of technological changes, population growth, and political and economic factors helped constitute and transform mass dietary regimes from the nineteenth century to the present day, and he offers new evidence linking broad-based dietary changes with negative health effects. With its focus on the degradation of food and the emergent struggle for healthful eating, this book encourages us to reflect on the state of our food environments and to create realistic and innovative strategies that can lead to a healthier future.
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Subject Nutrition -- History.
Diet -- History.
Food industry and trade -- Political aspects.
Food industry and trade -- Technological innovations.
Food industry and trade -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Winson, Anthony. Industrial diet. Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2013 9780774825511 (DLC) 2013427990 (OCoLC)828140564
ISBN 9780774825535 (e-book)