A Bone to Pick

A Bone to Pick

The Good and Bad News About Food, Along With Wisdom, Insights, and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, GMOs, Farming, and More

Book - 2015
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"Mark Bittman made headlines three years ago when it was revealed that, for the first time, the New York Times opinion page would feature a food writer to help us make sense of the tangled webs of food, health, environment, politics, and culture. As an opinion columnist, Mark has delighted us, enraged us, and inspired us to do more for ourselves and our world with the same no-nonsense style. In the tradition of his NYT bestselling Food Matters, this book collects the best of his columns, updated to reflect the latest research, and tied together with new material to give context and show how far we've come in just a few years. What emerges is a collection that shows us the story of who we are as a nation of cooks, eaters, and voters right now"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Pam Krauss Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9780804186544
0804186545
Branch Call Number: 338.10973 B5488B 2015
Characteristics: xv, 256 pages ; 25 cm

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Sep 20, 2019

I do not normally like these books comprised simply of the author’s collected newspaper articles, but this one is better than most, less repetition and genuinely interesting in spite of a very narrow focus. Criticism of both USDA and FDA for being totally subjugated to regulatory capture is a major theme, and leaves one wondering if improvement in this area will ever be possible, unlike signs of progress in many others like soda taxes, school lunches etc. Admittedly all US issues, but generally applicable nonetheless.

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