Topic: "Food & Health"

What we eat, how we obtain it, and also prescription drug use and its prevalence in our society is examined. Food & drug production and FDA regulation and corruption are also highlighted, and our lifestyles’ environmental, physical, and psychological impacts. Solutions proposed to deal with obesity, sickness, and famine involve holistic, sustainable approaches to agriculture and lifestyle.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Michael Pollen
What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health: a manifesto for our times. “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, the well-considered answers he provides to the questions posed in the bestselling The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That’s a lengthy list of charges, but Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning.

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Food, Inc. (2008)

Food, Inc. (2008)

An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry. Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and In Defense of Food author Michael Pollan as a springboard to exploring where the food we purchase at the grocery store really comes from, and what it means for the health of future generations.

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American Mania: When More Is Not Enough

American Mania: When More Is Not Enough

Peter C. Whybrow
Despite an astonishing appetite for life, more and more Americans are feeling overworked and dissatisfied. In the world’s most affluent nation, epidemic rates of stress, anxiety, depression, obesity, and time urgency are now grudgingly accepted as part of everyday existence […]

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Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

by Pamela C. Ronald & Raoul W. Adamchak
With the world’s population projected to grow some 50 percent by midcentury, rigorous agricultural planning becomes indispensable to forestall the onset of ecological and human disaster. Ronald and Adamchak [...]

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The Big Fix: How The Pharmaceutical Industry Rips Off American Consumers

The Big Fix: How The Pharmaceutical Industry Rips Off American Consumers

by Katharine Greider
As the pharmaceutical industry invests more and more in the development of new drugs, true breakthroughs are few and far between. Into the breach comes a panoply of product-line extensions and me-too drugs aimed at grabbing [...]

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