A Bone To Pick: The Good and Bad News about Food, With Insights, Wisdom, and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, GMO’s, Farming, and More

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This is a collection of Bittman’s columns about the food industry, our perceptions and misconceptions of food, dietary wisdom, regulations in the food industry, GMO’s, agriculture, the effects of global warming on the food industry, the FDA.
In short, no end to what he’s written about. I’m a fan of his normally, but more so after finishing this, because he lays it out for us in no uncertain terms. It may be a bit much for those who don’t often read non-fiction, or aren’t used to so many statistics in one place, but if you like food, care about food, and care about what’s going on behind the smoke and mirrors operation known as the FDA, well, you should read this collection.
If you’re not a fan of the truth, well, then don’t pick up the book and be set free. There are a lot of ugly truths here that Bittman blows wide open, and often, not only is the truth stranger than fiction, but more alarming. Such is the case here.
Bittman tries to offer some good with the bad; advice on maintainging diets, overall lifestyle changes, how to skirt the GMO issue, among other things.
I learned a lot. It also made me see red for all the shit the FDA pulls and gets away with, often putting thousands of people in harm’s way to make a buck. That part of the book will piss you off, unless you’re an android with an affinity for Big Macs; then, you may just gloss over it.
No matter, you should read it to educate yourself about what’s going on now and what could go on down the road, if things don’t change. Consider yourselves warned.

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~ by generationgbooks on July 8, 2015.

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