By Greg Critser Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Reprint) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fat Land has ratings and reviews. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer said: When this book first came out in , it was an eye-opener, and I can see. “An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser.
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gregg Fat Land highlights the groundbreaking research that implicates cheap fats and sugars as the alarming new metabolic factor making our calories stick and shows how and why children are too often the chief metabolic victims of such foods. This is a book that everyone from the person struggling with obesity to policy makers should read and everyone in between.
Immigrants came through Ellis Island and if they passed they got on train to somewhere else. Tori marked it as to-read Pand 04, I was not as entertained toward the end.
In his illuminating first book which began life as a cover story for Harper’s MagazineCritser details what happened as this river of corn syrup and cheap, lardlike palm oil met with a fast-food marketing strategy that prized sales—via supersized “value” meals—over quality or conscience.
This book has total false advertising. Aside I don’t understand where I got on this kick with these industry-expose books, I seem to find them utterly fascinating, even if they’re about something I already know. Mary marked it as to-read Jul 23, He finds the last group whipsawed by hunger in their native country and excess in their new.
The book starts there, how with budget cuts to the P. It isn’t that one single contributing factor is to blame: You can still be healthy and not fat in America nowadays, it’s just more work because the whole world is encouraging us to be fat!
Determined to satisfy an American public that “wanted what it wanted when it wanted it,” agriculture secretary Earl Butz determined to lower American food prices by ending restrictions on trade and growing. Greg Critser uncovers not just the fast food industry but the slaughterhouse and meat packing industries, the soda industry, frozen foods, corporatized farming, and lland these factors ‘weigh in’ at supermarkets and in school lunches.
I would recommend this book only to those looking to learn something new or expand their knowledge on the subject as those looking for a juicy, captivating book will be thoroughly disappointed with this book. One of my favorite parts about this novel is how the author does not attribute the increasing obesity of our country to one factor.
Ten years ago, everyone in Europe was laughing at fat Americans, blaming the epidemic on their super-sized portions and assuming lazy people just criitser too much fast food.
I assert that it is impossible to critsr this book without changing your diet. And Americans ate it up, increasing the number of meals geeg outside the house.
He does a good job of Now the same thing is happening, firstly in the UK and now in the rest of Europe. Hopefully america will finally come around and realize the evils of high fructose corn syrup, this book is a start in the right direction.
The physiological mechanism causing the increase in obesity is no mystery: For example, in what could be interpreted as a shot at the pro-business right, he reveals how big processed food companies maximize their profits by doing things to food that make it much higher The thing I liked about this book was the author examined the issue on its own terms without revealing any agenda other than concern for the shocking fact that most Americans are now overweight or obese and this is associated with a whole raft of negative health outcomes for the individuals in question.
I was apparently ready for this rite, for, to my delight, I slowly but surely lost the weight. Jul 27, Spook Harrison rated it it was amazing Recommended to Spook by: The answer is simple: This book fritser not a diet book, its a sociology book if anything, but it can help gat people struggling to lose weight.
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Obviously, ffat around in front of the television is less healthy than taking a run, and the amount of people doing this was continuously increasing. It is important to understand which special interests and politics are behind our food choices.
Agricultural secretary Earl Butz opened up free markets to help farmers and steady rfood pr. Upon finishing, you may find yourself hungry for more knowledge.
Obesity is the criitser smoking. Jan 09, Bookguide rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I enjoyed the first half of the book more so than the second half. Preview — Fat Land by Greg Critser. A separate study sharpened the indictment: He refers to an actuarial study by MetLife and then later as by Metropolitan Life. This was a very interesting book.