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101 Facts You Should Know About Food

by John Farndon - £6.99  Icon Books (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781840467673 | ISBN 10: 1840467673

• One-third of all fruit and vegetables we eat contain pesticide residues
  • 80% of 10-year-old American girls diet
  • Blueberries may be more effective than drugs in protecting against heart disease
  • The way fast food changes brain chemistry can make it as addictive as heroin
  • Eating less could be the best way to stop growing old
  • 75% of the salt in our diet comes from processed foods
  • A typical family throws away 30–50 kg of food packaging a month
 
From the extraordinary distance our food can travel to reach our tables to the remarkable benefits of eating avocados, John Farndon shows the amazing, often shocking, truth behind the food we eat. Covering everything from the big businesses that control food production around the world to the dangers of food dyes, this book reveals the complex facts behind the simplest of meals.
 
Find out just what GM food is and how scientists are altering what you eat, how food gets its flavour, why some foods are not as nutritious as they should be, why bringing exotic foods to your table may literally cost the Earth, and much more.
 
This is an essential guide to the facts behind food, the one vital thing in your life besides air and water – and the world’s biggest business.

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