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    Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About it (Paperback) Edited by Participant Media, Edited by Karl Weber

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    DescriptionFood, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "more than a terrific movie--it's an important movie." Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.


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    Title
    Food Inc.: A Participant Guide
    Subtitle
    How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About it
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Participant Media, Edited by Karl Weber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781586486945
    ISBN 10: 1586486942
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Libri: I-DI
    BISAC V2.8: HEA017000
    Ingram Subject Code: DI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24630
    BIC subject category V2: JFCV
    B&T General Subject: 290
    BISAC V2.8: TEC012000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070010
    B&T Approval Code: G45704844
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070000
    DC22: 338.47664
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338.47664009
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC22: 338.4/766400973
    LC classification: HD9005 .F6582 2009
    Thema V1.0: MBNH3, JBCC4, KNA
    Edition
    1, Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    1st Media tie-in
    Illustrations note
    Some charts/graphs
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    PublicAffairs,U.S.
    Publication date
    07 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Karl Weber is a writer and editor based in New York. He collaborated with Muhammad Yunus on his bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty, edited The Best of I. F. Stone, and, with Andrew W. Savitz, co-authored The Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social, and Environmental Success-And How You Can Too.
    Review quote
    David Denby, New Yorker "Those of us who avoid junk food, with many sighs of relief and self-approval, may still be eating junk a good deal of the time. This enraging fact, which will not surprise anyone who has read such muckraking books as Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" (2001) and Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" (2006), is one of the discomforting meanings of the powerful new documentary "Food, Inc.," an angry blast of disgust aimed at the American food industry." The American Conservative "If you care about what you're eating, you should see the new documentary Food Inc." Takepart.com "Most of you have probably heard about Food, Inc., the movie, but did you also know there's a companion book to the film? The book explores the challenges raised by the movie in fascinating depth through 13 essays, most of them written especially for this book, and many by experts featured in the film. Highlights include chapters by Michael Pollan (Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food), Anna Lappe (Hope's Edge and Grub), Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation and film co-producer), Robert Kenner (film director), and a chapter on asking the right questions from Sustainable Table! The book is so popular it's already in its fourth printing."