Not On the Label

Not On the Label : What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate

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A shocking and highly readable expose of the state of the food production industry in Britain today. Felicity Lawrence will take some of the most popular foods we eat at home to show how the food industry in Britain causes ill health, environmental damage, urban blight, starving smallholders in Africa and Asia, and illegal labourers smuggled and exploited in Britain.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 124 x 194 x 20mm | 200g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141015667
  • 9780141015668
  • 155,324

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493 ratings
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4 43% (213)
3 19% (94)
2 3% (17)
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I don't have time to write a full review, but I am very happy with this purchase. Felicity Lawrence investigates the food industry, not only in Britain, but worldwide. This is a reference for many other articles and books dedicated to the same topic - but it is nicely written, in simple language. My english vocabulary is not great, but I understand everything in this book, and I've learned a lot! This is an exiting read, and I will definitively think twice before buying washed and bagged lettuce from the supermarket. For scandinavians, I also recommend "Den hemmelige kokken" by Mats-Eric Nilsson, which is written on the same topic, but more speficially about the swedish market. Did you know that: - Bagged ready-to-eat lettuce is washed and desinfected with chlorine. "The chlorine level is usually maintained at a minimum of 50 mg per litre - twenty times higher than in the averge swimming pool."? (p. 31) - The chicken available in stores might be mixed with protein from beef-waste, which makes it possible to add water to the product, to make it look bigger. Muslims might regard this as an etichal problem.show more
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