Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

by Eric Schlosser

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780395977897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A journalist explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

Chew On This

Chew On This
Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food

by Charles Wilson,Eric Schlosser

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2012-08-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0547531168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kids love fast food. And the fast food industry definitely loves kids. It couldn’t survive without them. Did you know that the biggest toy company in the world is McDonald’s? It’s true. In fact, one out of every three toys given to a child in the United States each year is from a fast food restaurant. Not only has fast food reached into the toy industry, it’s moving into our schools. One out of every five public schools in the United States now serves brand name fast food. But do kids know what they’re eating? Where do fast food hamburgers come from? And what makes those fries taste so good? When Eric Schlosser’s best-selling book, Fast Food Nation, was published for adults in 2001, many called for his groundbreaking insight to be shared with young people. Now Schlosser, along with co-writer Charles Wilson, has investigated the subject further, uncovering new facts children need to know. In Chew On This, they share with kids the fascinating and sometimes frightening truth about what lurks between those sesame seed buns, what a chicken ‘nugget’ really is, and how the fast food industry has been feeding off children for generations.

Lethal But Legal

Lethal But Legal
Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health

by Nicholas Freudenberg

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-04
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0199937192
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the links between unhealthy consumer products, business-influenced politics, and the challenges of disease, arguing that commercial interests have a greater impact on health care than scientists and policymakers.

Fast Food Vindication

Fast Food Vindication
A Book

by Lisa Tillinger Johansen

  • Publisher : Lisa Tillinger Johansen
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0578110431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For years, dozens of books, documentaries, and magazine articles have targeted the fast food industry as the cause for many of society's ills, ranging from the obesity epidemic to the proliferation of dead-end jobs. Now, hospital dietitian Lisa Johansen makes the bold case that the fast food industry is actually a positive force in society. Johansen takes the reader from the industry's scrappy, entrepreneurial beginnings to its emergence as a global business generating hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Far from a blight on society, the fast food industry has distinguished itself by providing a product that meets high standards of quality and safety, often healthier than meals served at home and in sit-down restaurants. The myth of the "McJob" is debunked by true-life cases of corporate titans who succeeded by virtue of the fast-food chains' practice of promoting from within. And, relying on her years of counseling patients at one of the nation's largest health networks, Johansen shows the reader just how easily fast food can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. Lively and informative, FAST FOOD VINDICATION destroys the media myths and paints the true picture of an industry that touches the lives of millions.

Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet
A Book

by Giuseppe Grosso,Daniela Martini

  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 2019-10-01
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 3039214934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Growing evidence shows that a dietary pattern inspired by Mediterranean diet principles is associated with numerous health benefits. A Mediterranean-type diet has been demonstrated to exert a preventive effect toward cardiovascular diseases, in both Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean populations. Part of these properties may depend on a positive action toward healthier metabolism, decreasing the risk of diabetes and metabolic-syndrome-related conditions. Some studies also suggested a potential role in preventing certain cancers. Finally, newer research has showed that a higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline, depression, and other mental disorders. Overall, a better understanding of the key elements of this dietary pattern, the underlying mechanisms, and targets, are needed to corroborate current evidence and provide insights on new and potential outcomes.This Special Issue welcomes original research and reviews of literature concerning the Mediterranean diet and various health outcomes:Observational studies on established nutritional cohorts (preferred), case-control studies, or population sample on the association with non-communicable diseases;Level of evidence on the association with human health, including systematic reviews and metaanalyses; Evaluation of application of Mediterranean diet principles in non- Mediterranean countries;Description of mechanisms of action, pathways, and targets at the molecular level, including interaction with gut microbiota.

The Desert Will Bloom

The Desert Will Bloom
Poetic Visions in Isaiah

by A. Joseph Everson,Hyun Chul Paul Kim

  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 1589834259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Isaiahs vision of the future is nothing less than a portrait of shalom involving peace, wholeness, and hope both for the human community and the earth. Throughout the scroll, imagery drawn from nature affirms that renewal of life, like the renewal of the earth, is possible for the human family. The essays in this volume explore the poetic artistry and symbolic imagery in the Isaiah scroll. They examine specific texts, interpreting important language and imagery in those texts, delineating the functions and implications of such imagery and metaphors throughout the entire book of Isaiah, and presenting fresh methodological and interpretive considerations in reading Isaiah. The contributors are Willem A. M. Beuken, Carol J. Dempsey, A. Joseph Everson, Chris A. Franke, James M. Kennedy, Hyun Chul Paul Kim, Francis Landy, Roy F. Melugin, Gary Stansell, Marvin A. Sweeney, Patricia K. Tull, Roy D. Wells, and Hugh G. M. Williamson.

Children of Immigrant Families

Children of Immigrant Families
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Paradox of Plenty

Paradox of Plenty
A Social History of Eating in Modern America

by Harvey A. Levenstein

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 0195089189
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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America has always been blessed with an abundance of food, but when it comes to the national diet, it is a land of stark contrast and paradox. In the early months of the Depression, for instance, there were 82 breadlines in New York City alone, and food riots broke out in such places as Henryetta, Oklahoma, and England, Arkansas. Yet at the same time, among those who were better-off, absurd weight-loss diets were the rage - the Pineapple-and-Lamb-Chop Diet, the "Mayo Diet" of raw tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, and even a Coffee-and-Donuts Diet. Why do Americans eat what they eat? And why, in a land of plenty, do so many eat so poorly? In Paradox of Plenty, Harvey Levenstein offers a sweeping social history of food and eating in America, exploring the economic, political, and cultural factors that have shaped the American diet from 1930 to the present. Levenstein begins with the Great Depression, describing the breadlines and the slim-down diets, the era's great communal eating fests - the picnics, barbecues, fish fries, and burgoo feasts - and the wave of "vitamania" which swept the nation before World War II, breeding fears that the national diet was deficient in the so-called "morale vitamin." He discusses wartime food rationing and the attempts of Margaret Mead and other social scientists to change American eating habits, and he examines the postwar "Golden Age of American Food Processing," when Duncan Hines and other industry leaders convinced Americans that they were "the best-fed people on Earth." He depicts the disillusionment of the 1960s, when Americans rediscovered hunger and attacked food processors for denutrifying the food supply, and he shows how President Kennedy helped revive the mystique of French food (and how Julia Child helped demystify it). Finally, he discusses contemporary eating habits, the national obsession with dieting, cholesterolphobia, "natural" foods, the demographics of fast-food chains, and the expanding role of food processors as a source of nutritional information. Both colorful and informative, Paradox of Plenty is the sequel to Levenstein's highly acclaimed Revolution at the Table, which chronicled American eating habits from 1880 to 1930. With this volume he establishes his reputation as the leading historian of the American diet.

Zoning and Planning Law Handbook

Zoning and Planning Law Handbook
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Easy Out

An Easy Out
Corporate America's Addiction to Outsourcing

by Jack Buffington

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Argues that outsourcing is a neutral proposition, versus a positive or a negative one, and that companies too often assume that outsourcing will solve their problems through cost reduction while they overlook opportunities to increase real productivity.

Concepts of Physical Fitness: Active Lifestyles for Wellness

Concepts of Physical Fitness: Active Lifestyles for Wellness
A Book

by Charles Corbin,Gregory J. Welk,William Corbin,Karen Welk

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Release : 2008-10-30
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through the use of activity labs and logs, 'Concepts of Physical Fitness' provides readers with the self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Tasting the Good Life

Tasting the Good Life
Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley

by George Gmelch,Sharon Bohn Gmelch,Sharon Gmelch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to "study up," this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting. Five million people a year, from the US and abroad, travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the "good life": to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Written in a highly readable style by anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch, Tasting the Good Life examines who wine tourists are and what the "tasting" experience is all about. It also examines the growth of wine tourism in the valley and the impact it is having on the landscape and the lives of the people who live there. In addition to the authors' own analysis, they present the personal narratives of 17 people who work in Napa tourism — from winemaker to vineyard manager, from celebrity chef to wait staff, from hot air balloonist to masseuse. Their stories provide unexpected and entertaining insights into this new form of tourism, the people who engage in it, its impact on a now iconic place, and American consumer culture in the 21st century.

Lesson Plans for Creating Media-rich Classrooms

Lesson Plans for Creating Media-rich Classrooms
A Book

by Mary T. Christel,Scott Sullivan

  • Publisher : National Council of Teachers
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains twenty-seven lesson plans designed to help teachers integrate media literacy concepts, and skills into the curriculum, each with a rationale, activity, and assessment and adaptation suggestions, covering photography, multimedia, video, print, graphic novels, music, video games, and advertising. Includes a companion CD.

In Food We Trust

In Food We Trust
The Politics of Purity in American Food Regulation

by Courtney I. P. Thomas

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2014-11-01
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0803276400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the great myths of contemporary American culture is that the United States’ food supply is the safest in the world because the government works to guarantee food safety and enforce certain standards on food producers, processors, and distributors. In reality U.S. food safety administration and oversight have remained essentially the same for more than a century, with the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 continuing to frame national policy despite dramatic changes in production, processing, and distribution throughout the twentieth century. In Food We Trust is the first comprehensive examination of the history of food safety policy in the United States, analyzing critical moments in food safety history from Upton Sinclair’s publication of The Jungle to Congress’s passage of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. With five case studies of significant food safety crises ranging from the 1959 chemical contamination of cranberries to the 2009 outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter, In Food We Trust contextualizes a changing food regulatory regime and explains how federal agencies are fundamentally limited in their power to safeguard the food supply.

The Biology of Political Behavior

The Biology of Political Behavior
A Book

by Kevin B. Smith,John Hibbing

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • Release : 2008-01-10
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9781412964050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This fascinating issue of The ANNALS draws on the recent advancements in biological insights and applies them to political science. Pulling from a range of topics – including the role of personality traits in political decisions; personal temperament and social behavior; and how neuroendocrine mechanisms (stress-coping strategies) and social dominance influence leadership potential – this issue calls for the cooperation between political scientists and life scientists. Most of the compelling articles included in the collection rely on original and empirical findings. Students and researchers will find this special issue a unique and inspiring perspective on applying the remarkable techniques developed in neuroscience, experimental economics, computer simulations, psychophysiology, behavioral genetics, and molecular biology to future political science research projects.

10,000 Shovels

10,000 Shovels
China's Urbanization and Economic Development

by Rylan Sekiguchi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 87
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Food

Food
The Key Concepts

by Warren Belasco

  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release : 2008-09-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1847886094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Food: The Key Concepts presents an exciting, coherent and interdisciplinary introduction to food studies for the beginning reader. Food Studies is an increasingly complex field, drawing on disciplines as diverse as Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Studies at one end and Economics, Politics and Agricultural Science at the other. In order to clarify the issues, Food: The Key Concepts distills food choices down to three competing considerations: consumer identity; matters of convenience and price; and an awareness of the consequences of what is consumed. The book concludes with an examination of two very different future scenarios for feeding the world's population: the technological fix, which looks to science to provide the solution to our future food needs; and the anthropological fix, which hopes to change our expectations and behaviors. Throughout, the analysis is illustrated with lively case studies. Bulleted chapter summaries, questions and guides to further reading are also provided.

McDonaldization

McDonaldization
The Reader

by George Ritzer

  • Publisher : Pine Forge Press
  • Release : 2009-11-17
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 1412975824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Latest update of this internationally popular anthology from George Ritzer.

Food & Service News

Food & Service News
FSN.

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sick Planet

Sick Planet
Corporate Food and Medicine

by Stan Cox

  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Release : 2008-03-20
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shows how food and drug companies are destroying the planet and the health of the population.