Food Fight: The Inside Story of The Food Industry, America’s Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do About It

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"The evergreen subject of American gluttony and also sloth brings out the most effective in scientist-advocates, as well as the writers, while drawing on a mountain of data and also researches, make their charge both amusing and also appalling."
— Publishers Weekly

" Brownell and also Horgen uncover some of America's greatest diet plan dangers as well as how you can avoid them."
— Self magazine

" This is a fascinating, equipping must-read full of useful means to do something about it."
— Shape publication

" Food Fight is … a crucial payment to the discussion around the obesity epidemic. I extremely advise it to anyone who wants to learn more about the function of the food sector, and especially to public health advocates trying to find plainly offered research study and also concepts for favorable change."
— Michele Simon, owner as well as supervisor of the Center for Informed Food Choices

Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (October 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071438726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071438728
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

Great Ideas but Kind of Boring

3 people found this helpful.
 on July 18, 2014
By Mary Angela Young
Food Fight is about the inside story of the food industry, America’s Obesity Crisis, and what we can do about it. It is a very interesting read. But it does take a while to get through. Or it did for me. It’s not a book you are just going to sit down and read from cover to cover. It’s one you are going to read a little at a time as it is a very long, fact filled book.

Passionate Crusader, Excellent Book

12 people found this helpful.
 on February 9, 2004
By David Spero
Dr. Kelly Brownell has spent much of his career fighting the food industry’s attempts to make us all fat. He brings a crusader’s passion and a scientist’s accuracy and thoroughness to “Food Fight”. He and co-author Katherine Horgen see obesity as a public health crisis like smoking or drunk driving. They take the social movement against smoking as a model and call on us all to get involved, for our own sake and our children’s.

If only more people were concerned with what we are …

One person found this helpful.
 on July 4, 2015
By M. Krupiak
If only more people were concerned with what we are putting in our bodies and who is in control of it!

Five Stars

 on June 21, 2016
By Debra Guy
As expected

Five Stars

 on February 17, 2015
By Julia Kantecki
Excellent. Academically of a very high standard. Compulsive reading.

Good work on a crucial topic.

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 2, 2003
A very good book: easy to read, cogent and worth reading, but not as good as Marion Nestle’s “Food Politics” which is more incisive, detailed and analytical.

They know their stuff, but not presented the best

2 people found this helpful.
 on February 2, 2010
By Melissa W.
This book is more about the “Duh”, and less about the interesting insight as to WHAT is in our food, which is what I was hoping to learn about. I wanted to know the “inside story of the food industry” – essentially, what exactly is in the food, how is it processed, what are its effects, etc. etc.

Practical

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 6, 2008
By Xiaan
This is more of a practical manual on how to get some change done than a page turner meant for entertainment. I laud the authors for this, but for those of us who don’t have time to get out and become community organizers, I think other books offer the same expose.

It’s Not Just The Individual

39 people found this helpful.
 on September 19, 2003
It’s interesting to read the comment left by a reviewer telling author Kelly Brownell to “grow up.” I am not sure this person even read the book, because it’s in fact the author that is urging us to wake up.

Bite-Sized Solutions to a Super-Sized Problem

58 people found this helpful.
 on November 30, 2005
By takingadayoff
After reading the first few chapters of Food Fight, I thought “same old stuff.” Americans are too fat, eat a poor diet, don’t get enough exercise, what else is new.

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