Marion Nestle – Unsavory Truth

America’s leading nutritionist exposes how the food industry corrupts scientific research for profit.

Is chocolate heart-healthy? Does yogurt prevent type 2 diabetes? Do pomegranates help cheat death? News accounts bombard us with such amazing claims, report them as science, and influence what we eat. Yet, as Marion Nestle explains, these studies are more about marketing than science; they are often paid for by companies that sell those foods.

Whether it’s a Coca-Cola-backed study hailing light exercise as a calorie neutralizer, or blueberry-sponsored investigators proclaiming that this fruit prevents erectile dysfunction, every corner of the food industry knows how to turn conflicted research into big profit. As Nestle argues, it’s time to put public health first. With unmatched rigor and insight, Unsavory Truth reveals how the food industry manipulates nutrition science – and suggests what we can do about it.

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Author: Marion Nestle
Narrator: Norah Tocci
Duration: 9 hours 39 minutes
Released: 18 Jul 2011
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I enjoyed the information on how industry funding has influenced marketing and ultimately purchasing by consumers. this book uncovers the need for transparency and industry requirements of funding on all research. We definitely need more independent funding across the board.