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Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal


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If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Former andlt;I andgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; business reporter and mother Melanie Warner decided to explore that question when she observed the phenomenon of the indestructible cheese. She began an investigative journey that took her to research labs, university food science departments, and factories around the country. What she discovered provides a rare, eye-openingand#8212;and sometimes disturbingand#8212;account of what weand#8217;re really eating. Warner looks at how decades of food science have resulted in the cheapest, most abundant, most addictive, and most nutritionally inferior food in the world, and she uncovers startling evidence about the profound health implications of the packaged and fast foods that we eat on a daily basis.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Combining meticulous research, vivid writing, and cultural analysis, Warner blows the lid off the largely undocumentedand#8212;and lightly regulatedand#8212;world of chemically treated and processed foods and lays bare the potential price we may pay for consuming even so-called healthy foods.

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Melanie Warner is a freelance writer for various publications, including andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Fast Companyandlt;/iandgt;, and She has spent the past fifteen years writing about business. For two years, she was a staff reporter for andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; covering the food industry. Before that, she spent seven years as a writer at andlt;iandgt;Fortuneandlt;/iandgt; magazine, where among other things, she wrote about the dot com boom in Silicon Valley.andnbsp;She lives in Colorado with her husband and two young boys.

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Warner, Melanie
Scribner Book Company
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
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212.725 x 139.7 mm

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