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Food Myths Debunked: Why Our Food Is Safe

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This book goes through the most common food fears and myths and debunk them with some simple science. Told in readable story form, the book tackles HFCS, MSG, food colorings, raw milk, organic farming, GMOs and biotechnology, sugars, artificial sweeteners and honey. Every chapter ends with footnotes to actual papers that help reassure you that we have one of the safest ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published September 27th 2014 by Createspace (first published September 26th 2014)
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Nov 17, 2014 Jeff rated it really liked it
An excellent explanation of how the myriad fears over our food supply are largely based on fear mongering and pseudoscience.The book explains why these things are happening (often, it has to do with companies making a profit by spreading misinformation such as organic food producers and makers of various supplements making unfounded claims or supporting pseudoscience to bolster sales). The book contains a fair amount of science and, a bit more chemistry than the average reader may be comfortable ...more
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Jul 12, 2015 Jeffrey Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good book

I disagree with the author when he uses terms like "settled science", as there is no such thing. Otherwise, this is a great book. Where there is no evidence or contradictory evidence, he calls people on it.
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