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The Gospel of Food by Barry Glassner
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Jul 07, 2009

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Gee, I'm really hungry.

I enjoyed this book overall. It follows the same style as Freakonomics, which I loved. I was frustrated by the lack of conclusions. The author never promised any, but somehow I felt cheated. Why are there hungry people in the world? Why are there overweight people in the world? Why can't scientists do a better job of researching food and the human body?
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message 1: by Gwen (new)

Gwen I am very interested in how you will review this. How is it so far?

Pati Fascinating! I tend to sort of zone out when reading science information, but this is easy to understand so far. And it's not too gross.

message 3: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Cool. So I'm on the edge of my seat!

message 4: by Kevin (new)

Kevin you convinced me...

message 5: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Hmm. So this is one of those that raises, or rearticulates the questions we all have and still leaves us hanging? What was one thing you learned that was new to you? (from this book, not from being hungry)

Pati I learned that researchers and scientists sometimes fudge their results. I learned that soybeans and tofu aren't really the greatest foods in the world. I learned that the rise in obesity might be attributable to a virus. The most striking points for me were those where the author tried to go back and verify citations or studies and found that the original information was mis-quoted, mis-understood, mis-represented, or just plain missing.

message 7: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Oh my gosh. Now I'm in. You've just upped the intrigue.

message 8: by Kevin (new)

Kevin I've requested if from ILL... but
I'm moving to Amazon to read the first pages now.

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