Food Truths from Farm to Table: 25 Surprising Ways to Shop & Eat without Guilt, 1st Edition

  • Michele Payn
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  • ISBN-10: 1440849986
  • ISBN-13: 9781440849985
  • DDC: 631.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 210 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Don't believe everything you're told about food—most of it is highly misleading or completely untrue. Written by a farm and food advocate, this book identifies marketing half-truths and guides you through the aisles of the grocery store to simplify smart food shopping and restore your freedom to enjoy food.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Advance Praise for Food Truths from Farm to Table.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Truth in Food.
25 Food Truths to Shop & Eat without Guilt.
1: Take Guilt Off Your Food List.
2: Are Happy Cows on Drugs Harming My Kids?.
3: Your Milk Is Not Filled with Antibiotics.
4: Animal Welfare Is 24-Hour Care.
5: Are Confined Spaces Cruel?.
6: Is Organic the Utopia?.
7: Animal Care, in Context.
8: Pecking Order Isn’t Pretty.
9: Eggstravaganza or Overwhelmed?.
10: Farmers Buy Food, Too.
11: Is Your Fruit Creating an Environmental Frenzy?.
12: Where Fruits Grow, Bugs Go.
13: Excuse Me, There’s a Cucumber in My Papaya.
14: Cutting Boards and Cross-Contamination.
15: Organic Produce Requires Pesticides?.
16: Water and Family: The Lifeblood of Growing Food.
17: Does Eating Healthy Cost More?.
18: Vegetables Make Chemicals?.
19: Freshness Is a Science.
20: What’s Growing in Your Veggie Drawer?.
21: A Love of Playing in the Soil.
22: The Mayhem of Meat. Why Isn’t Farming Like Charlotte’s Web?.
23: Are Antibiotics Awful?.
24: Is Meat Messing with Your Hormones?.
25: The Mass Production of Education, Medication, and Food.
26: Does Your Burger Damage the Environment?.
27: There Is No Singular “Right” Way to Buy or Grow Food.
28: Are You Growing Bacteria?.
Bread and Baking Aisle.
29: Saving Our Soil.
30: Would You Like a Loaf of Guilt with Your Bread?.
31: Sugar, Salt, and Everything Evil.
32: Is Your Fat Better Than My Fat?.
Cereal Aisle.
33: Pardon Me, You Dropped Intellectual Property in My Food.
34: The Demonization of the Corn Stalk.
35: Is the Environment Sacrificed for Profitability?.
36: What Is Pecksniffery?.
Snacks and Convenience Foods.
37: The Reality of Convenience.
38: Balancing Choice on the Plate and the Farm.
39: Cheap Food Will Cost You More Later.
40: Are They Sneaky Snacks or Are We Label Illiterate?.
Deli and Foodservice.
41: Whose Hands Have Been in Your Food?.
42: Just Because You Can’t Pronounce It Doesn’t Mean It’s Bad for You.
43: We’re Not Crossing Frogs and Corn.
44: Everything in Moderation.
45: Checkout with Truth, Not Fear or Guilt.
Michele’s Food Philosophy.
A Note About the Remaining Aisles and Issues ….
About the Author.