June 25, 2004

News & Opinion: Food--Not for Thought but to Eat

By: Jack @ 1:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

One of the reasons I kill myself walking the floor at the book convention each year is to find the book that I would never have found by usual ways. The University of California Press pitched me on two titles that they have published by Marion Nestle on food. Yeah, I know what does food have to do with a business book blog? I cant answer that except that it is my bat and my ball and I thought these books were interesting.
The books are called Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Healtha James Beard Foundation Award Winner 2003 and Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, Bioterrorism.
A quote I could really relate to is:
"The food industry has given us a food supply so plentiful, so varied, so inexpensive, and so devoid of dependence on geography or season that all but the poorest of Americans can obtain enough energy and nutrients to meet biological needs. Indeed, the U.S. food supply is so abundant that it contains enough to feed everyone in the country nearly twice overeven after exports are considered.
Interesting thought.