The Bookshelf: Aug. 30, 2016” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

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THE GREAT AMERICAN FOOD FIGHT: Winning the Battle for Your Family’s Health

by Brent Baldasare

A diet and nutrition book exposes how the food industry victimizes the U.S. consumer. … The aims of this book are twofold. The first is to reveal the ways in which the food industry and its lobbyists have actively misled the public to serve their own needs, suppressing scientific research and waging a campaign of nutritional misinformation. The second is to inform consumers as to what foods and ingredients they are actually eating and how to cut through the cultural noise to locate sources of real nutrition. … For Baldasare, an informed public remains the best chance at fixing the food system, and he offers an impressive amount of information.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2016/08/29/bookshelf-aug-30-2016/.

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