Book Review: Risking the Public’s Health, Exposing the Hidden Practices…

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Bill Wiist from Northern Arizona University reviews ‘Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp the Public Health’ by Martha Rosenberg. Firstly, because the title of the book is “Born with a Junk Food Deficiency” I feel it is important to clarify what the book is and isn’t about. I was initially unsure about the focus of book until I read the Table of Contents and found that it is divided into two sections: oddly, the first is about the pharmaceutical industry; the second, about components of the agriculture industry. The book is not about junk foods as we usually think of them: sugary sweetened beverages or foods high in sodium or fat. Fast-food restaurants are barely mentioned

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Book Review: Risking the Public’s Health, Exposing the Hidden Practices…