Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-378) and index.
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Pt. I. The health and economic impact of our food system. The true cost of food : the health, economic, environmental, and climate impact of our food system -- The global epidemic of chronic disease : the role of our food system -- The global reach of big food -- Leveraging fiscal policies to address obesity and chronic disease -- Pt. II. The dirty politics of big food. How big food and big ag control food policy -- The power of food industry lobbyists -- The US government : subsidizing disease, poverty, environmental destruction, and climate change -- The food industry preys on children and schools -- The FDA is not doing its job to protect us -- Pt. III. Information warfare. How the food (mostly soda) industry co-opts public health and distorts nutrition science -- How big food buys partnerships and hides behind front groups -- Pt. IV. Food and society : The destruction of our human and intellectual capital. The hidden oppression of big food : social injustice, poverty, and racism -- Food and mental health, behavior, and violence -- Farmworkers and food workers : the neglected victims of our food system -- Pt. V. The environmental and climate impact of our food system. Why agriculture matters : food and beyond -- Soil, water, biodiversity : why should we care? -- The food and ag industry : the biggest contributor to climate change -- Epilogue: the future of food, humans, and the planet.
"Food is our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies. What we eat has tremendous implications not just for our waistlines, but also for the planet, society, and the global economy. What we do to our bodies, we do to the planet; and what we do to the planet, we do to our bodies. In Food Fix, #1 bestselling author Mark Hyman explains how our food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies that drive our biggest global crises: the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, violence, educational achievement gaps, and more. Pairing the latest developments in nutritional and environmental science with an unflinching look at the dark realities of the global food system and the policies that make it possible, Food Fix is a hard-hitting manifesto that will change the way you think about -- and eat -- food forever, and will provide solutions for citizens, businesses, and policy makers to create a healthier world, society, and planet."--Publisher's website.