Eat Your Heart Out Who Really Decides What Ends Up on Your Plate? E–pub/E–book
Monkeys eating their own testicles The merits of omega 3s Foods to avoid The ineffectual food system controlled by supermarkets and the demand for cheaper food The exploitation of developing nations Antiuated legisalation and subsidies Felicity Lawrence covers them all in Eat Your Heart Out expanding on her previous work Not on the Label What Really Goes Into the Food on Your PlateHowever if you ve read that then you ll find parts of Eat Your Heart Out repetitive by again describing our dependence on oil and fossil fuels and noting the plight of farmers and processors at the hands of the supermarkets But the author does eventually build on and update us on those issues though perhaps Ms Lawrence should ve started her books off with Supermarkets are destroying food sustainability because and are responsible for many other evils such as If you don t feel uilty about buying your Berlioz and the Romantic Century groceries from them now then you will once you ve finished readingThe SystemAgricultural subsidies are benefiting large corporations eg Tate Lyle and landowners and not the farmers who need them to survive so we re seeing and farmers either selling up oroing bankrupt decreasing the number of competitors and sometimes creating monopolies leading supermarkets to search further afield for certain foods For example we ll soon have to import milk because dairymen are rapidly disappearing The irony for Colin Rank was that his cows were drinking water from a Cotswold spring that he could #bottle and sell for 80p a litre several times the price he could et for his milk We #and sell for 80p a litre several times the price he could et for his milk We Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F): Canadian Art: Volume I (A-F) giving it to cows and devaluing it by turning it into milk Like all dairy farmers we could pack up tomorrow and do something better with our capital but we do it because we have an emotional investment in the land and the animals And we know there s a market for our products if only the market worked Developed countries are buying up land for intensive farming or plundering the seas of developing countries and are depleting andor destroying their natural resources without taking responsibility by making an effort to minimize or repair the damage Sometimes this action is in response torowing domestic legislation and increasing local labour costsDomestic labour costs are expensive so food processors et rid of British workers in favour of migrant workers both legal and otherwise cheap dispensable labour had become structural to the economics of food manufacturing and processing Companies didn t want to employ people directly because to be the lowest cost producer you have to be able to turn off your labour at no cost whenever you want You don t want to be saddled with expensive benefits such as pensions And subcontracting chains enable you to hide HOW LITTLE YOU ARE PAYING EXPLOITED MIGRANT LABOUR FALLS little you are paying Exploited migrant labour falls between servants and slaves as they re not paid a reliable or livable wage and are likely to suffer dangerous and deadly conditionsTalking of slaves Lawrence ives us a history lesson on the Atlantic slave trade as free labour for sugar production in the West Indies for British consumption by the rich I suppose I m a descendant of those slaves being that I m half Bajan The Food Are a majority of us omega 3 deficientDeprived monkeys self harm One tried to eat his own testicles Experiments Lawrence describes are incredibly interesting showing the substantial effects on physical and mental health Diet changes in prison reflected a remarkable lowering of objectionable behaviour Violence and depression decreased as levels of omega 3 increased Today s diet is less varied and nutritious as it was fifty years ago and omega 3 is harder to come by other than in fish Of course other factors play a part but I think there s some merit to this theory FOODS TO AVOIDProbiotics They make you fat and aren t particularly healthy for you unless you have a digestive illness Acrylamide A carcinogen present in starchy foods heated to high temps during processing eg crisps chips and breakfast cerealsSugar in all its refined forms including high fructose corn Why is it That almost all the processed foods we eat contain the same handful of ingredientsThat these handful of ingredients are produced by only a handful of multi nationals That some cereals contain salt per serving than a packet of crispsThat served with milk sugar and raisins some cardboard packets have been said to be nutritious than the cereal they contain That there are half the number of dairy farms in the UK than there were 10 years agoThat over the same period the turnover of the top 20 One Touch of Scandal global dairy corporations has increased by 60% That over 60% of all processed foods in Britain contain soyaThat the UKovernment's Committee on the Tox. ,
Felicity Lawrence ´ 6 FREE DOWNLOADS inevitable Lawrence really hammers home the dangers of the current system one day leaving us all starving to death if we don t change what and how we Bulletproof Feathers grow rear and sell our food Whatever happens know we ll most likely have to pay for it and so we should Remember youet what you pay for Hopefully that will mean nutritious food free from chemicals produced by people paid a decent wage to treat animals with care Lays bare the horror story that is the simultaneous assault both on the environment and our own nutritional health by the over commercialisation of food production Not on the Label What #Really Goes Into The Food On Your PlateAnother Interesting Book #Goes Into the Food on Your PlateAnother interesting book can really make you mad at how the food industry is run The book is spit up into chapters on specific foods but within these chapters is than just information on that particular item of food Through references to other chapters and a reitterence of the driving factors of problems as mentioned in her previous book alsoAs might be expected since the author has previously written a book on the same topic or less it
a little repetitive places This book I feel had a somewhat Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store global approach than the lastIt s also interesting to read about how the past has led to the food system we have today An excellent book but so depressing Having read Michael Pollan s descriptions of the American food industry I was hoping this book from a British perspective would show things were better here But no it s just as bad The chapter on pigs and the slavery of Eastern Europeans was particularly disturbing Hopefully the journalists such as Felicity Laurence and Michael Pollen highlight what isoing on in food production the likely we are to see change Four stars rather than five as I occasionally found her writing style a little clunky and in need of commas A well written and informative look at the politics behind food production outlining the impact of economics on diet nutrition agribusiness animal welfare immigration and migrant labour environmental devastation and the abuses of a system that subsidises and protects the rich while devastating developing countries in the name of free trade This book was scaryI thought that I was uite clued up on local foodhealthy food etc but apparently no I m completely ignorant I had for example no idea that many studies suggest soya milk to mess with your hormones and produce oestrogen Nor did I realise that chicken now has so much fat it might not be any less fatty than red meat I hate butter but nearly died when I read about how margerine is madeI think the book is well written and informative and it will certainly make you uestion food choices not just for health reasons but also from environmental and socioeconomic reasons too the chapter on the polish immigrant workers was very Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 good The journalistic style and personal anecdotes made it very easy to readI didntive it the full 5 stars because at times it was so doom and Chameleon Hours gloomy despite the optomistic chapter at the end I actually had to put it down and walk away I also think the Omnivores Dilem Eat your Heart Out by Felicity Lawrence is a book for every one especially for people who are on fast foods and Very similar is tone to the Onivore s Dilemma but a little concise and takes on the food industry by dividing it up into different foods but demonstrates the repeated links to companies selling cheap commodities based from subsidized surpluses that invade our food in surprising ways Just like Onivore s Dilemma this book raises uestions and leaves the how to the reader For those thinking the only way out is to stop eating read In defense of Food which in my opinion is an instruction manual for how toet away from the worst of what is happening to our so called food chain uite hard work to chug through not entirely due to the author but rather the subject itself which made for uite l An eye opening book Big food business impacts our lives in uite a devastating way With profit as the only measure there are no holds onFelt A Little Repetitive
how the human imagina. Bad for you as tobaccoThat you might have been better off eatingthe human imagina. Bad for you as tobaccoThat you might have been better off eating rather than margarine all alongThat industrial processing removes much of the nutritional value of the food it producesThat by changing our diets we could reduce cancers by a thirdThat corporations are shaping our bodies our minds and the future of the planet Eat Your Heat Out explains how big business took control of what we eat – and why so few of us even noticed Crossing the lobe in search of agribusiness's darkest secrets Felicity Lawrence uncovers some startling facts and stomach churning figures Essential reading for anyone who cares about their health and our planet. Yrup because it s addictive fattening causes diabetes etc Baby formula if possible
Eight months of exclusively bottle feeding results in 30000 extra calories in themonths of exclusively bottle feeding results in 30000 extra calories in the of sugar than consumed by breastfed babies They re etting them hooked while they re youngCommercial baby food Sterilization caramelizes sugars in their fruit and veg Low fat anything Code for high in sugar Aspartame an artificial sweetener that #Has Been Found To Be CarcinogenicEndangered Fish Try To Eat #been found to be carcinogenicEndangered fish Try to eat fish from the MSC sustainable list Farmed seafood is rife with disease and heavy metals Lawrence says the fish industry is committing suicide BY WILLFULLY DEPLETING WILD FISH STOCKS willfully depleting wild fish stocks notes the red tape tying the hands of local fishermen selling locally illegally over fishing to make ends meet as the bulk of uotas are allocated to the big fish so to speak forcing the little uys to either break the law or o out of businessMargarine and its hydrogenated trans fat high cholesterol crap Ironically you re better off with butter than its substitutes which are less healthySoya milk Soya s oestrogens disrupt hormone balances eg menstrual cycles and damage the thyroid Babies exclusively fed soya milk euates to them taking 5 birth control pills a day which is unsafe Not even children should be drinking it as they ll reach sexual maturity faster For boys oestrogen can negatively affect their fertility It s possible it could be ood for menopausal women and older men as it may help protect against heart disease osteoporosis and breast and prostate cancersCereal Most are high in sugar Weetabix and porridge are bestStandard milk Organic rass fed is healthier and nutritious 68% omega 3s and the cows are treated better than this Cows have been so overbred for high yields that their mammary lands capacity to produce milk exceeds their ability to digest enough nutrients to keep up they are operating at the limits of their physiology half intensively kept cows o lame in any one year and 20 per cent in a herd are likely to o lame at any one time Why Standing on concrete for long periods too heavy udders prone to mastitis reuiring antibiotics and possibly causing infertility and not enough space to lie down in Consuming lots of low uality meat Meat is an inefficient source of protein reuiring a large amount of resources for small output which due to intensive farming practices has been further devalued since the once lower fat white meat like chicken is now as fatty as red when the animals aren t free to exercise Neither are they free to eat their natural diet and are instead fed Classic Rough News grain lowering the nutritional value of their meat eggs and dairy Also cheap fresh meat sometimes contains added sugar and water I knew about the water not the sugarBE AWARE Male dairy calves are viewed as useless waste because they don t produce milk there s little demand for veal and EU legislation and DEFRA policy allows them little recourse but to shoot them at birth Why can t they be raised for beef They re bred for high producing dairy andive very little beef for the cost of resources to raise them it doesn t make economic sense Soya and its derivatives are in high demand for its uses in animal feed ready meals junk and fast food but the price is the illegal clearing of the to Class and Conformity: A Study in Values - With a Reassessment (Midway Reprint) grow it Fruit s been engineered to be sweeter eg redrapes 4% sweeter than in 1940s sacrificing flavour and vitamins and minerals in the process It may also be months old by the time it hits supermarket shelves they ve found a way to halt the ripening process 75% of sugar is bought by industry rather than shoppers so it should be no surprise British teenage boys consume the euivalent of 1000 colas or 11800 sugar cubes per yearThe FutureFuture prospects for the food industry are Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools going to be shaped by the rising oil prices climate change China and India s rapidrowth and changing diets obesity and related illness the short termism of Common People: The History of An English Family governments and the raised awareness among consumers changing the way we shop resulting in protests and campaigns for change Yep change Icity of Food judged that eating soya could have hormone disrupting effects That in 1970 a hundredrams of an average chicken contained less than 9 Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare grams of fat but today it contains nearly 23rams of fatThat the amount of protein in that chicken has fallen by than 30% That children aged 4 14 in the UK et 16 17% of their daily calories from processed sugarsThat the World Health Organisation's recommended limit is 10% That industrialised farming uses 50 times energy than traditional farmingThat livestock farming creates reater carbon emissions than all of Composition and Literature: Bridging the Gap global transport put togetherThat some salmon farmers dye their fishThat sugar could be as.