By Greg Critser Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Reprint) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fat Land has ratings and reviews. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer said: When this book first came out in , it was an eye-opener, and I can see. “An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser.

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Overall, this book is oand for those who like learning or simply want to learn, not those looking to read an exciting and thrilling novel. Food manufacturers began to replace sugar and traditional fats in their products with high-fructose corn syrup and processed palm oil, which led to an increase in inexpensive, energy-dense snack and convenience foods.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fat land is an absorbing read that helps explain the complex b that have led to the recent increase in obesity prevalence.

By the time that I got about pages into it the only aspects of the issue that the book had covered were advertising, advertising in schools lamd school funding. Nothing written was groundbreaking information, and it was not presented in a way that made the reader enjoy the novel.

A former “fatso” who decided to shed the weight not after his wife and physician told him to do so, but when a rude stranger told him to watch out and used derogatory words refering to his weight. There vritser lots of information in this book so be prepared to take in several names, dates, and events over the course of reading this book. Immigrants came through Ellis Island and if they passed they got on train to somewhere else.


It was certainly nothing one could view as a matter of national urgency. Mar 18, Kaila rated it did not like it.

Mary marked it as to-read Jul 23, So, the book was i This book has total false advertising. The author starts like 60 years ago and goes to our current day. However, so much of the information in greh book is common sense.

Because it is not only 6 times sweeter than sugar and cheaper than sugar, but it also has preservative properties, prolonging shelf-life and mouth feel. Trivia About Fat Land.

A Text and Fqt. Nov 29, Katie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Review “Reading this book will take ten pounds right off you.

Fat land: how Americans became the fattest people in the world

If you read just one book on food, ‘Fat Land’ should be that book. Finally, school systems encouraged unhealthy eating practices among children by accepting soft drink and fast-food contracts because they provide large commissions for financially strapped schools. He also explains why pediatricians are treating conditions rarely before noticed in children, why Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and how agribusiness has unwittingly altered the American diet. If you check the labels of your food, including staples like bread, you will almost certainly find these syrups listed, whereas a few years ago, it would have been sugar.


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Fat Land by Greg Critser

The ‘s saw America in a perilous economic position, much like the one we stand in in As we have gotten away from those exams, the author claims that students have began to feel that they have to do less to be grg fit. Critser is the author of Fat Land: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Whether you eat fast food or not, it is likely you still purchase your foods from the supermarket.

Eating too much, eating the wrong foods, and receiving incorrect guidelines, along with a more sedentary lifestyle, are all contributors. Books by Greg Critser. The introduction of palm oil from overseas and the explosive manufacture of corn syrup at home led to a horiffic spike in the amount of sugar, fats and aclories we consumed. Byy love learning about history that took place during my childhood that I was unaware of, like astonishing inflation in the price of food in the 70s.

So, the book was interesting, but not riveting.