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A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about…
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A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice…

by Mark Bittman

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  clifforddham | May 26, 2015 |
A Bone to Pick is a collection of articles written by Mark Bittman, food expert, from his New York Times op-ed column. It is a wide ranging compilation focused on nutrition, diet, food fads and the production of food. His passion and the heart of this book is about the corruption of the food chain and the exploitation of animals, workers and food itself by corporate greed. He rallies us to care about what we put into our bodies but even more importantly to care about the destruction of our food supply and do something, no matter how small, about it. While critics have said that some of his solutions are too elite and expensive for the ordinary person, i.e. eating mostly organic food, he is clear that this is a distortion of his ideas by those who stand to profit from the production of processed food. What he does do is cajole us to do whatever we can to become healthier, to eat more fruits and vegetables for example whether organic or not, and understand what is at stake as our food systems become increasingly spoiled. The only bone I have to pick with this book is that it is often repetitive. Part of this is because it is a collection of articles for a newspaper which lends itself to restating ideas as one builds a case over the weeks but does not work so well in a book. Yet, in its repetition the outrage, the moral clarity and the onus to be part of the solution is clear. Thank you to Edelweiss for allowing me to review this book for an honest opinion. ( )
  Karen59 | May 22, 2015 |
A Bone to Pick by food expert Mark Bittman is a compilation some of his articles from the New York Times. The book organizes the articles by topic, providing an overall look at the entire food system. Mr. Bittman's message is a critical one. It will make you really think about what food you choose to buy and to eat (or not eat!).

Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2015/05/a-bone-to-pick.html

Reviewed based on a publisher’s galley received through NetGalley ( )
  njmom3 | May 3, 2015 |
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"Mark Bittman made headlines three years ago when it was revealed that, for the first time, the New York Times opinion page would feature a food writer to help us make sense of the tangled webs of food, health, environment, politics, and culture. As an opinion columnist, Mark has delighted us, enraged us, and inspired us to do more for ourselves and our world with the same no-nonsense style. In the tradition of his NYT bestselling Food Matters, this book collects the best of his columns, updated to reflect the latest research, and tied together with new material to give context and show how far we've come in just a few years. What emerges is a collection that shows us the story of who we are as a nation of cooks, eaters, and voters right now"--

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