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The American food scandal: why you can't eat well on what you earn / by William Robbins.

New York, Morrow, 1974.
ISBN 068800251X, 9780688002510

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Subjects Aliments -- Industrie et commerce -- États-Unis.
Aliments -- Prix -- États-Unis.
Consommateurs -- États-Unis.
Consumers -- United States.
Cost and standard of living -- United States.
Cost and standard of living.
Coût et niveau de la vie -- États-Unis.
Food industry and trade -- United States.
Food industry and trade.
Food prices -- United States.
Food prices.
United States.
Description 280 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1974.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-269).
Summary This book shows why agribusiness- the new name for the $150-billion-a-year food business- forces you to pay super prices in the supermarket while it breeds out taste and limits the variety of foods you can buy. Revelation follows revelation, an it is detailed how the supermarkets take advantage of you; why eating American processed food can be hazardous to your health; how political payoffs and government myopia affect your pocketbook; why how well we eat depends on who governs the country; and much more. This bombshell of a book is a shocking and fascinating report on the food industry. -- from Book Jacket.
Contents The hoax is on us -- Beachhead in the sun -- Land syndicates: and the rich get richer -- California's water fraud -- Conditions for conspiracy -- Giants of the earth, shadows on the land -- Corporate hands on the plow -- A banana named Chiquita -- Giantism in food processing -- The puffed profit breakfast -- Super prices in the supermarket -- Ambush in the aisles -- Supermarket bunko -- Where are the tastes of yesteryear? -- Blood, fat, and germs -- Golden grain: the Russian wheat deals -- Of milk and money -- The laboratory invasion -- Let them eat cancer -- The politics of food.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)749849
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Robbins, William, 1924-
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