When it comes to food, we have more choice and more information than ever before, but diabetes and heart disease are on the rise. An exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, The Way We Eat Now explains how the food revolution has transformed our bodies, our social lives, and the world we live in.
... clear and vital reading. This is the book that connects the dots between climate change, shrinking biodiversity, the global rise of the agro-industrial food complex and our nutrition, eating habits and evolving diet ... an authoritative and brilliantly compelling description of the economic, political and emotional issues around our food ... [Wilson] is mercifully non-judgmental.
If readers are hoping for an easily digestible snapshot of our relationship with food, they will be disappointed. As the extensive bibliography and list of references at the back demonstrates, this is more of a scholarly work and you have to put in the hours to winkle out the many intriguing nuggets. The epilogue...has the feeling of having been bolted on. Nevertheless, there is an intellectual generosity to her writing ...
...astute, wide-ranging ... What Wilson brings to the table is a big-picture global synthesis ... Wilson brings bountiful sources to her economic, sociological and medical brain food. And she makes it surprisingly palatable through her self-deprecating humor, relatable recollections of her own binge-eating and colorful globe-trotting examples ... She writes like the busy mom that she is, caught up as we all are in the whirlwind schedules and demands of modern life.