Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back

The United States is currently embroiled in a national debate over the growing public health crisis caused by poor diet. Many people are starting to ask who is to blame and how can we fix the problem, especially among children? The major food companies are responding with a massive public relations campaign. These companies, including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Kraft, and General Mills are increasingly on the defensive. In response, they are pretending to sell healthier food and otherwise position themselves as “part of the solution.” All the while, they continue to lobby against commonsense nutrition policies.

This book explains how to fight back by offering reliable resources. Readers will learn how to spot the PR, how to not be fooled, and how to organize, for example, to improve school food. Appetite for Profit, for the first time:

  • Explains why we cannot not trust food corporations to “do the right thing”
  • Describes the local battles of going up against the powerful food lobbies
  • Offers a comprehensive guide to the public relations, front groups, and lobbying tactics that food companies employ to trick the American public
  • Provides an entertaining glossary that explains corporate rhetoric, including phrases like “better-for-you foods” and “frivolous lawsuit”

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