Martha Rosenberg:Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health
Kirjan sanoma on selvä: Lääke- ja elintarviketeollisuus turmelevat kansanterveyden terveysvalistuksen ja tieteen valepukuun puetulla markkinoinnilla ja aggresiivisella lobbauksella.
Oletko joskus ollut epäluuloinen Big Pharman ja Big Agron suhteen? Kulissien takainen totuus on epäilyttävämpi, kierompi ja häpeällisempi kuin olisit ikinä voinut kuvitella.
Are you suspicious of Big Food and Big Pharma? In this hard-hitting expose, leading national muckraker Martha Rosenberg blows the lid off of everything you thought you knew about these gigantic industries. What's going on behind the scenes is more suspicious, more devious, more disreputable than you could ever have imagined.
Rosenberg has gained the trust of more than twenty doctors, researchers, and experts who were willing to come forward and finally tell all. Born with a Junk Food Deficiency includes explosive interviews with a number of military families whose loved ones fell victim to suicides by antidepressants. There are also behind-the-scenes looks at farms and slaughterhouses and interviews with farm workers that will profoundly affect food consumers. What the author reveals about government complicity, regulatory food and drug safety lapses, and legislative injustices will shock and appall readers.
The message is clear: The pharmaceutical and agricultural industries are tainting public health through marketing disguised as medical education and research, aggressive lobbying, and high-level conflicts of interest.
If you're concerned about the safety of the food you eat and the drugs you take, you owe it to yourself to read this important book.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: "Martha Rosenberg's Born with a Junk Food Deficiency is the perfect treatment for the epidemic of Common Sense Deficiency sweeping America today. Reading this will cause your eyes to pop with amazement and jaw to drop with astonishment and might also save your sanity and your life." —David Healy, professor of psychiatry, Cardiff University, author of "Pharmageddon" and "Let them Eat Prozac"
"There's a story in this book about a pig that is so delectable, it can't be eaten all at once. While this book may make you question eating any pig ever again, it, too, is so rich that it can't be digested in one gulp. We all know about junk food, but what's in 'Junk Food' is bound to surprise you. A wonderful weapon in the arsenal against eating muck disguised as food." —Ingrid Newkirk, president, PETA
"Born With a Junk Food Deficiency is a savage indictment of the the Pharmaceutical-Industrial-Complex, those corporate pushers who have hooked much of the American population on a daily regimen of popping dangerous designer pills, often to treat faux ailments manufactured by the drug makers themselves. More ruthless than any Mexican cartel, the prescription drug industry has corrupted our political institutions, infiltrated our regulatory agencies and bribed the medical establishment to act as dispensers of its high-priced dope, all in the obscene pursuit of mega-profits, consequences be damned. This urgent book should serve as a warning label for an industry that poses a grave threat to the public health." —Jeffrey St. Clair, author, "Born Under a Bad Sky," coeditor, CounterPunch