Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine

Marion Nestle (Author)

Product Details

University of California Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2008
5.98 X 8.12 X 0.91 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She is author of the award-winning Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (revised and expanded edition, UC Press), Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (UC Press), and What to Eat, among other books. She serves as nutrition coeditor of The Bark magazine.


"A detective story that identifies plenty of perpetrators as well as victims. . . .[Warns] that the problems wouldn't stop with animals"-- (09/29/2008)
"Informative. . . Begging comparison with Sinclair's The Jungle."-- (08/25/2008)
"Fantastically readable."--Food & Wine (09/30/2008)
"Iluminate(s) the connections between the food supplies of humans, farm animals and pets. . . . Highlight(s) the broader failings of food regulation."-- (09/06/2008)
"A serious investigative tome."--Financial Times (04/19/2009)
"Reads like a gripping murder mystery." (09/10/2008)
"Like a good novel, the book is a quick, even entertaining read. The message, however, is one that demands paying attention."-- (09/10/2008)
"Nestle is one of the best writers on the general subject of the food industry. . .. Guaranteed to get you thinking."-- (09/01/2008)
"The information and its implications are eye-opening. It's a call to action that we can all hope the new Obama administration hears."-- (01/23/2009)
"A call to action that we can all hope the new Obama administration hears before there's a repeat of the tragedy."--Sacramento Bee (01/20/2009)