The Dorito Effect

The Dorito Effect

The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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In The Dorito Effect, Mark Schatzker shows us how our approach to the nation's number one public health crisis has gotten it wrong. The epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are not tied to the overabundance of fat or carbs. Instead, we have been led astray by the growing divide between flavor - the tastes we crave - and the underlying nutrition. Since the late 1940s, we have been slowly leeching flavor out of the food we grow. Simultaneously, we have taken great leaps forward in technology, allowing us to produce in the lab the very flavors that are being lost on the farm. Thanks to this largely invisible epidemic, seemingly healthy food is becoming more like junk food: highly craveable but nutritionally empty. We have unknowingly interfered with an ancient chemical language - flavor - that evolved to guide our nutrition, not destroy it.
Publisher: Chicago : Dreamscape Media, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781681412962
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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gritslover
Aug 04, 2016

Troubling in the extreme and thought provoking. Made my blood boil at times because of what is being done to the food and inedible food-like substances in America. NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS! I will buy this book just to have the info in the appendix and will definitely reread!

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