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Food bullying, how to avoid buying B.S., Michele Payn

Food bullying, how to avoid buying B.S., Michele Payn
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non fiction
Main title
Food bullying
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Michele Payn
Sub title
how to avoid buying B.S.
"Food Bullying: Are You Buying B.S. reveals the $5.75 trillion secret that food marketers and celebrity spokespeople don't want you to know and provides tools to defend your food choices. More than 40,000 products can be found in a grocery store, making it a playground for food bullying and leading consumers to believe that B.S. (bull speak) food is superior. Positioning one food as superior to another lies at the heart of food bullying and marketing profits. Misleading marketing has made food an unnecessarily emotional topic where each choice is seemingly a moral statement or social movement. Food Bullying upends the way you think about food and gives you permission to make eating choices based on your own social, ethical, environmental, and health standards rather than brand, friend, or Facebook claims. Michele Payn, one of North America's leading voices in connecting farm and food, takes a startling look at the misrepresentation of food and sheds light on bogus nutrition and environmental claims to help you recognize and stand up to the bullies. Food Bullying guides you through understanding food label claims and offers insight on "the hidden world of farming." Armed with science and a lifetime on the farm, Michele provides a six-step action plan for you to overcome food bullying, simplify safe food choices, and even save time in the grocery store"--Amazon.com
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Are you buying B.S. (Bull Speak)? -- Section 1. Understanding the playground of food bullying. What is B.S.? ; Who are the victims? ; Do we really need a $5.75 trillion playground? ; How does food bullying affect us? -- Section 2. Recognizing food fairytales & folklore. Can you find the wolf or ugly duckling? ; Are hormones the wicked fairy or Sleeping Beauty? ; Is Jack or the giant a more sustainable farmer? ; Are cow farts folklore? -- Section 3. Building your own story to understand food bullying. Who are the players? ; What are the motivators? ; Why does it matter to your brain? ; Where does bullying happen? ; When are you the most vulnerable? ; How do you stand up to bullies? -- Section 4. Thinking through B.S. to overcome bullying. Defining food labels & looking for B.S. ; Evaluating food claims ; Managing information literacy -- Section 5. Finding your own solutions. Thinking critically to navigate the playground ; Building a plan to overcome bullying ; Will you be part of creating a better food story? -- Final thoughts: Standing up for what is right
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