Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over The American Meal

By Megan Thomas

I introduce you to a trifecta: a book that made me feel funny about chicken nuggets, one that has a punny name, as well as one written by one of my wonderful Babble interviewees, which you can watch below. An emotional combo, really, but one I’m embracing.

Though specific to American policy, this provides a fascinating insight into the world of processed food, the origins of it including the frankly good intentions of the food scientists who developed it, and the attitudes of those who consume it. I think that nutrition books often have an “objective” – no more nuggies, food choices to save the environment, etc. But Melanie Warner went into this with a purely scientific, journalistic hat on and it was refreshing. No agenda, just facts, science and information. That said, you probably won’t be fancying a square of processed cheese anytime soon after reading!

Read Melanie’s second book, The Magic Feather Effect: Alternative Medicine and The Surprising Power of Belief.


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