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A Bone to Pick - The Good and Bad News About Food, With Wisdom and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, Gmos, Farming, and More

Mark Bittman

Since his New York Times op-ed column debuted in 2011, Mark Bittman has emerged as one of our most impassioned and opinionated observers of the food landscape. The Times' only dedicated opinion columnist covering the food beat, Bittman routinely makes readers think twice about how the food we eat is produced, distributed, and cooked, and shines a bright light on the profound impact that diet-both good and bad-can have on our health and that of the planet. In A Bone to Pick, Mark's most memorable and thought-provoking columns are compiled into a single volume for the first time. As abundant and safe as the American food supply appears to be, the state of our health reveals the presence of staggering deficiencies in both the system that produces food and the forces that regulate it. Bittman leaves no issue unexamined; agricultural practices, government legislation, fad diets, and corporate greed all come under scrutiny and show that the issues governing what ends up in our market basket and on our tables are both complex and often deliberately confusing. Unabashedly opinionated and invariably thought provoking, Bittman's columns have helped readers decipher arcane policy, unpack scientific studies, and deflate affronts to common sense when it comes to determining what "eating well" truly means. As urgent as the situation is, Mark contends that we can be optimistic about the future of our food and its impact on our health, as slow-food movements, better school-lunch programs, and even "healthy fast food" become part of the norm. At once inspiring, enraging, and enlightening, A Bone to Pick is an essential resource for every reader eager to understand not only the complexities inherent in the American food system, but also the many opportunities that exist to improve it.

Since his New York Times op-ed column debuted in 2011, Mark Bittman has emerged as one of our most impassioned and opinionated observers of the food landscape. The Times' only dedicated opinion columnist covering the food beat, Bittman routinely makes readers think twice about how the food we eat is produced, distributed, and cooked, and shines a bright light on the profound impact that diet-both good and bad-can have on our health and that of the planet. In A Bone to Pick, Mark's most memorable and thought-provoking columns are compiled into a single volume for the first time. As abundant and safe as the American food supply appears to be, the state of our health reveals the presence of staggering deficiencies in both the system that produces food and the forces that regulate it. Bittman leaves no issue unexamined; agricultural practices, government legislation, fad diets, and corporate greed all come under scrutiny and show that the issues governing what ends up in our market basket and on our tables are both complex and often deliberately confusing. Unabashedly opinionated and invariably thought provoking, Bittman's columns have helped readers decipher arcane policy, unpack scientific studies, and deflate affronts to common sense when it comes to determining what "eating well" truly means. As urgent as the situation is, Mark contends that we can be optimistic about the future of our food and its impact on our health, as slow-food movements, better school-lunch programs, and even "healthy fast food" become part of the norm. At once inspiring, enraging, and enlightening, A Bone to Pick is an essential resource for every reader eager to understand not only the complexities inherent in the American food system, but also the many opportunities that exist to improve it.
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Since his New York Times op-ed column debuted in 2011, Mark Bittman has emerged as one of our most impassioned and opinionated observers of the food landscape. The Times' only dedicated opinion columnist covering the food beat, Bittman routinely makes readers think twice about how the food we eat is produced, distributed, and cooked, and shines a bright light on the profound impact that diet-both good and bad-can have on our health and that of the planet. In A Bone to Pick, Mark's most memorable and thought-provoking columns are compiled into a single volume for the first time. As abundant and safe as the American food supply appears to be, the state of our health reveals the presence of staggering deficiencies in both the system that produces food and the forces that regulate it. Bittman leaves no issue unexamined; agricultural practices, government legislation, fad diets, and corporate greed all come under scrutiny and show that the issues governing what ends up in our market basket and on our tables are both complex and often deliberately confusing. Unabashedly opinionated and invariably thought provoking, Bittman's columns have helped readers decipher arcane policy, unpack scientific studies, and deflate affronts to common sense when it comes to determining what "eating well" truly means. As urgent as the situation is, Mark contends that we can be optimistic about the future of our food and its impact on our health, as slow-food movements, better school-lunch programs, and even "healthy fast food" become part of the norm. At once inspiring, enraging, and enlightening, A Bone to Pick is an essential resource for every reader eager to understand not only the complexities inherent in the American food system, but also the many opportunities that exist to improve it.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

8h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:19


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:36


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:54


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:10


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:31


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:37