JULIE GUTHMAN WEIGHING IN PDF

She has written extensively on contemporary activist efforts to transform the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed. Thanks for joining me today. We talk about food on this show and all things related to food, health, the environment, and animals. She got a Ph. Julie Guthman: Hi! Thank you so much for having me on the show.

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Nahn Quite frankly, it is the neo-liberal market-based food economy that got us into the obesity epidemic, and market-based solutions are not going to get all of us out of this mess. I found this distinction incredibly useful. What we need, Guthman argues, is not will power but the will to power. Disciplines Sociology Social Problems. They treat many of the symptoms, but Guthman is correct in claiming that they do little to address the systemic causes. Ashley rated it really liked it Jan 03, She discusses the shortcomings associated with using BMI as a proxy ju,ie body fat and questions the links between being overweight and being unhealthy.

She reminds us that there are health risks with being too thin. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Modern technology made food cheaper and physical activity less needed. Then they fight you. Fairly dry at times, and could have used some solutions to round out the arguments. This is the crux of her argument that what we need is not different consumer choices but stronger state regulation of food production.

Alternative food systems appear to be here to stay, and ih exist for reasons that Guthman largely writes off. The penultimate chapter of the book asks if local and organic food will make us thin. Guthman takes issue with the currently touted remedy to obesity—promoting food that is local, organic, and farm fresh. They are in the two most common additives. The food industry through its spokesmen and lobbyists claims it is committed to public health.

Jul 27, Laurie rated it it was amazing. Books by Julie Guthman. We read obesity as a sign of certain kinds of failings in a capitalist state such as lack of self-discipline and laziness. Guuthman think using the food system as context for a dare I say Marxist?

She also focuses the lens of Their analysis of the qeighing system and its political history complement each other, and I think it would do anyone very well to get a basic framework of the current status of the food system for Pollan. Guthman will undercut just about every answer you gutjman you have. Earlier in the text, she gives an overview of the ways farmland was originally distributed, and how that generations-ago distribution gave power and wealth to some, while excluding non-whites.

Particularly striking is her discussion of epigenetics, which I wish she had set up as a parallel to wealth creation and control of the food system in the US. The focus on obesity ignores the myriad other illnesses caused by Author Biography poor quality food, inadequate access to healthcare, and environmental toxins—particularly endocrine disruptive Amy Jjulie. Jun 15, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: To put a stop to growing obesity it is necessary to change the economics of food.

And everyone stands to lose, Gutman argues, both from our current food system, which is polluting the environ- ment and our bodies in ways we gutnman only beginning to understand, and from our obsession with obesity. Preview — Weighing In by Julie Guthman. Just as farmland is inherited unequally, epigenetics suggests that the potential for obesity can also be inherited, and that it tends toward lower class populations.

She writes that consumer appetites do not drive the food system 8but they do drive the alternative food system, to some extent. Margaret rated it really liked it Feb 08, May 21, Susie is currently reading it. Related Articles.

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Tojagal Whats on the Menu? While options like CSAs and local artisanal restaurants remain problematic in terms of access and class, one cannot refute that these alternative options now exist, are widespread, and are widely considered to be desirable. They are used in the transportation of both meat and produce. Margaret rated it really liked it Feb 08, She writes that consumer appetites do not drive the food system 8but they do drive the alternative food system, to some extent.

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Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism

Nahn Quite frankly, it is the neo-liberal market-based food economy that got us into the obesity epidemic, and market-based solutions are not going to get all of us out of this mess. I found this distinction incredibly useful. What we need, Guthman argues, is not will power but the will to power. Disciplines Sociology Social Problems. They treat many of the symptoms, but Guthman is correct in claiming that they do little to address the systemic causes. Ashley rated it really liked it Jan 03, She discusses the shortcomings associated with using BMI as a proxy ju,ie body fat and questions the links between being overweight and being unhealthy.

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Julie Guthman: Weighing in: obesity, food justice, and the limits of capitalism

Start your review of Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism California Studies in Food and Culture Write a review Shelves: environment , environmental-justice , food-justice , mybookproject , non-fiction Have you ever wanted to stand up and applaud in the middle of the book? Stop whatever you are doing and acquire a copy of Guthmans book. If you care about food issues, social justice issues, the environment, or economic justice, you need to hear what Guthman has to say. What is the root cause of the obesity epidemic? Guthman will undercut just about every answer you think you have. What we need, Guthman argues, is not will power but the will to power.

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JULIE GUTHMAN WEIGHING IN PDF

But the way Americans eat has become serious business — some say deadly serious. Guthman has an MBA and a Ph. Question: You started your book with details about your own background, but told readers it made you nervous. Why did you decide to do it?

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