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Margarine, Butter, and the Trans-Fats Fiasco

Gyorgy Scrinis

in Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes the history of margarine and its rivalry with butter, and the continuous reengineering of margarine across the three eras of nutritionism in response to changing knowledge about ... More


Confusion at the Table: Can We Trust That Our Food Is Healthy?

Walter C. Willett

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.12
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Eating is essentially an act of trust because we trust that the food that we eat, most of which we are not responsible for farming or processing, is safe. However, instances of food contamination and ... More


“You Mean It’s Not Good for Me?”

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines health concerns regarding peanut butter. In the late 1980s, peanut butter's abiding popularity was demonstrated by the appearance of stores exclusively devoted to selling ... More


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