Food and Your Well-Being Author:Theodore P. Labuza In the past few years, food, nutrition, dieting, poisonous additives, and enviromental contamination have become hot topics of public conversation. Famine, sugar, eggs, cyclamates, and Red Dye Number 2 have all been in the news. Many people have changed their diets for fear of heart disease or to lose weight. The public exposure to food proble... more »ms is carried on through many sources. Senator George McGovern, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Health, stated in the committee's January 1975 report: "We have reached the point where nutrition or the lack or excess or the quality of it may be the Nation's number one problem. The threat is not beriberi, pellagra, or scurvy. Rather, we face the more subtle, but also more deadly reality of millions of Americans loading their stomachs with food which is likely to make them obese, to give them high blood pressure, to induce heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. -In short, to kill them over the long term."
This is a very strong statement about our dietary habits and the United States food supply. I don't believe this statement to be absolutely true, but I believe most people do not understand the basis off nutrition and food preservation. This book is designed to present that information in a simple form for the public. The purpose of this book is to give a balanced factual viewpoint without going into laborious details of more scientific importance.« less