The Industrial Diet chronicles the long-term transformation of food from essential nutrients into edible commodities that far too often fail to nourish us. This book reveals how a combination of technological changes, population growth, and political and economic factors helped constitute and transform mass diets from the nineteenth century to the present day. In The Industrial Diet Anthony Winson details how the dominant economic logic of pushing product for profit has resulted in the systematic degradation of food and led to the saturation of our food environments with nutrient poor edible commodities.
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Anthony Winson (M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto) is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. He has also taught at Western University and Saint Mary’s University. He is the author of several books on food, agrarian issues, and the changing structure of work. Anthony is currently examining sustainable seafood certification and the Canadian food retail sector.