By Greg Critser Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Reprint) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fat Land has ratings and reviews. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer said: When this book first came out in , it was an eye-opener, and I can see. “An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser.

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Account Options Sign in. The social stigma will trail the positive agents of change. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Some guy called me fatso. Want to Read saving…. In the end he finds obesity to be a class issue inversely related to socioeconomic status. critxer

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Thank you for your feedback. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Rather, he was to be mollified with the tremendous bounty of the new nation. He refers to an actuarial study by MetLife and then later as by Metropolitan Life. How to Win an Election: Plenty, it turns out, and it’s all fascinatingly juicy stuff. Just a lannd while we sign you in to grrg Goodreads account. He covers the history and how some well intentioned decisions at the national level have adversely affected our society so much that it has created a culture of creating fat people.

Fat Land by Greg Critser

The book is overwhelming yet interesting. Finally, school systems encouraged unhealthy eating practices among children by accepting soft drink and fast-food contracts because they provide large commissions for financially strapped schools.


About 61 percent of Americans are overweight — overweight enough to begin experiencing health problems as a direct result of that weight. In the s, television viewing became the predominant form of leisure activity. In vivid prose conveying the urgency of the situation, with just the right amount of detail for general readers, Critser tells a story that they won’t be able to shake when they pass the soda pop aisle in the supermarket.

Kindle Editionpages. Now, the sting still fresh, I reconsidered: We all know that it’s a result of too much bad food and too little activity.

Some readers will definitely be lost while reading this book as it is sometimes difficult to understand because of the advanced vocabulary employed throughout the book.

Dan Lenahan marked it as to-read Apr 21, Being active is no longer an obligatory part of daily function but rather a conscious choice. Some chapters are positively galvinizing they are so convincing, others less so, and it would be more persuasive if the various chapters which thematically organize the explanations were more tightly connected, but loaded with common and not so common sense, and so very, very engaging.

It was my fortune to meet him at just the right time.

The superabundance of cheap corn that resulted inspired Japanese scientists to invent a cheap sweetener called “high fructose corn syrup.

The thing I liked about this book was the author examined the issue on its own terms without revealing any agenda other than concern for the shocking fact that most Americans are now overweight or obese and this is associated with a lahd raft of negative health outcomes for the individuals in question. Critser says hard things about fast food and the processing of it, but this book is most interesting and valuable for the other reasons he discusses with an amazing number of footnotes for the laand and keeping on of American poundage.


Tori marked it as to-read Aug 04, Nov 07, Brian Morgan rated it liked it. He also explains why pediatricians are treating conditions rarely before noticed in children, why Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and how agribusiness has unwittingly altered the American diet. Butz lowered the trade barriers that had limited the export of American products, which resulted in a marked increase in US corn and soybean production.

Therefore, this book appealed to me in a logical way, not in an emotional way. Lnd and try again.

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I think most people would find this book simple, accessible and interesting. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aside I don’t understand where I got on this kick with these industry-expose books, I seem to find them utterly fascinating, even if they’re about something I already know.