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Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781591845973
Author(s): Anastacia Marx De Salcedo
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Current
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 30 (w x l x h)
Pages: 304

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Americans eat more processed foods than anyone elsein the world. We also spend more on military research.These two seemingly unrelated facts are inextricablylinked. If you ever wondered how ready-to-eat foodsinfiltrated your kitchen, you ll love this entertainingromp through the secret military history of practicallyeverything you buy at the supermarket. In a nondescript Boston suburb, in a handful of lowbuildings buffered by trees and a lake, a group of menand women spend their days researching, testing, tasting, and producing the foods that form the bedrock ofthe American diet. If you stumbled into the facility, youmight think the technicians dressed in lab coats andthe shiny kitchen equipment belonged to one of thegiant food conglomerates responsible for your favoritebrand of frozen pizza or microwavable breakfast burritos.So you d be surprised to learn that you ve justentered the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, ground zero for the processed food industry. Ever since Napoleon, armies have sought betterways to preserve, store, and transport food for battle.As part of this quest, although most people don t realizeit, the U.S. military spearheaded the invention ofenergy bars, restructured meat, extended-life bread, instant coffee, and much more. But there s been aninsidious mission creep: because the military enlistedindustry huge corporations such as ADM, ConAgra, General Mills, Hershey, Hormel, Mars, N Please click here to ask a question
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