What is a general summary of each section of Food Politics by Marion Nestle?
In part one, Nestle first examines the fact and fiction of federal guidelines and nutrition recommendations. Very notably, the government-published food pyramid is her biggest example. She outlines how lobbyists directly impact the ways that Americans are advised by the government about nutrition. Similarly, she questions how the USDA can maintain integrity as an agency that both educates the public on nutrition and protects the agriculture industry. Then, in part two, Nestle takes on documenting the many ways business influences food policies in the United States. She uncovers how often food lobbyists make significant campaign donations to politicians who are writing food policy. She critiques the ways in which food research and the study of nutrition have been touched by agricultural industry.