Saturday, March 14, 2015

This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth? by Patrick Di Justo

Exactly. Do you really want to know all of "stuff" that they put in your food? Apparently a growing number of people do.

This book looks at fifty items - twenty-five food and drink comes under part one while twenty-five other stuff comes in with part two.

Di Justo explains his research at the beginning and why he started this project. Then he dives in.

After naming the item with a little picture to go along with it, you will read just a few of the chemicals that are found mixed in. This is where it might become a tedious read. It reads like a semi-advanced chemistry lecture.

By semi I mean Di Justo tries to add some offbeat humor in with the descriptions and also where else you might find things like the putrescine you find in coffee.

I was hoping for a more everyday explanation instead of the scientific-heavy form we got. Of course this might serve as a warning of the dumbing down we become. But I can't help thinking how if I wanted to explain this book to someone at a party, I would have them completely bored within the first thirty seconds.

I was hoping for something more...which is ironically what is in most of our foods.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Three Rivers Press.

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