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.