Don’t Eat This Book

Rating: ★★★★
Category: Books
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Author: Morgan Spurlock

…He reveals other things in his appendices — like which food companies are actually owned by tobacco corporations — that I was thankful I started reading labels last year. The author heaps shocking upon shocking revelations that it almost had me going vegan. Almost.

In the final two chapters, he does mention that there are ways to get livestock that aren’t genetically manipulated or that are at least treated ethically. Stress-free pigs, cattle, fish and poultry, as I call them. He also talks a little bit about organically grown vegetables.

The book sometimes cites references, sometimes just stories from friends. It’s not very heavy, as it doesn’t bombard you with health-related jargon. In fact, Spurlock writes blogger style, which makes it an extremely easy read. I think it’s perfect for those who are rethinking their lifestyles but don’t want to be overburdened with too many scientific details. In my case, it made me think a lot about how seriously education systems in my country have overlooked the value of nutrition. American school cafeterias aren’t the only ones selling artery-clogging junk to its kids. If I take a survey of how many school cafeterias actually include leafy vegetables in their menu, I’ll only be able to come up with one.

On a side note: Morgan Spurlock is also the award-winning director of the documentary Supersize Me. You may be able to notice that Don’t Eat This Book updates that video.>>> Continue reading this review at Coolay.Com>>>

5 Comments

  1. Bea Lapa

    May 29, 2008 at 3:22 am

    nabili ko lang on sale sa powerbooks at less than 500. feeling ko nga less than 100 pa eh. kasi andun siya sa mga racks.

  2. seibu fashion

    May 29, 2008 at 3:35 am

    hehe. mura lang pala. napanood ko kasi yung supersize and i liked it. so gusto ko siya mabasa 🙂

    ps – ano na balita re: ob forum? 🙂

  3. Bea Lapa

    May 29, 2008 at 3:55 am

    up pa yung forum. shockingly. pero i dunno for how long.

    in the meantime, i'm checking my bandwidth muna. pero sana hopefully makahanap ako ng panahon ayusin siya kasi by June 10 student mode ulit ako.

    ok din yung book. 🙂 sana makahanap ka ng on sale pa rin.

  4. seibu fashion

    May 29, 2008 at 4:15 am

    sana nga…naiintriga ako.
    thanks 🙂

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