The Dorito Effect

Written by:
Mark Schatzker
Narrated by:
Chris Patton

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2015
8 hours 18 minutes
In The Dorito Effect, Mark Schatzker shows us how our approach to the nation's number one public health crisis has gotten it wrong. The epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are not tied to the overabundance of fat or carbs. Instead, we have been led astray by the growing divide between flavor - the tastes we crave - and the underlying nutrition. Since the late 1940s, we have been slowly leeching flavor out of the food we grow. Simultaneously, we have taken great leaps forward in technology, allowing us to produce in the lab the very flavors that are being lost on the farm. Thanks to this largely invisible epidemic, seemingly healthy food is becoming more like junk food: highly craveable but nutritionally empty. We have unknowingly interfered with an ancient chemical language - flavor - that evolved to guide our nutrition, not destroy it.
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really interesting and eye opening book with a sprinkle of humor. good narrator as well.

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Marion P.

I really enjoyed this book but be forewarned, it will change the way you see food and your shopping habits. I may even have to start raising chickens. If you listen you'll know what I mean. Also the narrator is one of the best I've listened to, engaging.

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