Feb. 2018 - The Food Police

2/14/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week!

This week, we kicked off our February read, The Food Police, by Jayson Lusk. Week 1 covered pages 41-100 (chapters 3, 4 and 5), which explored a some of the misconceptions about food and why people make the food decisions they do (or say they will).

Below are several responses that we thought summed up the Week 2 chat well, covered themes, or contained thought-provoking questions or comments.

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section of this post or on Twitter (clicking the date at the bottom of each tweet will take you directly to that tweet on Twitter’s website). You can see the full conversation by searching “#AgBookClub” on Twitter.

Q1: What’s one thing you liked or disliked in this selection?


Q2: Are there any food brands/labels you prefer because you just *know* it tastes better than its counterparts?


Q3: Are there any so-called “experts” out there that drive you bonkers?


Q4: Who do you think the audience for this book is? Would this book do/is this book doing anything to sway your opinion?


Q5: The end of the section talked about a study in a store where they followed customers who said they would buy one thing to see if they would follow through. Why do you think people say they prefer to buy organic, cage-free, etc., but don’t follow through?


Q6: Do you ever feel judged by what’s in your shopping cart?


Join us for Week 3 of our February read, The Food Police, on Wednesday, February 21st. We’ll be discussing pages 101 – 135 (chapters 6 and 7). See the reading schedule here. If you’re never participated in AgBookClub before, please jump right in! We’d love to have you join us!

The #AgBookClub Twitter chat takes place Wednesdays at 8pm CST.

Check out what’s coming up on #AgBookClub in 2018. Have a book-lover friend? Invite them to join!

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