Feb. 2018 - The Food Police

2/28/18 #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 finished off our February read, The Food Police, by Jayson Lusk. Week 4 covered pages 135 – 190 (chapters 8, 9 & 10), which covered topics like nutrition, school lunch programs, and “fat taxes.”

Below are several responses that we thought summed up the Week 4 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 have you liked best about this book? Liked the least?


Q2: Do you think government nutrition guides (food pyramid, MyPlate) help national health? Why or why not?


Q3: Are “fat taxes” (taxes on specific food products, like chips or soda) the way of the future? Do you generally support or oppose them?


Q4: What are your thoughts on the “local food” movement? Just a fad or here to stay?


Q5: What’s the motivation behind “epidemic” stats and scare tactics in health and diets? is there anything objectively good about diet culture?


Q6: How many stars (on a scale of 1 to 5) would you give this book? Why?


Join us for Week 1 of our March read, The Man Who Fed the World, on Wednesday, March 7th. We’ll be discussing pages 1 -66 (chapters 1 – 4). 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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