Truths of the Table (Innbundet)

What you are not told about your food

Author:

Niels Christian Geelmuyden

Norwegian title: Sannheten på bordet
Norwegian subtitle: Det du ikke får vite om maten din
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2013
Pages: 320
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202421885
Overview Sannheten på bordet

This book offers us thorough, new information about what we find on our grocer’s shelves to enable us to choose food that is good for us.

The author reveals the truth about the toxic substances in food that we are not told about. And about how the nutritional value of food is declining without us realising it. About systematic mistakes in feeding the animals we eat, and also mistreatment and medication of them. About the dark sides of genetic modification, pasteurisation, processing and packing. About how food inspectors are becoming more concerned with servingpowerful industry interests than with the health of the citizens. And also about all the good and pure foodstuffs that are still available. Valuable information for people at a time when the distance between producers and consumers of foods is growing steadily greater.

When you have read this sensational book, you will be aware of the foodstuffs to choose for the sake of your own health and also be enabled to use your power as a consumer to get clean, e vironmentally friendly food in your local shops.

Worryingly well documented, well written and important.

‘Geelmuyden points out the obvious links between bad food and ill health.’
ADRESSEAVISEN

‘Truths of the Table is a great book and an important contribution when it comes to highlighting some of the consequences of our food being produced as cheaply as possible.’
KLASSEKAMPEN

‘Both the methods of the food industry and the contents of raw ingredients are revealed in this book. Geelmuyden also gives advice about how simple it can be to choose safe, organic and healthy alternatives with the right know-how. An important and well-written book.’
TARA SMAK

‘Maybe it is high time to take all this unpleasant information seriously and not just with a pinch of salt?’
MORGENBLADET

‘On the foods way from the field to the table, Geelmuyden finds many unappetizing facts. From the growth in pesticides in Norwegian farmin (318 tons in 2011 compared to 282 tons in 2008), an alarming number of certain serious illnesses in exposed populations, the use of ever dubious fillers as replacement for real food, an last but not least: he follows the traces of how economic interest overruns the farmers and consumers requirement for healthy production and food.‘
NATIONEN

To the top

More books by Niels Christian Geelmuyden:

Reviews from Sannheten på bordet

Sannheten på bordet

"Boken anbefales på det varmeste for alle som bryr seg om det en spiser og drikker."
 
Kristian Gahre, Bulletin
«På matens vei fra jord til bord avdekker Geelmuyden mange uappetitteligheter, fra den økende bruken av sprøytemidler i norske landbruk (318 tonn virksomt stoff i 2011 mot 282 tonn i 2008), en skremmende overhyppighet av enkelte alvorlige sykdommer hos eksponerte grupper, bruken av stadig mer tvilsomt fyllstoff til erstatning for skikkelig matvarer - men ikke minst nøster han opp hvordan økonomiske interesser overkjører bønders og forbrukeres krav om helsetrygg produksjon og mat.»Ole-Jacob Christensen, Nationen

Matmytene er servert, klare for å bli avslørt

"Det er likevel ingen tvil om at det er mye den norske forbrukeren ikke vet om dagens matforsyning og matprodukter. Boken inneholder mange viktige poenger som vi alle absolutt bør tenke over."Tidsskrift for den norske legeforening

Mellom stive permer

"Her blir både matvareindustriens metoder og råvarenes virkelige innhold avslørt. Samtidig gir Geelmuyden råd om hvor enkelt det kan være med riktig kunnskap å velge trygge, rene og sunne alternativer. En viktig og velskrevet bok."Tara Smak

Til bords med sannheten

"Kanskje er det på tide å ta all denne ubehagelige informasjonen på alvor og nettopp ikke med en klype salt? For jevnt over står det ikke bra til med det norske kosthold. "Knut Stene-Johansen, Morgenbladet
"Geelmuyden setter fingeren på opplagte sammenhenger mellom dårlig mat og dårlig helse."Adresseavisen
"«Sannheten på bordet» er en god bok og et viktig bidrag for å belyse noen av konsekvensene av at maten vår produseres så billig som mulig."Klassekampen

To the top

Author Niels Christian Geelmuyden

Niels Chr. Geelmuyden (1960– ) is a writer and journalist, who has become well known, in particular for his interview portraits for the magazines Kapital and Henne. He writes think-pieces for the radio and columns for publications ranging from the in-flight SAS magazine to newspapers such as Bergens Tidende. With his critical books about the food industry he has reached a wide audience and really put the topic to debate.

To the top

Foreign rights