Project Description

This website is one of our “Book” projects. The website was developed for Anthony Winson, the author, to coincide with the publication of his new book “The Industrial Diet”. The book chronicles the long-term transformation of food from a natural resource into an edible commodity that far too often fails to nourish us. Anthony Winson reveals how a combination of technological changes, population growth, and political and economic factors helped constitute and transform mass dietary regimes from the nineteenth century to the present day, and he offers new evidence linking broad-based dietary changes with negative health effects. With its focus on the degradation of food and the emergent struggle for healthful eating, this book encourages us to reflect on the state of our food environments and to create realistic and innovative strategies that can lead to a healthier future.

Anthony Winson, Ph.d. is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. The Industrial Diet followed his previous four well received publications.

Dr. Winson updates the website himself with the latest Research and News on this topic. Some of the photographs were taken by author himself.