Fork In Review

Jan Hume

Book Review: “So Shall We Reap; What’s Gone Wrong With the World’s Food – and How to Fix it” by Colin Tudge

In this book, Tudge’s main concern is that those who have power and money behave as if farming is just another business to supply dividends to shareholders. He is one of many who have written about food and farming for the last couple of decades. In the hospitality industry there is a thing called “accountants’ […]

Book Review: “THE BIG FAT SURPRISE: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet” by Nina Teicholz

There have been about five decades of research on heart disease. In this book Teicholz has reviewed the literature and detailed the research on the diet-heart debate. She set out how scientific belief rather than evidence, NGOs, food manufacturers, government agencies, and other organisations over-promised and under-delivered. All this has very likely contributed to the […]

Book Review: “TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick” by Suzanne Somers

We live in a man-made toxic environment and we may not know what chemicals we are exposed to every day. Many chemicals can set off an allergic reaction: car exhaust, industrial solvents, plasticizers, pesticides, herbicides, paint, new-car smell, laundry detergent, new carpet smells, cleaning agents, soaps and shampoos etc. They can have an accumulative effect […]