How is our food produced, distributed, and cooked? Mark Bittman has lots of information and opinions on the subject in his book A BONE TO PICK. The collection of his best New York Times columns covers big agriculture, meat, “real food” (and the other kind,) diets, legislation, labeling, and a FAQ list with short answers, and many positive and simple suggestions. The book’s subtitle says it all: “The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming and more.”

Bittman’s comments reflect his understanding of the complexity of the subject and the simplicity of healthy eating. He calls out bad diets, junk food providers, and over-simplified solutions, including medications. His appealing suggestions for home cooking are easy to prepare.

Read this for a balanced look at our contemporary food. Especially informative for those resolving to live a healthier life.


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