Born With A Junk Food Deficiency

How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health

Born With A Junk Food Deficiency
Random House, Inc.
This hard-hitting exposé blows the lid off of everything you thought you knew about Big Pharma and Big Food. What goes on behind the scenes in these industries is more suspicious, more devious, more disreputable than you could have ever imagined. Rosenberg’s message is clear: the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries are tainting public health through marketing disguised as medical education and research, aggressive lobbying, and high-level conflicts of interest. If you’re concerned about the safety of the drugs you take and the food you eat, you owe it to yourself to read this important book.

Having gained the trust of more than twenty doctors, researchers, and experts who were willing to come forward and finally tell all, reporter and editorial cartoonist Rosenberg presents us with her shocking findings. Explosive material from whistle-blowers, scientists, unsealed lawsuits, and Big Pharma’s and Big Food’s own marketers exposes how these industries put profits before public safety and how the government puts the interests of business before the welfare of consumers, creating a double whammy that "pimps" the public health. What Rosenberg reveals about government complicity, regulatory food- and drug-safety lapses, and legislative injustices will both shock and appall.

Baker & Taylor
Drawing on interviews with doctors, researchers and other experts, the author exposes the dangers lurking behind the scenes at large food companies

Book News
In this book for general readers, Rosenberg, a journalist and editorial cartoonist whose work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Huffington Post, exposes dangerous practices, corruption, and outright lying in the pharmaceutical and food industries. She proves that US law and federal policies prioritize big business over public health in our overfed yet undernourished country, and decries Big Pharma's plans to drug toddlers with mood stabilizers and Big Agri's efforts to push food waste onto the cafeteria trays of school children. The book is illustrated with original b&w cartoons by the author. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

Reveals information about the food and pharmaceutical industries, including controversies in animal growth hormones, governmental regulation loopholes, and the hyper-marketing of unnecessary medications.

Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012
ISBN: 1616145935
Branch Call Number: 613.071 R
Characteristics: p. cm.


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June 18th. The author's illustrated lecture, drawing on interviews with doctors, researchers and other experts, exposes the dangers lurking behind the scenes at large food companies.

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