Industrializing Diet, Industrializing Ourselves

Technology, food, and the body, since 1750

Authored by: Chris Otter

The Routledge History of Food

Print publication date:  October  2014
Online publication date:  October  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415628471
eBook ISBN: 9781315753454
Adobe ISBN: 9781317621133


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Previously food and factories had nothing to do with each other, but now many artificial processes have been interposed between man and the plants and animals from which his food is derived … We do not know what has been added to or taken away from our food. Mummified preparations are vividly dyed to simulate the green freshness of plants, the red or yellow of fruit juices, the golden colour of butter and eggs.

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