Real Food Fake Food
Reading Real Food Fake Food was a huge awakening for me. In it, Larry Olmsted investigates the food industry and maintains that Americans aren’t necessarily eating what they think. For example, he asserts that some of the fish we eat is mislabeled as more expensive fish, much of the “extra-virgin” olive oil we consume is blended with blended with lower quality olive oil or other less expensive oils, and that Kobe beef served in America is not truly “Kobe beef.”
Becoming educated about our food and where it comes from is important so we can make informed decisions about what we put into our bodies. After reading the entertaining Real Food Fake Food, I’m convinced buying pricey, yet higher quality food is money well spent and believe this book is essential reading for everyone.