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Who Poisoned Your Bacon?

The Dangerous History of Meat Additives

Guillaume Coudray Bee Wilson



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04 May 2021
The result of more than five years of detailed research, documentary filmmaker Guillaume Coudray's book demonstrates why many in the media are now comparing the processed meat industry with Big Tobacco.

The first part of the book explores why nitro-additives came to be used systematically in meat processing. The second explains why, since the 1950s, meat-packing companies across the West have, it is alleged, repeatedly denied the links between the chemicals used in making bacon and ham, and the onset of bowel cancer - among many other health problems.

As Cochonneries (La Decouverte, 2017), the original book led to widespread coverage in France and a hard-hitting documentary on French television. This completely updated English translation is set to have a major impact on the debate in the UK and US and create significant levels of media coverage. The story it unearths - of the investigations into big business flying in the face of countless scientific health warnings - is one that too few of us have yet heard.

'Reads like a crime novel, in which the processed meat industry is the perpetrator and ordinary consumers are the victims.' - Bee Wilson, Guardian, on Cochonneries
Foreword by:  
Imprint:   Icon Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   392g
ISBN:   9781785786112
ISBN 10:   1785786113
Pages:   306
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Guillaume Coudray is a French author and director of documentary films. He is a graduate of Sciences Po and a former research grantee at the National Foundation for Political Science. This is his first book; he lives in Paris.

Reviews for Who Poisoned Your Bacon?: The Dangerous History of Meat Additives

Eye-opening and important ... a book full of righteous anger' * Bee Wilson, from her Foreword *

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