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Hidden HungerGender and the Politics of Smarter Foods$
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Aya Hirata Kimura

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451645

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451645.001.0001

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(p.162) Conclusion
Hidden Hunger

Aya Hirata Kimura

Cornell University Press

This concluding chapter argues that nutritionism brings a subtle but profound change in how one talks about food and health. It influences the powerful institutions of society, from the market to government to science. In addition, the scientific reductionism of nutritionism translates well into economic reductionism in food politics. Agrofood scholars such as Kathleen McAfee have pointed out the link between biotechnology's reductionist tendency and its business potential, while historians of nutritional science such as Rima Apple have found that the development of nutritional science in the United States has been linked to the historical growth of the market for vitamin-based products. By erasing the “social life” of food, reductionism refashions food and agriculture into controllable and tradable things amenable to the logic of market place.

Keywords:   nutritionism, scientific reductionism, agrofood, Rima Apple, market place

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