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            Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
              

            Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eban, Katherine

            • RRP: $42.50
            • $42.50
            • Pub Date
              23 Jun 20

            From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale--The Jungle for pharmaceuticals Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important publ...ic-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, almost 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true? Katherine Eban's Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing--and the attendant risks for global health. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and dangerous effects. The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings? A decade-long investigation with international sweep, high-stakes brinkmanship and big money at its core, Bottle of Lies reveals how the world's greatest public-health innovation has become one of its most astonishing swindles.
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            ISBN 9780062338792
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2020
            Publisher Ecco Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Coffeeland: A History
             

            Coffeeland: A History (Hardback)

            By Sedgewick, Augustine

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              16 Jun 20

            Coffee is an indispensible part of daily life for billions of people around the world. It is one of the most valuable commodities in the history of the global economy and the leading source of the world's most popular drug. The very word 'coffee' is one of the most widespread on ...the planet. Augustine Sedgewick's COFFEELAND tells the hidden and surprising story of how this came to be, tracing coffee's four-hundred-year transformation from a mysterious Ottoman custom to an everyday necessity. The story is one that few coffee drinkers know, even those working in the industry. It centres on the volcanic highlands of El Salvador, where James Hill, born in the slums of Manchester, founded one of the world's great coffee dynasties in the late nineteenth century. Adapting the innovations of the industrial revolution to plantation agriculture, Hill helped to turn El Salvador into perhaps the most intensive monoculture in modern history, a place of extraordinary productivity, inequality, and violence. The book follows coffee from the Hill family plantations through international markets and into the United States, through the San Francisco roasting plants and vacuum-sealed cans of the major coffee brands, into supermarkets, kitchens, and work places, and finally into today's omnipresent cafes. Augustine Sedgewick shows how a form of global capitalism both connected and divided people, between those who worked with coffee and those who actually drank it, marking a line between the world's rich and poor. Sedgewick reveals how the growth of coffee production, trade, and consumption went hand in hand with the rise of the scientific idea of energy as a universal force, which transformed thinking about how the human body works, as well as ideas about the relationship of one person's work to another's. This had consequences that resulted both in the reshaping of large areas of the tropics and in the ubiquity of a drug served in a cup.
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            ISBN 9780241426227
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat

            Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat (Hardback)

            By Nestle, Marion

            • RRP: $51.00
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            America's leading nutritionist exposes how the food industry corrupts scientific research for profit

            ISBN 9781541697119
            Released NZ 27 Dec 2018
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Oxford Companion to Food

            The Oxford Companion to Food (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Davidson, Alan; Edited by Jaine, Tom

            • RRP: $124.99
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            This Companion is a unique repertory of foodstuffs, cooked dishes, and food processes, with entries that cover the food and foodways of the countries of the world, and the literature of food and cookery. This edition updates existing entries, the bibliography, and adds new entrie...s on topics that reflect the universal relevance of food studies.
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            ISBN 9780199677337
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2014
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Companions
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            From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea
             

            From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By West, Paige

            • Imp. $58.99
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            An ethnography of the production of coffee from producer to consumer with emphasis on the effect of global commodity chains.

            ISBN 9780822351504
            Released NZ 10 Feb 2012
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Magic of a Name: The Rolls-Royce Story, Part 1: The First Forty Years
             

            The Magic of a Name: The Rolls-Royce Story, Part 1: The First Forty Years (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Pugh, Peter

            • RRP: $110.00
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            This text is a story of genius, skill, hard work and dedication which gave the world both cars and aero engines unrivalled in their excellence. Researched from the company's archives, Peter Pugh's account contains hitherto unpublished material about the history of Rolls-Royce.

            ISBN 9781840461510
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781840462845
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2000
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Animal Welfare and Meat Production
             

            Animal Welfare and Meat Production (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            Edited by Gregory, Neville G.; Grandin, Temple

            • RRP: $120.99
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            Presents an understanding of the relationship between the welfare of major food animal species and their physiology, and the direct impact this has on meat quality. This book focuses on the research and developments and also looks into welfare in aquaculture.

            ISBN 9781845932152
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2007
            Publisher Inbooks
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            Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World
              

            Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World (EPUB ebook)

            By Schlosser, Eric

            Explores the links between Hollywood and the fast food trade, and the tactics used to target ever younger consumers. This book reveals the full price of our appetite for instant gratification.

            ISBN 9780141944210
            Available in EPUB
            Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
            Language en
            Released NZ 4 Apr 2002
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

            The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History (Hardback)

            By Clair, Kassia St

            • RRP: $44.99
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            A new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour.

            ISBN 9781473659032
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2018
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

            Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech (Hardback)

            By Foroohar, Rana

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
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            An award-winning Financial Times columnist exposes the threat that Big Tech poses to our democracies, our economies and ourselves Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating system...s run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans. How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street. Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she reveals how these threats to our democracies, our livelihoods and our minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.
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            ISBN 9780241404287
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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