• Ultra-Processed People
  • Ultra-Processed People
  • Ultra-Processed People
  • Ultra-Processed People
  • Ultra-Processed People
  • Ultra-Processed People
  • Ultra-Processed People
  • Ultra-Processed People

Ultra-Processed People: Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn’t Food … and Why Can’t We Stop?

Language & Reference, Popular Science
Hardback Published on: 27/04/2023
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Ultra-Processed People
This book has re-written what we define as ‘food’
It’s bothered me for years that I don’t actually know what some of the ingredients are in the food I buy from the supermarket, I obviously googled them but... READ MORE
Ultra-Processed People
You’ve heard of Big Pharma, this is Big Food…
You’ve heard of Big Pharma, this is Big Food. Huge multinational food organisations have fingers in all political, scientific and public health pies, ensur... READ MORE
Paul Thornton
Ultra-Processed People
Well researched & covers a lot of ground...
‘Ultra-Processed People’ is an informative, interesting look at the food industry - including marketing & branding of food, food processing, the environmen... READ MORE
Gemma Dudley
Ultra-Processed People
Ultra-processed people
An incredible book about the danger and the impact of modern food on our physical and mental health. This book was informative but still captivating, I hig... READ MORE
Ultra-Processed People
Thoroughly researched but easy to read, Ultra-Processed People is a horrifying account of how greedy food companies have replaced actual food with industri... READ MORE
Eszter Kenez
Ultra-Processed People
This book has utterly changed the way I look at food. It has changed what I eat. I no longer want to eat manufactured edible material that isn't actually f... READ MORE
Becky, Waterstones Gloucester


An eye-opening investigation into the science, economics, history and production of ultra-processed food.

It's not you, it's the food.

We have entered a new 'age of eating' where most of our calories come from an entirely novel set of substances called Ultra-Processed Food, food which is industrially processed and designed and marketed to be addictive. But do we really know what it's doing to our bodies?

Join Chris in his travels through the world of food science and a UPF diet to discover what's really going on. Find out why exercise and willpower can't save us, and what UPF is really doing to our bodies, our health, our weight, and the planet (hint: nothing good).

For too long we've been told we just need to make different choices, when really we're living in a food environment that makes it nigh-on impossible. So this is a book about our rights. The right to know what we eat and what it does to our bodies and the right to good, affordable food.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529900057
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 611g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm

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Ultra-Processed People
Very interesting but terrifying
This has opened my eyes and changed my life.
Rachel Butler
Ultra-Processed People
Opened my eyes
After eating a lot of ultra processed ‘food’ for a long while I got this book. Now processed food isn’t in my diet. I couldn’t believe what I read… how our... READ MORE
Nicole Creasey
Ultra-Processed People
Amazing book
Everyone should read this. I can't stop raving about it to anyone who will listen. It's truely eye opening and has completely changed my understanding of t... READ MORE
Holly Jackson
Ultra-Processed People
Important issues for us all on the foods we eat
Evidence presented that ultra processed foods are causing a lot of the increase in obesity that we are suffering from at the moment. Seems a convincing arg... READ MORE
David Barlow
Ultra-Processed People
Excellent informative read for anyone...
I love this book, it's not recipes or telling us what to do, it's the information to take away and become the basis of food shopping decisions if you so wi... READ MORE
Rebecca Tomlinson
Ultra-Processed People
A real eye opener
The studies in cited in this book fundamentally shaped our current understanding of UPF foods. It tackles complex issues and draws links to things very eas... READ MORE
Shaun King