We recently spoke with former New York Times business reporter Melanie Warner, author of the new book, "Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal." Warner’s journey into examining the 'food processing industrial complex' began when she tried to answer how a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color and texture for years.
Below is an excerpt from PANDORA’S LUNCHBOX by Melanie Warner. Copyright © 2013 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Excerpted with permission by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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