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Understanding Food Systems: Agriculture, Food Science, and Nutrition in the United States explores the complex and evolving system from which the United States gets its food. From farm, to home, and everything in-between, the authors use a scientific perspective that explains the fundamentals of agricultural production, food science, and human nutrition that will guide readers through the issues that shape our food system, including political, societal, environmental, economic, and ethical concerns. Presenting the role and impact of technology, from production to processing and safety, to cultural and consumer behavior perspectives, the book also explores the link between food systems and the history of nutrients and diet patterns, and how these influence disease occurrence. Current topics of concern and debate, including the correlations between food systems and diet-related diseases, such as obesity and diabetes are explored, as are the history and current status of food insecurity and accessibility. Throughout the text, readers are exposed to current topics that play important roles in personal food choices and how they influence components of the food system. Presents the evolution of the US food system, from historical beginnings, to current consumer and political roles and responsibilities Provides farm to fork insights on production and consumption practices in the United States Explores complex topics in call-out boxes throughout the text to help readers understand the various perspectives on controversial topics

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Genre Book : Technology & Engineering
Author Book : Ruth MacDonald
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Book : 2017-05-25
Download Book : 372 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780128044858


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UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION is a best-selling food fundamentals text ideal for an undergraduate course that covers the basic elements of food preparation, food service, and food science. Contemporary and comprehensive in coverage, it introduces students to the variety of aspects associated with food preparation. The Fifth Edition thoroughly explores the science of food through core material on food selection and evaluation, food safety, and food chemistry. Food preparation, classification, composition, selection, purchasing, and storage for a range of traditional food items are discussed, and the various aspects of food service are covered: meal planning, basic food preparation, equipment, food preservation, and government regulations. A rich illustration and photo program and unique pedagogical features make the information easily understandable and interesting to students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Amy Brown
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release Book : 2014-02-26
Download Book : 704 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781285954493


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UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION is a best-selling food fundamentals text ideal for an undergraduate course that covers the basic elements of food preparation, food service, and food science. It is contemporary and comprehensive in coverage and introduces students to the variety of aspects associated with food preparation. UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION, Fourth Edition, thoroughly explores the science of food through core material on food selection and evaluation, food safety, and food chemistry. The various aspects of food service are covered: meal planning, basic food preparation, equipment, food preservation, and government regulations. The final sections of the text cover food preparation, classification, composition, selection, purchasing, and storage information for a range of traditional food items. A rich illustration and photo program and unique pedagogical features make the information easily understandable and interesting to students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Amy Christine Brown
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2010-06-01
Download Book : 704 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780538734981


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Describes how eating patterns and attitudes about food are partly determined by one's family and discusses eating disorders and how to deal with them.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Clare Tattersall
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Book : 1999-12-15
Download Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0823928608


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The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 directed the U.S. Dept. of Agr. to conduct a 1-year study to assess the extent of areas with limited access to affordable and nutritious food, identify characteristics and causes of such areas, consider how limited access affects local populations, and outline recommend. to address the problem. This report presents the findings of the study, which include results from two conferences of national and internat. authorities on food deserts and a set of research studies. It also includes reviews of existing literature, a national-level assessment of access to large grocery stores and supermarkets, analysis of the economic and public health effects of limited access, and a discussion of existing policy interventions. Illus.

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Author Book : Michele Ver Ploeg
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release Book : 2010-02
Download Book : 150 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781437921342


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Everyone eats, but rarely do we investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat what they do, resulting in a unique cultural and biological approach to the topic. E. N. Anderson explains the economics of food in the globalization era; food’s relationship to religion, medicine, and ethnicity; and offers suggestions on how to end hunger, starvation, and malnutrition. This thoroughly updated Second Edition incorporates the latest food scholarship, most notably recognizing the impact of sustainable eating advocacy and the state of food security in the world today. Anderson also brings more insight than ever before into the historical and scientific underpinnings of our food customs, fleshing this out with fifteen new and original photographs from his own extensive fieldwork. A perennial classic in the anthropology of food, Everyone Eats feeds our need to understand human ecology by explaining the ways that cultures and political systems structure the edible environment.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : E. N. Anderson
Publisher : NYU Press
Release Book : 2014-02-07
Download Book : 362 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780814789162


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UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION, 4e, International Ediiton is a best-selling food fundamentals text ideal for an undergraduate course that covers the basic elements of food preparation, food service, and food science. It is contemporary and comprehensive in coverage and introduces students to the variety of aspects associated with food preparation. UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION, 4e, International Edition thoroughly explores the science of food through core material on food selection and evaluation, food safety, and food chemistry. The various aspects of food service are covered: meal planning, basic food preparation, equipment, food preservation, and government regulations. The final sections of the text cover food preparation, classification, composition, selection, purchasing, and storage information for a range of traditional food items. A rich illustration and photo program and unique pedagogical features make the information easily understandable and interesting to students.

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Genre Book : Cooking
Author Book : Amy C. Brown
Publisher :
Release Book : 2010
Download Book : 625 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0538736232


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Written by consultants and academics from key disciplines within the food industry, this book is the first work to bring together information and techniques on the factors affecting the marketing and development of children's food. The book is designed to provide a practical insight and is of value for anyone directly involved with studying the development and marketing of children's food products.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : G. Smith
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 1997-07-31
Download Book : 258 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0751402745


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With the entering into effect of new CITES listings for seven shark and ray species in 2014 (decided at COP16, Bangkok, 2013), FAO ran interviews with a range of shark fisheries actors to determine the impacts of governance changes in, and on, these fisheries. These interviews were conducted in collaboration with Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Sri Lanka and revealed the successes and failures in the communication of the new governance measures, which affected fishing and trade, and their impacts on food security and livelihoods. This report collates information on these impacts, as a result of a range of fisheries controls and new CITES provisions, and evaluates the effectiveness of these revised governance measures. The results offer useful insights for fisheries managers in Sri Lanka and beyond, as well as CITES (both its Secretariat and Parties), which will help guide the delivery of future investment supporting the management and conservation of threatened, commercially exploited marine species.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Food and Agriculture Organization
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Book : 2019-08-06
Download Book : 66 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9789251316962


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This book provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects of food insecurity, including definitional and conceptual issues, information systems and data sources, indicators, and policies. The aim is to equip readers with a sound understanding of the subject that will assist in the recognition of food insecurity and the design of suitable responses. The early chapters discuss the evolution and limitations of the concept and provide a set of conceptual frameworks for the analysis of food security. Systems used to collect data and their evolution over time are then explained, and the most commonly adopted indicators for monitoring food security are presented. Approaches to food security are then thoroughly reviewed decade by decade. Specific attention is paid to the food insecurity challenge in the new millennium, focusing particularly on recent food crises and institutional and policy-related consequences. Finally, the specific terminology of food aid and assistance is examined, with discussion of the instruments recently adopted in the food aid system. This book will be an informative and stimulating resource for both students and professionals.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Maria Sassi
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 2017-10-24
Download Book : 132 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783319703626