Food Politics

Food Politics Author Marion Nestle
ISBN-10 9780520955066
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 534
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We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States--enough calories to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child twice over--has a downside. Our over-efficient food industry must do everything possible to persuade people to eat more--more food, more often, and in larger portions--no matter what it does to waistlines or well-being. Like manufacturing cigarettes or building weapons, making food is big business. Food companies in 2000 generated nearly $900 billion in sales. They have stakeholders to please, shareholders to satisfy, and government regulations to deal with. It is nevertheless shocking to learn precisely how food companies lobby officials, co-opt experts, and expand sales by marketing to children, members of minority groups, and people in developing countries. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view. Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, Nestle is uniquely qualified to lead us through the maze of food industry interests and influences. She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government dietary advice, schools pushing soft drinks, diet supplements promoted as if they were First Amendment rights. When it comes to the mass production and consumption of food, strategic decisions are driven by economics--not science, not common sense, and certainly not health. No wonder most of us are thoroughly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics will forever change the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this path-breaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

Imageanalyse von Wellnessmineralw ssern

Imageanalyse von Wellnessmineralw  ssern Author Elisabeth Ort
ISBN-10 9783832481308
Release 2014-04-02
Pages 164
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Inhaltsangabe:Zusammenfassung: Dem Boom von Wellness-Produkten kann man sich heutzutage in Österreich nur schwer entziehen. Vom Wellness-Weekend im Thermenhotel, Wellness-Kosmetikartikel, Wellness-Joghurts, Wellness-Kleidung bis hin zur Wellness-WC-Anlage in Shopping Zentren (z.B. im Millenium Tower in Wien) werden gewisse Produktgruppen vom Marketing immer mehr mit dem Wort Wellness verbunden. So geschieht es auch bei alkoholfreien Getränken, dass es anscheinend nicht mehr reicht, ein Mineralwasser mit Geschmack zu sein, sondern der prickelnde Genuss wird in der Werbung angepriesen mit Assoziationen wie Emotion, Balance, Body&Soul, Wellness, Light etc. Die Absatzzahlen, vor allem im Marktsegment der Wellness Mineralwässer, verzeichneten im Sommer 2003 ein Umsatzplus, von denen andere Branchen nur träumen können. Doch warum ist dem so? Kaufen wir mit diesen Produkten ganz bewusst das Image beziehungsweise die Illusion der Wellness dazu? Oder erleichtern die Rezipienten ihre Geldbörsen deshalb gerne, weil es einfach nur schmeckt? Diesem kontroversen Thema möchte ich mich anhand einer empirischen Untersuchung wissenschaftlich widmen: Imageanalyse von Wellness Mineralwässern, am Beispiel von Römerquelle Emotion, Vöslauer Balance, Rauch Nativa active, Markus Body & Soul, Almdudler guarana light und Nestlé Wellness. Nach einer kurzen Einleitung zum Thema Wasser ganz allgemein wird der Versuch der Klärung der Begriffe Image und Wellness unternommen. Anschließend werden ausgehend von der Systemtheorie in der Kommunikationswissenschaft anhand einer schriftlichen Befragung, die mit zwei Vergleichsgruppen zu jeweils 40 Personen (n1=40 Sportliche Personen, n2=40 Nicht Sportliche Personen) in Wien vom 12.12.2003 bis 10.01.2004 durchgeführt wurde, die entwickelten Hypothesen verifiziert bzw. falsifiziert. Zusammenfassend kann festgehalten werden, dass Produkte, die bekannt sind und konsumiert werden, einen besseren Imagewert erhielten, als jene, die unbekannt sind. Führende Imagewerte haben die Submarken Römerquelle Emotion und Vöslauer Balance. Positiv bewertet wurde auch der Imagewert der Produkte von Rauch Nativa Active. Markus Body&Soul sowie Nestlé Wellness konnten sich aufgrund der niedrigeren Bekanntheit eher im Mittelfeld der semantischen Differenziale positionieren. Am schlechtesten wurde Almdudler Light bewertet. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Inhaltsverzeichnis: 1.Einleitung5 1.1Kulturgeschichte von Mineralwasser5 1.2Aufgaben von Wasser im [...]

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries Policies for health nutrition food consumption and poverty

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries  Policies for health  nutrition  food consumption  and poverty Author Per Pinstrup-Andersen
ISBN-10 0801475546
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 259
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The first volume of case studies designed to complement the textbook "Food Policy for Developing Countries" by Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II.

Teaching Food and Culture

Teaching Food and Culture Author Candice Lowe Swift
ISBN-10 9781315419398
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 213
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With the rapid growth and interest in food studies around the U.S. and globally, the original essays in this one-of-a-kind volume aid instructors in expanding their teaching to include both the latest scholarship and engage with public debate around issues related to food. The chapters represent the product of original efforts to develop ways to teach both with and about food in the classroom, written by innovative instructors who have successfully done so. It would appeal to community college and university instructors in anthropology and social science disciplines who currently teach or want to develop food-related courses. This book -illustrates the creative ways that college instructors have tackled teaching about food and used food as an instructional device;-aims to train the next generation of food scholars to deal with the complex problems of feeding an ever-increasing population -contains an interview with Sidney Mintz, the most influential anthropologist shaping the study of food

Critical Food Issues

Critical Food Issues Author Laurel E. Phoenix
ISBN-10 9780313354441
Release 2009-09
Pages 556
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This authoritative, research-based collection examines urgent threats to future global food security and evaluates current and potential solutions. * 31 essays in two volumes—one on environmental, agricultural, and health concerns, and one on topics related to society, culture, and ethics. * 41 contributors from a wide range of disciplines including environmental, nutritional, soil, and agricultural sciences, medicine and dietetics, education, literature, history, philosophy, economics, sociology, anthropology, and gender studies * Tables presenting important statistical data concerning food growth and distribution, health concerns, and economic issues * A comprehensive glossary including important acronyms and abbreviations

Hidden Hunger

Hidden Hunger Author Aya Hirata Kimura
ISBN-10 9780801467684
Release 2013-02-19
Pages 240
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For decades, NGOs targeting world hunger focused on ensuring that adequate quantities of food were being sent to those in need. In the 1990s, the international food policy community turned its focus to the "hidden hunger" of micronutrient deficiencies, a problem that resulted in two scientific solutions: fortification, the addition of nutrients to processed foods, and biofortification, the modification of crops to produce more nutritious yields. This hidden hunger was presented as a scientific problem to be solved by "experts" and scientifically engineered smart foods rather than through local knowledge, which was deemed unscientific and, hence, irrelevant. In Hidden Hunger, Aya Hirata Kimura explores this recent emphasis on micronutrients and smart foods within the international development community and, in particular, how the voices of women were silenced despite their expertise in food purchasing and preparation. Kimura grounds her analysis in case studies of attempts to enrich and market three basic foods-rice, wheat flour, and baby food-in Indonesia. She shows the power of nutritionism and how its technical focus enhanced the power of corporations as a government partner while restricting public participation in the making of policy for public health and food. She also analyzes the role of advertising to promote fortified foodstuffs and traces the history of Golden Rice, a crop genetically engineered to alleviate vitamin A deficiencies. Situating the recent turn to smart food in Indonesia and elsewhere as part of a long history of technical attempts to solve the Third World food problem, Kimura deftly analyzes the intersection of scientific expertise, market forces, and gendered knowledge to illuminate how hidden hunger ultimately defined women as victims rather than as active agents.

The Politics of the Pantry

The Politics of the Pantry Author Michael Mikulak
ISBN-10 9780773590182
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 208
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"What's for dinner?" has always been a complicated question. The locavore movement has politicized food and challenged us to rethink the answer in new and radical ways. These days, questions about where our food comes from have moved beyond 100-mile-dieters into the mainstream. Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Alice Waters, alternative food gurus such as Michael Pollan, and numerous other popular and academic commentators have all talked about the importance of understanding the sources and transformation of food on a human scale. In The Politics of the Pantry, Michael Mikulak interrogates these narratives - what he calls "storied food" - in food culture. As with any story, however, it is important to ask: who is telling it? Who is the audience? What assumptions are being made? Mikulak examines competing narratives of food, pleasure, sustainability, and value that have emerged from the growing sustainable food movement as well as food's past and present relationship to environmentalism in order to understand the potential and the limits of food politics. He also considers whether or not sustainable food practices can address questions about health, environmental sustainability, and local economic development, while at the same time articulating an ethical globalization. An innovative blend of academic analysis, poetic celebration, and autobiography, The Politics of the Pantry provides anyone interested in the future of food and the emergence of a green economy with a better understanding of how what we eat is transforming the world.

Eating Culture

Eating Culture Author Gillian Crowther
ISBN-10 9781442604650
Release 2013
Pages 324
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"Humans have an appetite for food, and anthropology - as the study of human beings, their culture, and society - has an interest in the role of food. From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, Eating Culture is a highly engaging overview that illustrates the important role that anthropology and anthropologists have played in understanding food. Organized around the sometimes elusive concept of cuisine and the public discourse - on gastronomy, nutrition, sustainability, and culinary skills - that surrounds it, this practical guide to anthropological method and theory brings order and insight to our changing relationship with food."--pub. desc.

Global Obligations for the Right to Food

Global Obligations for the Right to Food Author George Kent
ISBN-10 9781461636793
Release 2008-01-17
Pages 240
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A child may be born into a poor country, but not a poor world. If global human rights are to be meaningful, they must be universal. Global Obligations for the Right to Food assesses the nature and depth of the global responsibility to provide adequate food to the world's population. While governments have a primary responsibility for assuring the right to food for people under national jurisdictions, we as a global community are all responsible. Global Obligations for the Right to Food explores the various actions that should be taken by governments, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to ensure that citizens of the world have access to adequate food.

Fast Food Kids

Fast Food Kids Author Amy L. Best
ISBN-10 9781479802326
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 256
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In recent years, questions such as “what are kids eating?” and “who’s feeding our kids?” have sparked a torrent of public and policy debates as we increasingly focus our attention on the issue of childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that while 1 in 3 American children are either overweight or obese, that number is higher for children living in concentrated poverty. Enduring inequalities in communities, schools, and homes affect young people’s access to different types of food, with real consequences in life choices and health outcomes. Fast-Food Kids sheds light on the social contexts in which kids eat, and the broader backdrop of social change in American life, demonstrating why attention to food’s social meaning is important to effective public health policy, particularly actions that focus on behavioral change and school food reforms. Through in-depth interviews and observation with high school and college students, Amy L. Best provides rich narratives of the everyday life of youth, highlighting young people’s voices and perspectives and the places where they eat. The book provides a thorough account of the role that food plays in the lives of today’s youth, teasing out the many contradictions of food as a cultural object—fast food portrayed as a necessity for the poor and yet, reviled by upper-middle class parents; fast food restaurants as one of the few spaces that kids can claim and effectively ‘take over’ for several hours each day; food corporations spending millions each year to market their food to kids and to lobby Congress against regulations; schools struggling to deliver healthy food young people will actually eat, and the difficulty of arranging family dinners, which are known to promote family cohesion and stability. A conceptually-driven, ethnographic account of youth and the places where they eat, Fast-Food Kids examines the complex relationship between youth identity and food consumption, offering answers to those straightforward questions that require crucial and comprehensive solutions.

The Face on Your Plate The Truth About Food

The Face on Your Plate  The Truth About Food Author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
ISBN-10 9780393073508
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 288
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“It’s a challenge to create transformative moments with books, but [Masson] does it.”—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and our planet. Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork and urges readers to consciously make decisions about food.

Politics Protest and Empowerment in Digital Spaces

Politics  Protest  and Empowerment in Digital Spaces Author Ibrahim, Yasmin
ISBN-10 9781522518631
Release 2016-12-21
Pages 363
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With the ubiquitous nature of modern technologies, they have been inevitably integrated into various facets of society. The connectivity presented by digital platforms has transformed such innovations into tools for political and social agendas. Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces is a comprehensive reference source for emerging scholarly perspectives on the use of new media technology to engage people in socially- and politically-oriented conversations and examines communication trends in these virtual environments. Highlighting relevant coverage across topics such as online free expression, political campaigning, and online blogging, this book is ideally designed for government officials, researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners interested in how new media is revolutionizing political and social communications.

Safe Food

Safe Food Author Marion Nestle
ISBN-10 9780520266063
Release 2010
Pages 379
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Previous edition published in : 2003.

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity Author John Cawley
ISBN-10 9780199736362
Release 2011-11-17
Pages 894
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This volume summarizes the findings and insights of obesity-related research from the full range of social sciences including anthropology, economics, government, psychology, and sociology.

Tourism and Retail

Tourism and Retail Author Charles McIntyre
ISBN-10 9781136480058
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 224
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Tourists are drawn to explore new environments and peoples. What better way to interact with a locality than to seek out and roam its marketplaces? The nature of tourist shopping activity thus goes beyond mere functional purchasing into multi-sensory explorations of place and space. Awareness of the shifting nature of these attractions is crucial to retailers and place marketers, in this age of the internet, in order that the physical space of the market is also social and cultural space. This book offers new perspectives on the intersection between tourism and retail research that is liminal to both fields yet central to the tourist experience, standing as an important and illuminating realm of consumer behaviour. It features a selection of multidisciplinary researchers' perspectives on tourist retail format and formation attractiveness for consumers, from the economist to the fashion retailer. By reviewing selected developments in space, place and behaviours within leisure, entertainment and recreational shopping, encompassing travel points, retail centres, sensory/festival marketplaces, leisure/cityscapes, department stores and fashion, the book offers thought-provoking insights into the past, present and future of tourist retail across a variety of global locations. Given the emphasis upon consumer experience in place and space study and the apparent importance of retail activities within the tourism sphere, this book will be valuable reading for all those interested in retail, tourism and wider socio-cultural leisure environments and behaviours.

Hungry for Peace

Hungry for Peace Author Keith McHenry
ISBN-10 9781937276393
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 180
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The de facto how-to manual of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which provides free food to the homeless and hungry and has branches in countries on every continent except Antarctica, this book describes at length how to set up and operate a Food Not Bombs chapter. The guide considers every aspect of the operation, from food collection and distribution to fund-raising, consensus decision making, and what to do when the police arrive. It contains detailed information on setting up a kitchen and cooking for large groups as well as a variety of delicious recipes. Accompanying numerous photographs is a lengthy section on the history of Food Not Bombs, with stories of the jailing and murder of activists, as well as premade handbills and flyers ready for photocopying.

History of Modern Soy Protein Ingredients Isolates Concentrates and Textured Soy Protein Products 1911 2016

History of Modern Soy Protein Ingredients   Isolates  Concentrates  and Textured Soy Protein Products  1911 2016 Author William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
ISBN-10 9781928914839
Release 2016-01-17
Pages 1669
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The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 405 photographs and illustrations - mostly color. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books.