The Changing Politics of Organic Food in North America

The Changing Politics of Organic Food in North America Author Lisa F. Clark
ISBN-10 9781784718282
Release 2015-08-28
Pages 264
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The Changing Politics of Organic Food in North America explores the political dynamics of the remarkable transition of organic food from a Ôfringe fadÕ in the 1960s to a multi-billion dollar industry in the 2000s. Taking a multidisciplinary, institutio



Food Fears

Food Fears Author Dr Alison Blay-Palmer
ISBN-10 9781409487685
Release 2012-11-28
Pages 196
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The industrial food system of the West is increasingly perceived as problematic. The physical, social and intellectual distance between consumers and their food stems from a food system that privileges quantity and efficiency over quality, with an underlying assumption that food is a commodity, rather than a source of nourishment and pleasure. In the wake of various food and health scares, there is a growing demand from consumers to change the food they eat, which in turn acts as a catalyst for the industry to adapt and for alternative systems to evolve. Drawing on a wealth of empirical research into mainstream and alternative North American food systems, this book discusses how sustainable, grass roots, local food systems offer a template for meaningful individual activism as a way to bring about change from the bottom up, while at the same time creating pressure for policy changes at all levels of government. This movement signals a shift away from market economy principles and reflects a desire to embody social and ecological values as the foundation for future growth.



Dinner at the New Gene Caf

Dinner at the New Gene Caf  Author Bill Lambrecht
ISBN-10 9781429976596
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 400
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Biotech companies are racing to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the primary venue for this quiet revolution, the acreage of genetically modified crops has soared from zero to 70 million acres since 1996. More than half of America's processed grocery products-from cornflakes to granola bars to diet drinks-contain gene-altered ingredients. But the U.S., unlike Europe and other democratic nations, does not require labeling of modified food. Dinner at the New Gene Café expertly lays out the battle lines of the impending collision between a powerful but unproved technology and a gathering resistance from people worried about the safety of genetic change.



The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History Author Andrew C. Isenberg
ISBN-10 9780199394470
Release 2014-09-18
Pages 640
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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.



Looking East Looking West

Looking East  Looking West Author Rainer Haas
ISBN-10 9789086860951
Release 2010
Pages 239
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This book represents a unique collection of European and Asian perspectives on the production, trade and consumption of high quality food. The rapidly growing demand for organic and quality food in Europe imposes new challenges on competing food value chains. Europe, as the biggest worldwide food importer, attracts many developing and developed countries in Asia. Prospering Chinese and Thai food markets offer new opportunities for European operators. Wealthy and informed consumers on both continents search for trustworthy high quality food products. Farmers, operators and retailers from distant cultures are coping with different standards, facing the ever increasing necessity for mutual understanding. This publication is the output of Bean-Quorum an European funded Asia-Link project. Bean-Quorum represents a consolidated network of researchers working together with the business sector and NGOs to enhance European Asian understanding about organic and quality food. This book describes global trends in organic and quality food trade and connects them with recent developments in Asian and European market structures. Selected case studies illustrate the impact of organic and quality food production on topics ranging from sustainable rural development, to the potential of exotic new plant varieties to purchase decisions of European or Asian retail managers. Selected European markets are mirrored by the situation in Chinese and Thai markets. Finally, environmental issues concerning global trade of quality food are addressed.



Fat China

Fat China Author Paul French
ISBN-10 9780857289650
Release 2010
Pages 224
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'Fat China' provides an in-depth analysis of the growing problem of obesity and body image in China as urban lifestyles change and a sizeable middle class emerges. Rising obesity rates are examined in relationship to changing diets, modern lifestyles, investment from foreign fast food and supermarket retailers and urban planning. Crucial to this analysis is the likely effects on China's future development and already overburdened healthcare system.



The Biggest Loser Quick Easy Cookbook

The Biggest Loser Quick   Easy Cookbook Author Devin Alexander
ISBN-10 9781609614249
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 256
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The first cookbook in the bestselling Biggest Loser series to focus on fast, simple meals that you can eat on the go, The Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook will feature more than 75 easy recipes with 20 minutes of prep time or less, accompanied by beautiful full-color photography. The book will also provide an overview of The Biggest Loser eating plan; include five 20 minute workouts with tips on how to burn the most calories in the least amount of time, offer healthy cooking and baking tips and techniques as well as shopping lists and pantry basics; and as always, will feature tips from the trainers and contestants on time-saving techniques for fitting healthy meals into busy schedules. The 75 quick and easy recipes will include such categories as breakfast on the double, speedy soups and sandwiches, throw-together salads and sides, mains in minutes, lickety-split sweet bites, and more. Sample recipes include: Asparagus & Chicken Apple Sausage Scramble Sausage Feta Pepper Breakfast Bake Blanca Arugula Pizza Monkey Trail Mix Caprese Burger Cold Dumpling Salad Garlic & Herb Mac & Cheese Spicy Cayenne Corn on the Cob Coffee Crusted Chopped Steak Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Crispy Pesto Cod Meyer Lemon Seared Scallops Chocolate Raspberry Dreamers Honey Nut Apple Butter Rice Cakes



Politics Today

Politics Today Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000060082664
Release 1989
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Politics Today has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Politics Today also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Politics Today book for free.



Dairy Nutrition An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Animal Practice

Dairy Nutrition  An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America  Food Animal Practice Author Robert J. Van Saun
ISBN-10 9780323326896
Release 2014-11-05
Pages 337
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Dr. Robert Van Saun has assembled an expert panel of authors on the topic of dairy nutrition. Articles include: Feed analysis and its interpretation, Management and evaluation of ensiled forages, Feeding, evaluating and controlling the rumen, Control of energy intake and partitioning through lactation, Protein feeding and balancing diets for amino acids, Lipids feeding and milk fat depression, Dietary management of macrominerals in preventing disease, Trace mineral feeding and assessment, Transition cow feeding and management to prevent disease, Monitoring total mixed rations and feed delivery systems, and more!



Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry Author Penny Chaloner
ISBN-10 9781482206913
Release 2014-12-15
Pages 1284
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Offering a different, more engaging approach to teaching and learning, Organic Chemistry: A Mechanistic Approach classifies organic chemistry according to mechanism rather than by functional group. The book elicits an understanding of the material, by means of problem solving, instead of purely requiring memorization. The text enables a deep understanding of underlying principles that can be applied to a wide range of problems and systems. It also teaches a way of thinking and analysis that will serve students well across many academic disciplines. Covering all the key aspects of organic chemistry, this text emphasizes the development of skills through a student-centered approach. In order to provide a contemporary feel to the subject, the author has included some of the more modern synthetic approaches. In addition, later chapters address the biological, environmental, industrial, and forensic aspects of organic chemistry. Pedagogical Features: Extensive review problems, which are the central means of integrating the material "Focus boxes" that highlight key points in the chapters An instructors’ website with full lecture notes in animated PowerPoint, a solutions manual in both Word and PowerPoint format, and additional problems for use in tests A student website with solutions to review problems, and additional challenging problems and solutions for the ambitious, in animated PowerPoint and text versions



Introduction to the US Food System

Introduction to the US Food System Author Roni Neff
ISBN-10 9781118913055
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 576
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A public health approach to the US food system Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity is a comprehensive and engaging textbook that offers students an overview of today's US food system, with particular focus on the food system's interrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, and society. Using a classroom-friendly approach, the text covers the core content of the food system and provides evidence-based perspectives reflecting the tremendous breadth of issues and ideas important to understanding today's US food system. The book is rich with illustrative examples, case studies, activities, and discussion questions. The textbook is a project of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), and builds upon the Center's educational mission to examine the complex interrelationships between diet, food production, environment, and human health to advance an ecological perspective in reducing threats to the health of the public, and to promote policies that protect health, the global environment, and the ability to sustain life for future generations. Issues covered in Introduction to the US Food System include food insecurity, social justice, community and worker health concerns, food marketing, nutrition, resource depletion, and ecological degradation. Presents concepts on the foundations of the US food system, crop production, food system economics, processing and packaging, consumption and overconsumption, and the environmental impacts of food Examines the political factors that influence food and how it is produced Ideal for students and professionals in many fields, including public health, nutritional science, nursing, medicine, environment, policy, business, and social science, among others Introduction to the US Food System presents a broad view of today's US food system in all its complexity and provides opportunities for students to examine the food system's stickiest problems and think critically about solutions.



Differing Developments of Organic Agriculture in Canada and Sweden

Differing Developments of Organic Agriculture in Canada and Sweden Author Darrell McLaughlin
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924108575188
Release 2007
Pages 265
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This work examines the move towards organic agriculture as an example of social change which can best be understood as the result of three factors: nature, social structure, and human agency. The focus of the discussion is on understanding the forces which have produced the concern for agricultural sustainability in Canada and Sweden.



America s Midwest

America s Midwest Author James Bernard Frost
ISBN-10 9781588438904
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 649
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This is the resource book for vegetarian travelers. -- Healing Retreats. This is a terrific and much-needed guidebook that makes traveling easy and worry-free for vegetarians. It lists and rates vegetarian restaurants and also reports on the best places to find produce. -- Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. ... a handy way to eat well on the road... celebrates the pleasures of good and healthful eating.... Frost is an engaging writer, as interested in history as in food. -- Physician's Travel & Meeting Guide. ... well researched... -- ForeWord magazine. It's a meaty guidebook for the meatless. -- National Geographic Traveler. Traveling vegetarians no longer have to make do with salads and pastas. -- The Atlanta Journal & Constitution. The full guide covers all of the United States and is the WINNER OF THE LOWELL THOMAS BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL GUIDE, sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. This excerpt focuses on America's Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North & South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin & Wyoming), along with several key elements from the larger book. The ultimate tool for mobile vegetarians, vegans and travelers looking for a good, healthy meal. Many restaurants are described, with some featured in great detail and reviewed using a unique rating system. Food stores and markets serving the vegetarian community are also listed, as well as facts and interesting tidbits that health-minded individuals will appreciate. You'll find everything from hamburger joints with a superb garden burger option to gourmet raw foods restaurants that adhere to strict vegan standards.



The Urban Food Revolution

The Urban Food Revolution Author Peter Ladner
ISBN-10 9780865716834
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 304
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Describes how to ensure food security in urban areas by bringing food production into neighborhoods through the use of community gardening, cooking and composting programs so that cities will have local, fresh and sustainable food sources. Original.



The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America A J

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America  A J Author Andrew F. Smith
ISBN-10 0195175514
Release 2004
Pages 751
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The history of food and drink in America is an exciting tale of unexpected twists and turns filled with with hot-shot inventors, high-flying promoters, and hard-hitting advertisers. From the California coast to Coney Island, this book takes readers on a panoramic journey through American culinary history. 250 halftone illustrations.



Paradox of Plenty

Paradox of Plenty Author Harvey A. Levenstein
ISBN-10 0520234405
Release 2003
Pages 353
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This book is intended for those interested in US food habits and diets during the 20th century, American history, American social life and customs.



Das Omnivoren Dilemma

Das Omnivoren Dilemma Author Michael Pollan
ISBN-10 9783641119805
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 608
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Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.