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Food insecurity, the obesity crisis, and exploitation in the US food system

Author: Clement Loo; Robert A Skipper, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
Series: Palgrave pivot.; Palgrave series in bioethics and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book argues that the factors contributing to obesity as a product of food insecurity have risen largely from the exploitation of vulnerable communities. In the past, food insecurity has been understood as primarily a matter of famine, hunger, and undernutrition. Such an understanding is no longer accurate: food insecurity is now also associated with obesity, the rates of which have increased dramatically in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clement Loo; Robert A Skipper, Jr.
ISBN: 9781137537034 1137537035
OCLC Number: 1005228200
Description: xi, 93 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The new face of food insecurity --
Consent and exploitation --
Obesity and coercion --
Moving forward.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.; Palgrave series in bioethics and public policy.
Responsibility: Clement Loo, Robert A. Skipper, Jr.

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This book argues that the factors contributing to obesity as a product of food insecurity have risen largely from the exploitation of vulnerable communities.  Read more...

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