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Food, man, and society

Author: Dwain N Walcher; Norman Kretchmer; Henry L Barnett; International Organization for the Study of Human Development.
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1976.
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Food, man, and society.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)904076329
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dwain N Walcher; Norman Kretchmer; Henry L Barnett; International Organization for the Study of Human Development.
ISBN: 0306309742 9780306309748
OCLC Number: 2388433
Notes: "Papers ... presented at the third meeting of the International Organization for the Study of Human Development, held in Madrid on September 21-24, 1975."
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Nutrition and Science.- Food and History.- Proteins in Medieval Northern Europe.- The Global Pattern of the History of Food.- References.- Geographic Perspectives on Man's Food Quest.- Beef Eating and the Hindu Sacred Cow Concept.- References.- Availability of Food.- Food Production and Population.- Food Availability and Physiological Requirements.- Patterns of Food Availability.- Distribution of the Available Food with a Country.- Future Prospects for Food Availability.- Reference.- Clinical Manifestations of Malnutrition.- Protein-Calorie Malnutrition.- Clinical Signs.- Edema.- Anthropometric Measurements.- Weight for age.- Height for age.- Weight for Height.- Arm Circumference.- Biochemistry.- Vital Statistics - Age-Specific Death Rates.- Birth Weight.- Socioeconomic Development.- Avitaminosis A.- References.- Attacking the Malnutrition Problem.- The Root Causes.- Poverty.- Food Supply and Population Growth.- The Health-Nutrition Interface.- Knowledge and Beliefs.- Nutrition Planning.- Nutritional Interventions.- General Food Subsidies.- Targeted Food Subsidies.- Fortification.- Genetic Breeding.- New Protein Foods.- Nutrition Education.- An Integrated Approach.- References.- Food and Socioeconomic Development.- Sociocultural Factors.- Mode, Time, and Place.- Migrations.- Acculturation.- Education.- Feeding Practices.- Summary.- References.- Ethical and Cultural Aspects in Human Food Behavior Implication in Food Planning.- Nutritional Planning.- Food.- Mother Earth.- The Work.- The Communications.- The Economy.- Nutritional Diseases.- Nutritional Needs.- Concluding Remarks.- References.- Benefit-Risk Decision Making and Food Safety.- The Need for Technology.- The Benefits of Technology.- The Risks and Alternatives.- Types of Benefit-Risk.- The Ethics of Benefit-Risk Decision Making.- References.- Food, Tradition, and Prestige.- Food for Display.- Prestige and Gastronomy.- Food, Prestige and Aristocracy.- Rural Areas.- Urban Societies.- Three Concrete Examples.- The Moussey.- Celebrations.- The Massa.- Toupouri.- References.- Food Faddisms.- The Health Food Bonanza.- Definitions.- Why So Much Food Faddism and Quackery.- Eating - Safely - Through the Eighties.- Food and Disease.- Food in a Growing World.- Conclusion.- Teaching Aspects Education and Training in Nutrition.- Nutrition in Medical Study Programs.- Paramedical Staff Concerned with Nutrition Problems.- Nutrition and a Subejct and as a Scientific Discipline.- Nutrition and a Subject Within Other Fields.- Education in Food and Nutrition.- Better Care for Children.- Malnutrition in Highly Developed Industrialized Countries.- Summary.- References.- Food and Health: Considerations of the Protein Metabolism with Special Reference to Amino Acid Requirements and Imbalance.- Basic Facts and Definitions.- Amino Acid Requirements and Biological Value of Proteins.- The Utilization of Protein Combinations in Man.- Amino Acid Imbalance and Amino Acid Fortification.- Mechanisms Regulating Protein Metabolism.- Assessment Problems.- Outlook.- References.- Food and Genetic Development.- Induced Mutagenesis.- Evolution and Selection.- Food and Expression of Genes.- Genetic Regulation.- DNA, Genes, and Gene Mapping.- Messenger RNA.- Genetic Regulation in Higher Organisms.- Levels of Genetic Regulation.- Regulator Genes.- Food and Genetic Regulation.- Concluding Remarks.- Acknowledgment.- References.- Food and Psychological Development.- References.- Food and Human Brain Development.- References.- Nutrition and Development.- References.- Biochemical Development and Nutrition of the Newborn.- Biochemical Immaturity.- Protein in the Feeding of Preterm Infants.- Conclusion.- References.
Responsibility: edited by Dwain N. Walcher, Norman Kretchmer, and Henry L. Barnett.

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