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Adequate food for all : culture, science, and technology of food in the 21st century

Author: Wilson G Pond; Buford Lee Nichols; Dan L Brown
Publisher: Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2009
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While access to affordable food is the norm for some, it is not a reality for all. This comprehensive interdisciplinary book explores way to find solutions to the ever-increasing problem of food supply. Critical in its analysis, but still taking an optimistic view, the text discusses the practical problems of both nutrient excesses and deficiencies and their serious effects on human growth and development in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilson G Pond; Buford Lee Nichols; Dan L Brown
ISBN: 9781420077537 1420077538
OCLC Number: 488593578
Description: xxv, 436 s. : illustrations
Contents: Emergence and evolution of agriculture: the impact on human health and lifestyle / C.S. Larsen. Adequate food for all: culture, science, and technology of food in the 21st century / B.L. Nichols and R. Q-Calvillo. Role of religion, spirituality, and faith on food choices / J.S. Kellam. The influence of culture and customs on food choices / C.M. Imai, D.J. Burnett, and J.T. Dwyer. Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates / R. Q-Calvillo and B.L. Nichols. Lipids / D.E. Ullrey. Proteins and amino acids / D.E. Ullrey. Vitamins and mineral elements / D.E. Ullrey. Overweight, obesity and related diseases / G.G. Harrison and S. Hamide. Diseases of nutrient deficiencies / B.E. Golden. Effects of growth retardation and nutrient deficiencies on cognitive function and behavior in infants and children / S.P. Walker and J.M.M. Gardner. Animal source foods: effects on nutrition and function in children in developing countries / M. Grillengerger. Functional foods / J.W. Finley. Global food safety issues / M. Brashears and T. Stephens. Challenge and threats to sustainable food production / L.W Harrington, Peter R Hobbs. Global climate change and agriculture / R.C. Izaurralde. Bioenergy; energy sources and costs for agriculture / Don Erbach. Soil science: management and conservation / R. Lal. Advances in water science, management, and conservation / B.A. Stewart. Crop science and production technology / P.R. Hobbs and L. Harrington. Animal science, technology and production / G.E. Bradford, W.G. Pond, K.R. Pond. World population and food availability / S. Shapouri and S. Rosen. Changing food supply, demand, and marketing issues: what affects price and affordability? / M.I. Gomez, C.F. Nicholson, and P.E. McNamara. Food availability and quality: situations and opportunities in developing countries / D.L. Brown
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