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The atlas of food : who eats what, where, and why

Author: Erik Millstone; Tim Lang
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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This work maps every link of the food chain, from farming, production and retail to the food on our plates. It also investigates how, in an era of new technologies, globalized food trade and even plentiful supply, millions remain hungry. What we eat, where we eat, and how we eat: these questions were explored in the first edition published in 2002. Now in its second edition, it provides an up-to-date and visually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Millstone, Erik.
Atlas of food.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)760425205
Named Person: Handel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Millstone; Tim Lang
ISBN: 9780520254091 0520254090
OCLC Number: 225871353
Awards: Winner, André Simon Memorial Fund Best Food Book Award--Cover.
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Contemporary Challenges. Current concerns --
Feeding the world --
Unequal distribution --
Environmental challenges --
Water pressure --
Nutritional deficiencies --
Over-nutrition --
Contamination --
Farming. Mechanization --
Industrial livestock production --
Animal feed --
Animal diseases --
Agricultural R & D --
Genetically modified crops --
Pesticides --
Fertilizers --
Working the land --
Land ownership --
Urban farming --
Fishing and aquaculture --
Agricultural biodiversity --
Organic farming --
Greenhouse gases --
Trade. Trade flows --
Live animal transport --
Subsidized trade --
Trade disputes --
Trade dependency --
Fair trade --
Processing, Retailing and Consumption. Staple foods --
Changing diets --
Processing giants --
Retail power --
Organic food --
Food additives --
Eating out --
Fast food --
Alcohol --
Advertising and marketing --
Citizens bite back --
Data Tables. Agriculture --
Consumption.
Responsibility: Erik Millstone and Tim Lang ; foreword by Marion Nestle.
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This work maps every link of the food chain, from farming, production and retail to the food on our plates. It also investigates how, in an era of new technologies, globalized food trade and even plentiful supply, millions remain hungry. What we eat, where we eat, and how we eat: these questions were explored in the first edition published in 2002. Now in its second edition, it provides an up-to-date and visually appealing way of understanding the important issues relating to global food and agriculture. In mapping out broad areas of investigation, contamination of food and water, overnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, processing, farming, and trade, it offers an overview of today's food and farming concerns. The authors argue that human progress depends on resolving global inequality and creating a more sustainable food production system.

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