The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where, and Why / Edition 1

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What we eat, where we eat, and how we eat: these questions are explored in this remarkable book, first published in 2002. Now in its second edition, The Atlas of Food 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 a concise overview of today's food and farming concerns. Buttressed by engaging prose and vivid graphics, Erik Millstone and Tim Lang convincingly argue that human progress depends on resolving global inequality and creating a more sustainable food production system.

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"This accessible, award-winning, and beautifully and extensively illustrated little book contains anything you might know about world food production."--Toronto Globe & Mail
Toronto Globe & Mail
“This accessible, award-winning, and beautifully and extensively illustrated little book contains anything you might know about world food production.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520254091
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik Millstone is Professor of Science Policy at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Tim Lang is Professor of Food Policy at City University, London, Chair of Sustain, and is a consultant to the World Health Organization.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Marion Nestle Nestle, Marion 7

Pt. 1 Contemporary Challenges 14

1 Current Concerns 16

2 Feeding the World 18

3 Unequal Distribution 20

4 Environmental Challenges 22

5 Water Pressure 24

6 Nutritional Deficiencies 26

7 Over-Nutrition 28

8 Contamination 30

Pt. 2 Farming 32

9 Mechanization 34

10 Industrial Livestock Production 36

11 Animal Feed 38

12 Animal Diseases 40

13 Agricultural R&D 42

14 Genetically Modified Crops 44

15 Pesticides 46

16 Fertilizers 48

17 Working the Land 50

18 Land Ownership 52

19 Urban Farming 54

20 Fishing and Aquaculture 56

21 Agricultural Biodiversity 58

22 Organic Farming 60

23 Greenhouse Gases 62

Pt. 3 Trade 64

24 Trade Flows 66

25 Live Animal Transport 68

26 Subsidized Trade 70

27 Trade Disputes 72

28 Trade Dependency 74

29 Fair Trade 76

Pt. 4 Processing, Retailing and Consumption 78

30 Staple Foods 80

31 Changing Diets 82

32 Processing Giants 84

33 Retail Power 86

34 Organic Food 88

35 Food Additives 90

36 Eating Out 92

37 Fast Food 94

38 Alcohol 96

39 Advertising and Marketing 98

40 Citizens Bite Back 100

Pt. 5 Data Tables 102

Agriculture 104

Consumption 112

Sources 120

Index 126

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