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

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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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 Foodprovides 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. Copub: Myriad Editions

Author Biography

Tim Lang is Professor of Food Policy at City University's Centre for Food Policy in London. Erik Millstone is Professor of Science Policy at the University of Sussex, UK.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Contemporary Challengesp. 14
Current Concernsp. 16
Feeding the Worldp. 18
Unequal Distributionp. 20
Environmental Challengesp. 22
Water Pressurep. 24
Nutritional Deficienciesp. 26
Over-Nutritionp. 28
Contaminationp. 30
Farmingp. 32
Mechanizationp. 34
Industrial Livestock Productionp. 36
Animal Feedp. 38
Animal Diseasesp. 40
Agricultural R&Dp. 42
Genetically Modified Cropsp. 44
Pesticidesp. 46
Fertilizersp. 48
Working the Landp. 50
Land Ownershipp. 52
Urban Farmingp. 54
Fishing and Aquaculturep. 56
Agricultural Biodiversityp. 58
Organic Farmingp. 60
Greenhouse Gasesp. 62
Tradep. 64
Trade Flowsp. 66
Live Animal Transportp. 68
Subsidized Tradep. 70
Trade Disputesp. 72
Trade Dependencyp. 74
Fair Tradep. 76
Processing, Retailing and Consumptionp. 78
Staple Foodsp. 80
Changing Dietsp. 82
Processing Giantsp. 84
Retail Powerp. 86
Organic Foodp. 88
Food Additivesp. 90
Eating Outp. 92
Fast Foodp. 94
Alcoholp. 96
Advertising and Marketingp. 98
Citizens Bite Backp. 100
Data Tablesp. 102
Agriculturep. 104
Consumptionp. 112
Sourcesp. 120
Indexp. 126
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