The Atlas of Food
Who Eats What, Where and Why 2nd Revised edition
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Atlas of Food by Erik Millstone
Book DescriptionNow completely updated, this award-winning atlas 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. Topics include: * Prices and Shortages * Malnutrition * Dietary Changes and Increasing Obesity * Climate Change Impacts * Industrial Farming * Live Animal Trade * GM Crops * Fertilizers and Pesticides * Organic Farming * Land Rights * Trade Justice * Fast Food and Additives
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844074990
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Erik Millstone
Erik Millstone is Professor of Science Policy at the University of Sussex, UK. He has been working on food-related issues since the mid-1970s and is the author of Food Additives; Additives: A Guide for Everyone; Our Genetic Future; Lead and Public Health and BSE: Risk, Science and Governance, as well as numerous journal and magazine articles on the politics of food and health. He is currently working on a project concerned with reconciling improved food production for poor farmers in developing countries with environmental sustainability, as part of the STEPs centre. Tim Lang is Professor of Food Policy at City University's Centre for Food Policy in London. He studies how policy affects the shape of the food supply chain, what people eat, and the societal, health, and environmental outcomes. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, a Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and a regular consultant to the World Health Organization and other governmental and non-governmental public bodies. Since 2006, he has been Land Use and Natural Resources Commissioner on the UK Government's Sustainable Development Commission. He is co-author of Food Wars and The Unmanageable Consumer, and is widely credited as coining the term 'food miles'.
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