The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, where and why

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Earthscan, 2003 - Food - 128 pages
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Food is vital for our health and welfare, and its production critically affects the environment as well as the wealth of nations. Despite a rapid increase in trade, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry, while chronic obesity is increasing worldwide.Much of the grain that could amply feed the world's population is fed instead to cattle to satisfy the rich world's appetite for meat. New technologies, such as GM crops, promise to increase food production, but are they completely safe? How do markets work, and whose vested interests are at stake? What are the impacts of different forms of farming, processing, transportation, retailing and changing eating habits?Vividly presented through the creative use of maps and graphics, this atlas provides clear, authoritative and comprehensive accounts of the food chain - from plough to plate - and reveals how it affects the lives and livelihoods of us all, farmers and suburban shoppers alike.

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I loved this! Each page covers a different issue fairly well and i LOVE the illustrations and pictures. Read full review

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Easy to understand, great charts graphs and pictures to better digest the information. Read full review

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Erik Millstone is Senior Lecturer in Science Policy at the University of Sussex and an authority on the politics and science of food production. Tim Lang is Professor of Food Policy at Thames Valley University and works on food policy and the public interest.

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