Food: In Context, 1st Edition

  • Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
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  • ISBN-10: 1414486553
  • ISBN-13: 9781414486550
  • DDC: 641.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 984 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Perfect for high school students and general researchers, Food: In Context examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events, and political decision-making. Written by experts in nutrition, medicine, culinary arts, agriculture/aquaculture, environmental science and history, this full-color set covers the historical, political, and ethical debates related to food. It also explores how food impacts daily life, trade and commerce, the environment, and health and nutrition. Cross-curricular in nature, Food: In Context supports basic and advanced AP curricula in chemistry and biology, as well as Earth science, general physical science, environmental science, health science, history, government, and the social sciences. Primary source documents and more than 250 photographs articulate the interrelation of food to science and society.

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Features and Benefits

  • Full color and multidisciplinary covering nutrition and science to ethical debate.
  • Topical features include: world food programme, advertising, agribusiness, international food aid, infant formula, cooking, carbon emissions and climate change, food irradiation, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), organics, pasteurization, truth in labeling, veganism and whaling.
  • The 245 articles are written by subject experts in nutrition, medicine, culinary arts, agriculture, aquaculture, environmental science and more.
  • With its cross-curricular focus, Food: In Context supports basic and advanced AP curricula in chemistry and biology, as well as earth science, environment and social sciences, history, government and other core subjects.
  • 47 primary source documents, including articles from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, journalist Upton Sinclair, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and First Lady Michelle Obama, are combined with expert-written overviews to add context to content and provide researchers with a fuller picture of the chosen subject.
  • All entries include sidebars, photos, and illustrations that highlight people, organizations, or events pertinent to the topic.
  • All entries provide bibliographies of print and electronic resources either cited in the entry and/or for further research.
  • A timeline of events provides a chronological history of some of the most important developments in the topics covered.
  • Also included is a comprehensive subject index, covering topics, personal names, and other relevant terms to aid the user in navigating the set.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414486529 | ISBN-13: 9781414486529

Table of Contents

Advisors and Contributors.
About the In Context Series.
About This Book.
Using Primary Sources.
Advertising Food.
African Famine Relief.
Agenda 21.
Agricultural Deforestation.
Agricultural Demand for Water.
Agricultural Land Reform.
Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010.
Indigenous Peoples and Their Diets.
Infant Formula and Baby Food.
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.
International Food Aid.
International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Junk Food.
Lactose Intolerance.
Land Availability and Degradation.
Latin American Diet.
World Food Day.
World Food Prize.
World Food Programme.
World Trade Organization (WTO).
Yeast and Leavening Agents.
Sources Consulted.
General Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

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