Hidden Hunger, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642339506
  • ISBN-13: 9783642339509
  • DDC: 614.5939
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 255 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Hidden Hunger is an increasing problem even in developed countries, whose potential negative consequences on long-term health are often overlooked and underestimated. Chronic malnutrition is at the core of the global hunger challenge facing science, politics, and economics. In plain language and with moving examples, Hans K. Biesalski describes how hidden hunger affects human health long before malnutrition becomes obvious. Worldwide, over one third of deaths among children under 5 years of age is associated with malnutrition. As poverty is the main reason for hidden hunger, addressing this dire challenge requires long-term policies. Land grabbing and climate change seriously counteract a lot of efforts to overcome hidden hunger. This book is a highly impressive call to action. Investment in agriculture and in particular in small-scale farmers to improve subsistence farming are among the approaches suggested to reach a sustainable solution. The author is head of the department of biochemistry and nutrition and managing director of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. He is a member of numerous advisory and expert groups for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
And They Lived Hungrily Ever After.
1: Hunger: A Baseline Study of the Current Situation.
2: Hidden Hunger.
3: Causes of Hidden Hunger.
4: Trapped on the Hunger Carousel: Generation after Generation.
5: Quality Comes with a Price Tag: The Deadly Triangle of Economics, Hunger, and Child Development.
6: Ways out of the Hunger Crisis?.
7: Strategies to Combat Hidden Hunger.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.