Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity

Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity

edited by Roni Neff, fl. 2014 (San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, 2015, originally published 2000), 576 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity is a comprehensive and engaging textbook that offers students an overview of today's U.S. food system, with particular focus on the food system's interrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, and society. Using a classroom-friendly approach, the text covers the core content of the food system and provides evidence-based perspectives reflecting the tremendous breadth of issues and ideas important to understanding today's US food system. This textbook is rich with illustrative examples, case studies, activities, and discussion questions. This textbook is a project of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), and builds upon the Center's educational mission to examine the complex interrelationships between diet, food production, environment, and human health to advance an ecological perspective in reducing threats to the health of the public, and to promote policies that protect health, the global environment, and the ability to sustain life for future generations. Issues covered in Introduction to the US Food System include food insecurity, social justice, community and worker health concerns, food marketing, nutrition, resource depletion, and ecological degradation. This textbook also presents concepts on the foundations of the US food system, crop production, food system economics, processing and packaging, consumption and overconsumption, and the environmental impacts of food. Also examined, the political factors that influence food and how it is produced. Ideal for students and professionals in many fields, including public health, nutritional science, nursing, medicine, environment, policy, business, and social science, among others. Introduction to the US Food System presents a broad view of today's US food system in all its complexity and provides opportunities for students to examine the food system's stickiest problems and think critically about solutions.
Field of Interest
Food Studies Online
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons
Content Type
Book
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2000
Page Count
576
Publication Year
2015
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Place Published / Released
San Francisco, CA
Subject
Food Studies Online, Social Sciences, Food Systems, Food Policy, Food industry, Food supply, Public health, Diet and food, Environment, Sistemas Alimentares, Lebensmittelpolitik, Políticas de Alimentação, Políticas de Alimentación, United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos, United States, Early 21st Century United States (2001– ), Americans
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Sistemas Alimentares, Lebensmittelpolitik, Políticas de Alimentação, Políticas de Alimentación, United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos

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