Information on every aspect of American food and drink, discussed within the context of politics; geography; commerce; technology; medicine; class structure; agriculture; and symbolic, spiritual, and ethical values.
Examines every link in the food chain. Forty maps are arranged into sections covering Contemporary Challenges; Farming,;Trade; and Processing, Retailing, and Consumption. A good introduction to the global food system.
Presents the quantitative and qualitative data and information needed by nutritionists, dieticians, and health care professionals. It proceeds from human development to body systems and disease to micro/macro nutrients and concludes with nutrition counseling and community nutrition.
Covers more than a hundred types of food. Provides information on the food's origins, the health claims and myths associated with it, and the scientific evidence to support -- or refute -- these claims.