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Resetting The Kitchen Table

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Author: Christopher C. Parrish
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release: 2007
ISBN:
Size: 38.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 247
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Resetting The Kitchen Table

by Christopher C. Parrish, Resetting The Kitchen Table Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Resetting The Kitchen Table books, This book examines the history of health, diet, and nutrition with a particular focus on the issue of decreasing food security in places where once-stable food webs have suffered radical shock, as have the cultures of human communities, which have always been interdependent with now-endangered food sources. This volume came into being as one output from a large, federally funded collaborative research program involving over 80 researchers and students from both Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of Canada: 'Coasts under Stress'. Two meetings of contributors were called specifically to work on this writing project. All writers were present at both meetings and all writers saw and critiqued early drafts of all chapters.



Resetting The Table

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Author: Robert Paarlberg
Publisher: Knopf
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN: 0525656456
Size: 55.82 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Resetting The Table

by Robert Paarlberg, Resetting The Table Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Resetting The Table books, A bold, science-based corrective to the groundswell of misinformation about food and how it's produced, examining in detail local and organic food, food companies, nutrition labeling, ethical treatment of animals, environmental impact, and every other aspect from farm to table Consumers want to know more about their food--including the farm from which it came, the chemicals used in its production, its nutritional value, how the animals were treated, and the costs to the environment. They are being told that buying organic foods, unprocessed and sourced from small local farms, is the most healthful and sustainable option. Now, Robert Paarlberg reviews the evidence and finds abundant reason to disagree. He delineates the ways in which global food markets have in fact improved our diet, and how "industrial" farming has recently turned green, thanks to GPS-guided precision methods that cut energy use and chemical pollution. He makes clear that America's serious obesity crisis does not come from farms, or from food deserts, but instead from "food swamps" created by food companies, retailers, and restaurant chains. And he explains how, though animal welfare is lagging behind, progress can be made through continued advocacy, more progressive regulations, and perhaps plant-based imitation meat. He finds solutions that can make sense for farmers and consumers alike and provides a road map through the rapidly changing worlds of food and farming, laying out a practical path to bring the two together.



Closing The Food Gap

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Author: Mark Winne
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0807047317
Size: 34.99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 199
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Closing The Food Gap

by Mark Winne, Closing The Food Gap Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Closing The Food Gap books, From the War on Poverty to new farmers' markets, a food expert tackles America's dangerous dietary split With a new Foreword Closing the Food Gap exposes America's dangerous dietary split: from patrons of food pantries, bodegas, and convenience stores to the more comfortable classes who increasingly seek out organic and local products. Calling largely on his own experience in food activism, and mixing in surprisingly witty observations, Mark Winne ultimately envisions realistic partnerships in which family farms and impoverished communities come together to get healthy, locally produced food onto everyone's table.



The Big Muddy

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Author: Christopher Morris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 0199977062
Size: 43.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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The Big Muddy

by Christopher Morris, The Big Muddy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Big Muddy books, In The Big Muddy, the first long-term environmental history of the Mississippi, Christopher Morris offers a brilliant tour across five centuries as he illuminates the interaction between people and the landscape, from early hunter-gatherer bands to present-day industrial and post-industrial society. Morris shows that when Hernando de Soto arrived at the lower Mississippi Valley, he found an incredibly vast wetland, forty thousand square miles of some of the richest, wettest land in North America, deposited there by the big muddy river that ran through it. But since then much has changed, for the river and for the surrounding valley. Indeed, by the 1890s, the valley was rapidly drying. Morris shows how centuries of increasingly intensified human meddling--including deforestation, swamp drainage, and levee construction--led to drought, disease, and severe flooding. He outlines the damage done by the introduction of foreign species, such as the Argentine nutria, which escaped into the wild and are now busy eating up Louisiana's wetlands. And he critiques the most monumental change in the lower Mississippi Valley--the reconstruction of the river itself, largely under the direction of the Army Corps of Engineers. Valley residents have been paying the price for these human interventions, most visibly with the disaster that followed Hurricane Katrina. Morris also describes how valley residents have been struggling to reinvigorate the valley environment in recent years--such as with the burgeoning catfish and crawfish industries--so that they may once again live off its natural abundance. Morris concludes that the problem with Katrina is the problem with the Amazon Rainforest, drought and famine in Africa, and fires and mudslides in California--it is the end result of the ill-considered bending of natural environments to human purposes.



Rural Women S Health

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Author: Beverly Leipert
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 2012-09-17
ISBN: 1442662522
Size: 55.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Rural Women S Health

by Beverly Leipert, Rural Women S Health Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rural Women S Health books, The well-being of rural communities affects the well-being of those who reside in towns and cities because of rural-urban connections through food, drinking water, infectious disease, extreme environmental events, recreation, and for many, retirement residence. In rural areas themselves, women play a critical role in the health of their families and communities, yet women’s health is often marginalized or ignored. There have been limited studies to date about rural women and health in Canada. Filling an important gap in scholarship, this collection identifies priority issues that must be addressed to ensure these women’s well-being and offers innovative theoretical and methodological ideas for improvement. Rural Women’s Health integrates perspectives from rural practitioners, residents, and scholars in a variety of fields, including nursing, sociology, anthropology, and geography, to tackle issues relevant to diverse settings across the country. As such, it presents a national perspective on the nature of women’s health while respecting internal and regional diversity, as well as viewpoints from international scholarship.



Power And Restructuring

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Author: Rosemary Ommer
Publisher: St. John's, N.L. : ISER Books
Release: 2006
ISBN:
Size: 36.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Canada
Languages : en
Pages : 334
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Power And Restructuring

by Rosemary Ommer, Power And Restructuring Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Power And Restructuring books, This is a book about power in small places, its perceptions and realities; where these conflict and where they come together. Based on research conducted on Canada's Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the chapters analyze the interaction of people and environment in coastal settings, the way power operates now, and how it has operated in the past. The book covers a wide range of natural resource issues and people's responses to change. It insists on a holistic perspective that recognizes the vital importance of social and ecological interconnectedness. This work breaks old disciplinary constraints and mirrors the ways in which people, the places in which they live, and the culture that sustains them are a seamless whole. This book is part of "Coasts Under Stress," a research project concerned with the impact of social and environmental restructuring on environmental and human health. The project is an initiative between Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Victoria, funded by SSHRC and NSERC.



Coasts Under Stress

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Author: Rosemary Ommer
Publisher: Iser
Release: 2006
ISBN:
Size: 19.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Coastal ecology
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Coasts Under Stress

by Rosemary Ommer, Coasts Under Stress Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Coasts Under Stress books,



Aideen Maclennon

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Author: Robert E. Wilson
Publisher:
Release: 1952
ISBN:
Size: 40.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Conscientious objectors
Languages : en
Pages : 253
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Aideen Maclennon

by Robert E. Wilson, Aideen Maclennon Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Aideen Maclennon books,