The Feeding of Nations

The Feeding of Nations

Author: Mark Gibson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439839515

Category: Science

Page: 684

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In the last decade, the world has grown richer and produced more food than ever before. Yet in that same period, hunger has increased and 925 million remain underfed and malnourished. Exploring this troubling paradox, The Feeding of Nations: Re-Defining Food Security for the 21st Century offers a glimpse into how the simple aspiration of global foo

To Feed a Nation

To Feed a Nation

Author: Keith Thomas Henry Farrer


ISBN: 9780643091542

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 245

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Takes the reader on a journey over the centuries, describing the slow and arduous development of Australian food technology and science from before European settlement to the latter half of the twentieth century.

Why Nations Fail to Feed the Poor

Why Nations Fail to Feed the Poor

Author: Mohammad Mozahidul Islam

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000782486

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 862

This book examines the political and economic dimensions of food security in Bangladesh and assesses the role of the state in meeting the challenges of food security. The key concern, which is at the heart of this study, is to explore how Bangladesh responds, when its people go hungry. There are no detailed empirical studies that examine the Bangladesh’s role by providing an historical cum political analysis; however conventional approaches are primarily concerned with a partial diagnosis of the economic or nutritional problems of food security. The book then provides a detailed picture of the missing dimensions of state that include the strength of institutions, the scope of state functions, and other important attributes. In doing so, it uses the concept of neo-patrimonialism to explore the political system of Bangladesh. This book explicates the various impediments to food security, ranging from the process of policy formulation to their implementation mechanisms. It unpacks the structural weaknesses of the Bangladesh's institutional capacity in promoting food security, and, in the process, argues that the root cause of food insecurity is deeply embedded in the nature of the government itself, and the political institutions that link the state and society.

Food Nations

Food Nations

Author: Warren Belasco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136700767

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 445

This original collection abandons culinary nostalgia and the cataloguing of regional cuisines to examine the role of food and food marketing in constructing culture, consumer behavior, and national identity.

The Feeding of the Nine Billion

The Feeding of the Nine Billion

Author: Alex Evans

Publisher: Chatham Historical Society Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124120606

Category: Political Science

Page: 64

View: 354

Global food prices have eased significantly from their record highs in the first part of 2008. As a worldwide economic downturn has gathered pace, commodity markets have weakened significantly. By October 2008, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's F