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Cornucopia explores the health and economic implications of U.S. farm policy. Using a corn farm in rural South Dakota as his start... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Cornucopia explores the health and economic implications of U.S. farm policy. Using a corn farm in rural South Dakota as his starting point, Johnson reviews the history of agricultural policies in America to understand how large-scale, industrial agriculture came to play such a large role in U.S. and world food production. He also discusses the role of agricultural policies in the on-going ",food for fuel", debate, as well as the linkages between agricultural outputs and health outcomes. As the U.S. battles with a burgeoning epidemic of dietary disease - including some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in the developed world - it is especially important to understand where our food comes from and its relation to health, nutrition, and economic mobility. Ensuring America's health and well-being requires us to first return to the farm.

Autorentext

By D. Patrick Johnson



Inhalt

Part 1 Preface
Part 2 List of Figures
Chapter 3 One - You Are What You Eat
Chapter 4 Two - On The Farm
Chapter 5 Three - America's Cornucopia
Chapter 6 Four - How We Got Fat, Part I
Chapter 7 Five - The American Diet
Chapter 8 Six - How We Got Fat, Part II
Chapter 9 Seven - HFCS and Health
Chapter 10 Eight - Big Food, Meet Big Tobacco
Chapter 11 Nine - Lessons from the Pyramid
Chapter 12 Ten - The Case for Reform
Chapter 13 Eleven - Fixing the System
Chapter 14 Twelve - Local, Regional, National
Chapter 15 Thirteen - Getting It Right at W&M
Chapter 16 Fourteen - Summary and Conclusion
Part 17 Appendix
Part 18 References

Produktinformationen

Titel: Cornucopia
Untertitel: Understanding Health through Understanding Agriculture
Autor:
EAN: 9780761855972
ISBN: 978-0-7618-5597-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Hamilton Books
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 84
Veröffentlichung: 16.12.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.9 MB