Food Politics

Food Politics Author Marion Nestle
ISBN-10 9780520955066
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 534
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We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States--enough calories to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child twice over--has a downside. Our over-efficient food industry must do everything possible to persuade people to eat more--more food, more often, and in larger portions--no matter what it does to waistlines or well-being. Like manufacturing cigarettes or building weapons, making food is big business. Food companies in 2000 generated nearly $900 billion in sales. They have stakeholders to please, shareholders to satisfy, and government regulations to deal with. It is nevertheless shocking to learn precisely how food companies lobby officials, co-opt experts, and expand sales by marketing to children, members of minority groups, and people in developing countries. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view. Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, Nestle is uniquely qualified to lead us through the maze of food industry interests and influences. She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government dietary advice, schools pushing soft drinks, diet supplements promoted as if they were First Amendment rights. When it comes to the mass production and consumption of food, strategic decisions are driven by economics--not science, not common sense, and certainly not health. No wonder most of us are thoroughly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics will forever change the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this path-breaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

Imageanalyse von Wellnessmineralw ssern

Imageanalyse von Wellnessmineralw  ssern Author Elisabeth Ort
ISBN-10 9783832481308
Release 2014-04-02
Pages 164
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Inhaltsangabe:Zusammenfassung: Dem Boom von Wellness-Produkten kann man sich heutzutage in Österreich nur schwer entziehen. Vom Wellness-Weekend im Thermenhotel, Wellness-Kosmetikartikel, Wellness-Joghurts, Wellness-Kleidung bis hin zur Wellness-WC-Anlage in Shopping Zentren (z.B. im Millenium Tower in Wien) werden gewisse Produktgruppen vom Marketing immer mehr mit dem Wort Wellness verbunden. So geschieht es auch bei alkoholfreien Getränken, dass es anscheinend nicht mehr reicht, ein Mineralwasser mit Geschmack zu sein, sondern der prickelnde Genuss wird in der Werbung angepriesen mit Assoziationen wie Emotion, Balance, Body&Soul, Wellness, Light etc. Die Absatzzahlen, vor allem im Marktsegment der Wellness Mineralwässer, verzeichneten im Sommer 2003 ein Umsatzplus, von denen andere Branchen nur träumen können. Doch warum ist dem so? Kaufen wir mit diesen Produkten ganz bewusst das Image beziehungsweise die Illusion der Wellness dazu? Oder erleichtern die Rezipienten ihre Geldbörsen deshalb gerne, weil es einfach nur schmeckt? Diesem kontroversen Thema möchte ich mich anhand einer empirischen Untersuchung wissenschaftlich widmen: Imageanalyse von Wellness Mineralwässern, am Beispiel von Römerquelle Emotion, Vöslauer Balance, Rauch Nativa active, Markus Body & Soul, Almdudler guarana light und Nestlé Wellness. Nach einer kurzen Einleitung zum Thema Wasser ganz allgemein wird der Versuch der Klärung der Begriffe Image und Wellness unternommen. Anschließend werden ausgehend von der Systemtheorie in der Kommunikationswissenschaft anhand einer schriftlichen Befragung, die mit zwei Vergleichsgruppen zu jeweils 40 Personen (n1=40 Sportliche Personen, n2=40 Nicht Sportliche Personen) in Wien vom 12.12.2003 bis 10.01.2004 durchgeführt wurde, die entwickelten Hypothesen verifiziert bzw. falsifiziert. Zusammenfassend kann festgehalten werden, dass Produkte, die bekannt sind und konsumiert werden, einen besseren Imagewert erhielten, als jene, die unbekannt sind. Führende Imagewerte haben die Submarken Römerquelle Emotion und Vöslauer Balance. Positiv bewertet wurde auch der Imagewert der Produkte von Rauch Nativa Active. Markus Body&Soul sowie Nestlé Wellness konnten sich aufgrund der niedrigeren Bekanntheit eher im Mittelfeld der semantischen Differenziale positionieren. Am schlechtesten wurde Almdudler Light bewertet. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Inhaltsverzeichnis: 1.Einleitung5 1.1Kulturgeschichte von Mineralwasser5 1.2Aufgaben von Wasser im [...]

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries Policies for health nutrition food consumption and poverty

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries  Policies for health  nutrition  food consumption  and poverty Author Per Pinstrup-Andersen
ISBN-10 0801475546
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 259
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The first volume of case studies designed to complement the textbook "Food Policy for Developing Countries" by Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II.

Teaching Food and Culture

Teaching Food and Culture Author Candice Lowe Swift
ISBN-10 9781315419398
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 213
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With the rapid growth and interest in food studies around the U.S. and globally, the original essays in this one-of-a-kind volume aid instructors in expanding their teaching to include both the latest scholarship and engage with public debate around issues related to food. The chapters represent the product of original efforts to develop ways to teach both with and about food in the classroom, written by innovative instructors who have successfully done so. It would appeal to community college and university instructors in anthropology and social science disciplines who currently teach or want to develop food-related courses. This book -illustrates the creative ways that college instructors have tackled teaching about food and used food as an instructional device;-aims to train the next generation of food scholars to deal with the complex problems of feeding an ever-increasing population -contains an interview with Sidney Mintz, the most influential anthropologist shaping the study of food

Eating Culture

Eating Culture Author Gillian Crowther
ISBN-10 9781442604650
Release 2013
Pages 324
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"Humans have an appetite for food, and anthropology - as the study of human beings, their culture, and society - has an interest in the role of food. From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, Eating Culture is a highly engaging overview that illustrates the important role that anthropology and anthropologists have played in understanding food. Organized around the sometimes elusive concept of cuisine and the public discourse - on gastronomy, nutrition, sustainability, and culinary skills - that surrounds it, this practical guide to anthropological method and theory brings order and insight to our changing relationship with food."--pub. desc.

Safe Food

Safe Food Author Marion Nestle
ISBN-10 9780520266063
Release 2010
Pages 379
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Previous edition published in : 2003.

The Oxford Handbook of Food History

The Oxford Handbook of Food History Author Jeffrey M. Pilcher
ISBN-10 9780199729937
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 508
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The Oxford Handbook of Food History places existing works of food history in historiographical context, crossing disciplinary, chronological, and geographic boundaries, while also suggesting new routes for future research. The twenty-seven essays in this book are organized into five basic sections: historiography and disciplinary approaches as well as the production, circulation, and consumption of food.

Nonprofit Marketing

Nonprofit Marketing Author Walter Wymer
ISBN-10 9781506319087
Release 2006-03-06
Pages 384
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Nonprofit Marketing: Marketing Management for Charitable and Nongovernmental Organizations is a conceptually strong text that gives students marketing strategies for nonprofit, charitable, and nongovernmental organizations, while providing them with a broad treatment of marketing basics. Written in an easy-to-follow style, marketing concepts are clearly presented and supported with real-world examples.

American Tuna

American Tuna Author Andrew F. Smith
ISBN-10 9780520261846
Release 2012
Pages 242
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In a lively account of the American tuna industry's fortunes and misfortunes over the past century, a celebrated food writer relates how tuna went from being sold primarily as a fertiliser to becoming the most commonly consumed fish in the US. Tuna is both the subject and the backdrop for other facets of American history.

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread Author Lynne Christy Anderson
ISBN-10 9780520262577
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 281
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"Lynne Anderson's portraits of recent immigrant families capture a crucial truth about how real food connects us to our culture, our memories, and to one another. This is an important book." —Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Restaurant "Everyone loves talking about food. In this remarkable book, Lynne Anderson lets recent immigrants to America speak in their own words about the foods they most loved from their homelands. Her cook-storytellers use recipes for cherished foods as a way to recall childhood memories, the events that caused them to emigrate, and their efforts to assimilate—the bitter along with the sweet. For a delicious introduction to the immigrant experience in America, I can't think of a better starting point than Breaking Bread." —Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat and Food Politics "Good ol' home cooking that's not chicken and apple pie. A feast of stories and flavors." Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and the Bone Setter's Daughter "What's so lovely to me about this book is hearing the actual voices of the people and the unpredictable way their conversations about food capture life issues and truths that extend far beyond the kitchen. More than ever it seems critical to be finding and celebrating what we have in common and the connections between people."—Nikki Silva, co-author of Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters "Breaking Bread throws open a delightful window on the immigrant kitchen in America, capturing the voices, traditions and--yes!--recipes of a couple dozen different food cultures in a single volume." —Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food "In 25 deeply moving first-person accounts from a wide range of immigrant families, each one sensitively introduced by the author, Lynne Anderson takes us straight to the heart of our common humanity. Sharing food and stories are what bind us all across differences in time, space culture, gender and identity. Apart from being an important cultural document, Breaking Bread is a rich, wisdom-packed experience for the scholar, for the casual reader and for all cooks who demand more than just recipes."—Niloufer Ichaporia King, author of My Bombay Kitchen

Food Medicine and the Quest for Good Health

Food  Medicine  and the Quest for Good Health Author Nancy N. Chen
ISBN-10 9780231508919
Release 2007-06-22
Pages 144
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What we eat, how we eat, where we eat, and when we eat are deeply embedded cultural practices. Eating is also related to how we medicate. The multimillion-dollar diet industry offers advice on how to eat for a better body and longer life, and avoiding harmful foods (or choosing healthy ones) is considered separate from consuming medicine& mdash;another multimillion-dollar industry. In contrast, most traditional medical systems view food as inseparable from medicine and regard medicinal foods as the front line of healing. Drawing on medical texts and food therapy practices from around the world and throughout history, Nancy N. Chen locates old and new crossovers between food and medicine in different social and cultural contexts. The consumption of spices, sugar, and salt was once linked to specific healing properties, and trade in these commodities transformed not just the political economy of Europe, Asia, and the New World but local tastes and food practices as well. Today's technologies are rapidly changing traditional attitudes toward food, enabling the cultivation of new admixtures, such as nutraceuticals and genetically modified food, that link food to medicine in novel ways. Chen considers these developments against the evolving food regimes of the diet industry in order to build a framework for understanding diet as individual practice, social prescription, and political formation.

Why Calories Count

Why Calories Count Author Marion Nestle
ISBN-10 9780520262881
Release 2012
Pages 288
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Explores food issues in America including understanding how calories work in the body and understanding how the food industry presents calories on labels.

Pet Food Politics

Pet Food Politics Author Marion Nestle
ISBN-10 9780520941984
Release 2008-09-15
Pages 232
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Marion Nestle, acclaimed author of Food Politics, now tells the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys. Nestle follows the trail of tainted pet food ingredients back to their source in China and along the supply chain to their introduction into feed for pigs, chickens, and fish in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world. What begins as a problem "merely" for cats and dogs soon becomes an issue of tremendous concern to everyone. Nestle uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, farm animals, and people and identifies glaring gaps in the global oversight of food safety.

Introduction to the US Food System

Introduction to the US Food System Author Roni Neff
ISBN-10 9781118913055
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 576
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A public health approach to the US food system 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 US 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. The book is rich with illustrative examples, case studies, activities, and discussion questions. The 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. 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 Examines 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.

Everyone Eats

Everyone Eats Author E. N. Anderson
ISBN-10 9780814704950
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 295
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Florence Nightingale (1820-1920) is famous as the heroine of the Crimean War and later as a campaigner for health care founded on a clean environment and good nursing. Though best known for her pioneering demonstration that disease rather than wounds killed most soldiers, she was also heavily allied to social reform movements and to feminist protest against the enforced idleness of middle-class women. This original edition provides bold new insights into Nightingale's beliefs and a new picture of the relationship between feminism and religion. Suggestions for Thought to the Searchers after Truth Among the Artisans of England (1860), which contains the novel Cassandra, is a central text in 19th-century history of feminist thought and is published here for the first time. Nightingale argues that work was the means by which every individual sought self-fulfillment and served God. She wrote influentially about the group most Victorians declared to be above work: unmarried, middle-class women.

Food and Culture in Contemporary American Fiction

Food and Culture in Contemporary American Fiction Author Lorna Piatti-Farnell
ISBN-10 9781136645549
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 202
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Establishing an interdisciplinary connection between Food Studies and American literary scholarship, Piatti-Farnell investigates the significances of food and eating in American fiction, from 1980 to the present day. She argues that culturally-coded representations of the culinary illuminate contemporary American anxieties about class gender, race, tradition, immigration, nationhood, and history. As she offers a critical analysis of major works of contemporary fiction, Piatti-Farnell unveils contrasting modes of culinary nostalgia, disillusionment, and progress that pervasively address the cultural disintegration of local and familiar culinary values, in favor of globalized economies of consumption. In identifying different incarnations of the "American culinary," Piatti-Farnell covers the depiction of food in specific categories of American fiction and explores how the cultural separation that molds food preferences inevitably challenges the existence of a homogenous American identity. The study treads on new grounds since it not only provides the first comprehensive study of food and consumption in contemporary American fiction, but also aims to expose interrelated politics of consumption in a variety of authors from different ethnic, cultural, racial and social backgrounds within the United States.

Environmental Science Student Review Guide

Environmental Science  Student Review Guide Author Daniel B. Botkin
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114270098
Release 2004-10-25
Pages 384
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Just read the headlines. Whether it’s global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller’s Fifth Edition of Environmental Science, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation of scientific knowledge, so you can think through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment.