Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers

Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers
Author: Sapna Elizabeth Thottathil,Annelies Goger
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0128136189
ISBN 13: 9780128136188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers Book Review:

Institutions like schools, hospitals, and universities are not well known for having quality, healthy food. In fact, institutional food often embodies many of the worst traits of our industrialized food system, with long supply chains that are rife with environmental and social problems and growing market concentration in many stages of food production and distribution. Recently, however, non-profit organizations, government agencies, university research institutes, and activists have partnered with institutions to experiment with a wide range of more ethical and sustainable models for food purchasing, also known as values-based procurement. Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers brings together in-depth case studies from several of promising models of institutional food purchasing that aim to be more sustainable, healthy, equitable, and local. With chapters written by a diverse set of authors, including leaders in the food movement and policy researchers, this book: Documents growing interest among non-profit organizations and activists in institutional food interventions through case studies and first-hand experiences; Highlights emerging evidence about how these new procurement models affect agro-food supply chains; and Examines the role of policy and regional or geographic identity in promoting food systems change. Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers makes the case that institutions can use their budgets to change the food system for the better, although significant challenges remain. It is a must read for food systems practitioners, food chain researchers, and foodservice professionals interested in values-based procurement.

The Labor of Lunch

The Labor of Lunch
Author: Jennifer E. Gaddis
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 0520300033
ISBN 13: 9780520300033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Labor of Lunch Book Review:

There’s a problem with school lunch in America. Big Food companies have largely replaced the nation’s school cooks by supplying cafeterias with cheap, precooked hamburger patties and chicken nuggets chock-full of industrial fillers. Yet it’s no secret that meals cooked from scratch with nutritious, locally sourced ingredients are better for children, workers, and the environment. So why not empower “lunch ladies” to do more than just unbox and reheat factory-made food? And why not organize together to make healthy, ethically sourced, free school lunches a reality for all children? The Labor of Lunch aims to spark a progressive movement that will transform food in American schools, and with it the lives of thousands of low-paid cafeteria workers and the millions of children they feed. By providing a feminist history of the US National School Lunch Program, Jennifer E. Gaddis recasts the humble school lunch as an important and often overlooked form of public care. Through vivid narration and moral heft, The Labor of Lunch offers a stirring call to action and a blueprint for school lunch reforms capable of delivering a healthier, more equitable, caring, and sustainable future.

Global Climate Change Resilient and Smart Agriculture

Global Climate Change  Resilient and Smart Agriculture
Author: V. Venkatramanan,Shachi Shah,Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN 10: 9813298561
ISBN 13: 9789813298569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change Resilient and Smart Agriculture Book Review:

This book provides essential insights into methods and practices of ‘Climate-smart Agriculture,’ which is driven by the principles of climate resilience and smart resource use in agricultural production. Climate-smart agriculture is a key policy instrument for achieving poverty eradication and a hunger-free world, as well as mitigating the effects of climate change. This book discusses in detail climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices that can reduce the vulnerability of agricultural systems, improve the livelihoods of farmers and other stakeholders, and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from crop production and livestock husbandry. The agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector produces roughly 10–12 gigatons of CO2-equivalent per year; therefore, sustainable practices for agriculture and related land use hold immense potential to mitigate climate change. The potential impacts of climate variability and climate change on agriculture are extensively documented and articulated, especially with regard to global and national environmental agendas that call for innovation, transformation and climate-resilient advances in agriculture. As the book demonstrates, climate-smart agriculture offers an excellent tool for boosting agricultural output to feed the growing global population; for reducing greenhouse gases emissions from agriculture and other land use; and for protecting agricultural production systems from the impending dangers of climate change.

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries
Author: Per Pinstrup-Andersen,Fuzhi Cheng
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-07-05
ISBN 10: 0801466385
ISBN 13: 9780801466380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries Book Review:

The food problems now facing the world—scarcity and starvation, contamination and illness, overabundance and obesity—are both diverse and complex. What are their causes? How severe are they? Why do they persist? What are the solutions? In three volumes that serve as valuable teaching tools and have been designed to complement the textbook Food Policy for Developing Countries by Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II, they call upon the wisdom of disciplines including economics, nutrition, sociology, anthropology, environmental science, medicine, and geography to create a holistic picture of the state of the world's food systems today. Volume III of the Case Studies addresses global institutions and international trade policies.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism
Author: Magnus Boström,Michele Micheletti,Peter Oosterveer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2019-01-25
ISBN 10: 0190629045
ISBN 13: 9780190629045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism Book Review:

The global phenomenon of political consumerism is known through such diverse manifestations as corporate boycotts, increased preferences for organic and fairtrade products, and lifestyle choices such as veganism. It has also become an area of increasing research across a variety of disciplines. Political consumerism uses consumer power to change institutional or market practices that are found ethically, environmentally, or politically objectionable. Through such actions, the goods offered on the consumer market are problematized and politicized. Distinctions between consumers and citizens and between the economy and politics collapse. The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism offers the first comprehensive theoretical and comparative overview of the ways in which the market becomes a political arena. It maps the four major forms of political consumerism: boycotting, buycotting (spending to show support), lifestyle politics, and discursive actions, such as culture jamming. Chapters by leading scholars examine political consumerism in different locations and industry sectors, and in consideration of environmental and human rights problems, political events, and the ethics of production and manufacturing practices. This volume offers a thorough exploration of the phenomenon and its myriad dilemmas, involving religion, race, nationalism, gender relations, animals, and our common future. Moreover, the Handbook takes stock of political consumerism's effectiveness in solving complex global problems and its use to both promote and impede democracy.

Taking Action

Taking Action
Author: United Nations Environment Programme
Publsiher: UNEP/Earthprint
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9789280715682
ISBN 13: 9280715682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Action Book Review:

A publication which offers clear explanations on how to address many of the environmental problems plaguing the planet. Although intended for individuals & community service organizations, it will be of great interest to all those concerned with the well-being of the earth & its inhabitants.

FDA Consumer

FDA Consumer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D00662220P
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan

Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan
Author: Patricia L. Maclachlan
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2001-12-26
ISBN 10: 0231505612
ISBN 13: 9780231505611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan Book Review:

Providing comparisons to the United States and Britain, this book examines Japan's postwar consumer protection movement. Organized largely by and for housewives and spurred by major cases of price gouging and product contamination, the movement led to the passage of basic consumer protection legislation in 1968. Although much of the story concerns the famous "iron triangle" of big business, national bureaucrats, and conservative party politics, Maclachlan takes a broader perspective. She points to the importance of activity at the local level, the role of minority parties, the limited utility of the courts, and the place of lawyers and academics in providing access to power. These mild social strategies have resulted in a significant amount of consumer protection.

How Institutions Change

How Institutions Change
Author: Heiko Breit,Anita Engels,Timothy Moss,Markus Troja
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3322809366
ISBN 13: 9783322809360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Institutions Change Book Review:

How do institutions change? What can we learn about possibilities of and barriers to induced institutional changes? Where are potentials for more reflexive and more enduring processes of social learning? Die englischsprachigen Beiträge gehen der Frage nach institutionellem Wandel in lokalen und globalen uweltrelevanten Kontexten nach.

Public Policymaking by Private Organizations

Public Policymaking by Private Organizations
Author: Catherine E. Rudder,A. Lee Fritschler,Yon Jung Choi
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 0815728999
ISBN 13: 9780815728993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Policymaking by Private Organizations Book Review:

How private groups increasingly set public policy and regulate lives—with little public knowledge or attention. From accrediting doctors and lawyers to setting industry and professional standards, private groups establish many of the public policies in today’s advanced societies. Yet this important role of nongovernmental groups is largely ignored by those who study, teach, or report on public policy issues. Public Policymaking by Private Organizations sheds light on policymaking by private groups, which are not accountable to the general public or, often, even to governments. This book brings to life the hidden world of policymaking by providing an overview of this phenomenon and in-depth case studies in the areas of finance, food safety, and certain professions. Far from being merely self regulation or self-governance, policymaking by private groups, for good or ill, can have a substantial impact on the broader public—from ensuring the safety of our home electrical appliances to vetting the credit-worthiness of complex financial instruments in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. From nonprofit associations to multinational corporations, private policymaking groups are everywhere. They certify professionals as competent, establish industry regulations, and set technical and professional standards. But because their operations lack the transparency and accountability required of governmental bodies, these organizations comprise a policymaking territory that is largely unseen, unreported, uncharted, and not easily reconciled with democratic principles. Anyone concerned about how policies are made—and who makes them—should read this book.

Nature s Perfect Food

Nature s Perfect Food
Author: E. Melanie Dupuis
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2002-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780814719374
ISBN 13: 0814719376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Perfect Food Book Review:

For over a century, America's nutrition authorities have heralded milk as "nature's perfect food," as "indispensable" and "the most complete food." These milk "boosters" have ranged from consumer activists, to government nutritionists, to the American Dairy Council and its ubiquitous milk moustache ads. The image of milk as wholesome and body-building has a long history, but is it accurate? Recently, within the newest social movements around food, milk has lost favor. Vegan anti-milk rhetoric portrays the dairy industry as cruel to animals and milk as bad for humans. Recently, books with titles like, "Milk: The Deadly Poison," and "Don't Drink Your Milk" have portrayed milk as toxic and unhealthy. Controversies over genetically-engineered cows and questions about antibiotic residue have also prompted consumers to question whether the milk they drink each day is truly good for them. In Nature's Perfect Food Melanie Dupuis illuminates these questions by telling the story of how Americans came to drink milk. We learn how cow's milk, which was associated with bacteria and disease became a staple of the American diet. Along the way we encounter 19th century evangelists who were convinced that cow's milk was the perfect food with divine properties, brewers whose tainted cow feed poisoned the milk supply, and informal wetnursing networks that were destroyed with the onset of urbanization and industrialization. Informative and entertaining, Nature's Perfect Food will be the standard work on the history of milk.

Consumer Preferences and Acceptance of Food Products

Consumer Preferences and Acceptance of Food Products
Author: Derek V. Byrne
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 3039436953
ISBN 13: 9783039436958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Preferences and Acceptance of Food Products Book Review:

The acceptance and preference of the sensory properties of foods are among the most important criteria determining food choice. Sensory perception and our response to food products, and finally food choice itself, are affected by a myriad of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The pressing question is, how do these factors specifically affect our acceptance and preference for foods, both in and of themselves, and in combination in various contexts, both fundamental and applied? In addition, which factors overall play the largest role in how we perceive and behave towards food in daily life? Finally, how can these factors be utilized to affect our preferences and final acceptance of real food and food products from industrial production and beyond for healthier eating? A closer look at trends in research showcasing the influence that these factors and our senses have on our perception and affective response to food products and our food choices is timely. Thus, in this Special Issue collection “Consumer Preferences and Acceptance of Food Products”, we bring together articles which encompass the wide scope of multidisciplinary research in the space related to the determination of key factors involved linked to fundamental interactions, cross-modal effects in different contexts and eating scenarios, as well as studies that utilize unique study design approaches and methodologies.

Food Health and Safety in Cross Cultural Consumer Contexts

Food  Health and Safety in Cross Cultural Consumer Contexts
Author: Derek V. Byrne
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN 10: 303651340X
ISBN 13: 9783036513409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Health and Safety in Cross Cultural Consumer Contexts Book Review:

The concept of cross-cultural perspectives in research in food is important in general and particularly so in relation to human perception in food and health. Food concepts are very different across different jurisdictions. Different markets and cultures have varying perspectives on what is considered a palatable, acceptable, or useful food or food product; in simple terms, one size does not at all in the majority of cases. Specific markets thus need targeted food design, to be successful from a myriad of perspectives. In this Special Issue anthology "Food, Health and Safety in Cross-Cultural Consumer Contexts", we bring together articles that show the wide range of studies from fundamental to market applicability currently in focus in sensory and consumer science in food, health, and safety cross-cultural contexts. From the included perspectives, it is abundantly clear that there is a need for much knowledge related to future food design linked to cross-cultural contexts and that this will continue to be critical to the success of food transfer in global food markets.

Food System Sustainability

Food System Sustainability
Author: Catherine Esnouf,Marie Russel,Nicolas Bricas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN 10: 1107067960
ISBN 13: 9781107067967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food System Sustainability Book Review:

As western-style food systems extend further around the world, food sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue. Such systems are not sustainable in terms of their consumption of resources, their impact on ecosystems or their effect on health and social inequality. From 2009 to 2011, the duALIne project, led by INRA and CIRAD, assembled a team of experts to investigate food systems downstream of the farm, from the farm gate, to consumption and the disposal of waste. Representing a diverse range of backgrounds spanning academia and the public and private sectors, the project aimed to review the international literature and identify major gaps in our knowledge. This book brings together its key conclusions and insights, presenting state-of-the-art research in food sustainability and identifying priority areas for further study. It will provide a valuable resource for researchers, decision-makers and stakeholders in the food industry.

FAS M

FAS M
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435020947354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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FAS M

FAS M
Author: United States. Foreign Agricultural Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 27
Release: 1956
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010206724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community

Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community
Author: Sharon McLure
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 27
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: SRLF:A0014256564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community Book Review:

Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community

Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community
Author: Sharon McClure,Beverly Simmons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 27
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105130681575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community Book Review:

FAS M

FAS M
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU00954470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fish Food And Hunger

Fish  Food  And Hunger
Author: George Kent
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 0429712847
ISBN 13: 9780429712845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fish Food And Hunger Book Review:

This book provides descriptive information on fisheries and nutrition, and outlines actions that could be taken to enhance the contribution of fisheries to the alleviation of malnutrition. It derives generalizations regarding the evaluation and design of fisheries projects and fisheries policies. .