The Feeding Of Nations: Redefining Food Security For The 21st Century

October 21, 2016|
The Feeding Of Nations: Redefining Food Security For The 21st Century by Mark Gibson
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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 Centuryoffers a glimpse into how the simple aspiration of global food security has evolved and unfolded-with sometimes contradictory and counterproductive policies, agendas, and ideologies.

Providing a holistic analysis of the issues surrounding food security, this volume engages in a cross-disciplinary approach that makes the subject accessible to readers and academically rigorous in delivery. Topics discussed include:

  • A brief overview of our current understanding of the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition
  • Historical perspectives on the feeding of nations, to understand how we arrived at this point
  • Contemporary motivations that led to the creation of the modern concept of food security
  • The many different sectors related to food security, including agriculture, environment, and policy
  • The goals that society has set regarding food security, the means by which these are to be achieved, and current thoughts on solutions

The book contains a broad set of appendices that enable focused study on critical topics presented in the text. Uniquely amalgamating all the disparate elements of food security into one volume, it sets the record straight about the origins and evolution of the phenomenon while dispelling myths along the way.

Mark Gibsonhas always taken an interest in the way food has been approached, not just locally but also in the global context. There has been an elemental desire to understand more of the social, political and economic tectonics of food culture, particularly in relation to issues of food security. After training in the culinary arts, Ma...
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Title:The Feeding Of Nations: Redefining Food Security For The 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:684 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inShipping dimensions:684 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:Crc Press LlcLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:113819851X

ISBN - 13:9781138198517

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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