The World of Soy


Author: N.A
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971694135
Category: Food habits
Page: 337
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The Story of Soy


Author: Christine M. Du Bois
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780239653
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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The humble soybean is the world’s most widely grown and most traded oilseed. And though found in everything from veggie burgers to cosmetics, breakfast cereals to plastics, soy is also a poorly understood crop often viewed in extreme terms—either as a superfood or a deadly poison. In this illuminating book, Christine M. Du Bois reveals soy’s hugely significant role in human history as she traces the story of soy from its domestication in ancient Asia to the promise and peril ascribed to it in the twenty-first century. Traveling across the globe and through millennia, The Story of Soy includes a cast of fascinating characters as vast as the soy fields themselves—entities who’ve applauded, experimented with, or despised soy. From Neolithic villagers to Buddhist missionaries, European colonialists, Japanese soldiers, and Nazi strategists; from George Washington Carver to Henry Ford, Monsanto, and Greenpeace; from landless peasants to petroleum refiners, Du Bois explores soy subjects as diverse as its impact on international conflicts, its role in large-scale meat production and disaster relief, its troubling ecological impacts, and the nutritional controversies swirling around soy today. She also describes its genetic modification, the scandals and pirates involved in the international trade in soybeans, and the potential of soy as an intriguing renewable fuel. Featuring compelling historical and contemporary photographs, The Story of Soy is a potent reminder never to underestimate the importance of even the most unprepossesing sprout.

Sweetness and Power

The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666641
Category: History
Page: 320
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A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with is use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times. "Like sugar, Mintz is persuasive, and his detailed history is a real treat." -San Francisco Chronicle

The Whole Soy Cookbook

175 Delicious, Nutritious, Easy-to-prepare Recipes Featuring Tofu, Tempeh, and Various Forms of Nature's Healthiest Bean
Author: Patricia Greenberg,Helen Newton Hartung
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0517888130
Category: Cooking
Page: 221
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Features recipes for appetizers, main dishes, and desserts using soy products

Soybeans

Chemistry, Production, Processing, and Utilization
Author: Lawrence A. Johnson,Pamela J. White,Richard Galloway
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128043520
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 850
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This comprehensive new soybean reference book disseminates key soybean information to “drive success for soybeans via 23 concise chapters covering all aspects of soybeans--from genetics, breeding and quality to post-harvest management, marketing and utilization (food and energy applications), U.S. domestic versus foreign practices and production methods. The most complete and authoritative book on soybeans Features internationally recognized authors in the 21-chapter book Offers sufficient depth to meet the needs of experts in the subject matter, as well as individuals with basic knowledge of the topic

Soy Sauce for Beginners


Author: Kirstin Chen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544114396
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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Gretchen Lin leaves behind a floundering marriage to return to her Singapore home, where she confronts the challenges of her mother's alcoholism and her father's artisanal soy sauce business before being pulled into a family controversy.

Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Soybean Production

Soybean Production
Author: Mohammad Miransari
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128017309
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 344
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Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Soybean Production: Soybean Production Volume One presents the important results of research in both field and greenhouse conditions that guide readers to effectively manage the chemical, physical, and biological factors that can put soybean production at risk. Including the latest in genetics, signaling, and biotechnology, the book identifies these types of stresses, their causes, and means of avoiding, then addresses existing stresses to provide a comprehensive overview of key production yield factors. By presenting important insights into the historical and emerging uses for soybean, the book educates readers on the factors for consideration as new uses are developed. It is an ideal complement to volume two, Environmental Stress Conditions in Soybean Production, that work together to provide valuable insights into crop protection. Presents insights for the successful production of soybean based on chemical, physical and biologic challenges Includes the latest specifics on soybean properties, growth, and production, including responses to different stresses and their alleviation methods Offers recent advancements related to the process of N fixation and rhizobium, including signaling pathways and their practical use Explores the production of rhizobium inoculums at large-scale levels

The Food Revolution

How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
Author: John Robbins
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609252922
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 480
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In 1987, John Robbins published Diet for a New America, which was an early version of this book, and he started the food revolution. He continues to work tirelessly to promote conscious food choices more than 20 years later. First published in 2001, The Food Revolution is still one of the most frequently cited and talked about books of the food-politics revolution. It was one of the very first books to discuss the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds, to expose the dangers inherent in our factory farming system, and to advocate a complete plant-based diet. The bok garnered endorsements by everyone from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to Julia Butterfly Hill. After ten years in print, The Food Revolution is timelier than ever—and a very compelling read. The 10th anniversary edition has an updated, new contemporary look and a new introduction by the author.

Soy, Globalization, and Environmental Politics in South America


Author: Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira,Susanna B. Hecht
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351583743
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Soy in South America constitutes one of the most spectacular booms of agro-industrial commodity production in the world. It is the pinnacle of modernist agro-industrial practices, serving as a key nexus in food–feed–fuel production that underpins the agribusiness–conservationist discourse of "land sparing" through intensification. Yet soy production is implicated in multiple problems beyond deforestation, ranging from pesticide drift and contamination to social exclusion and conflicts in frontier zones, to concentration of wealth and income among the largest landowners and corporations. This book explores in depth the complex dynamics of soy production from its diverse social settings to its transnational connections, examining the politics of commodity and knowledge production, the role of the state, and the reach of corporate power in everyday life across soy landscapes in South America. Ultimately, the collection encourages us to search and struggle for agroecological alternatives through which we may overcome the pitfalls of this massive transnational capitalist agro-industry. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Peasant Studies.

The Super Soybean


Author: Raymond Bial
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497692547
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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If there is any such thing as a “super” plant, that plant is the soybean. Used for an amazing variety of things—plastics, fuel, soap, and medicine—soybeans are also a healthy food source for animals and people.

Magic Bean

The Rise of Soy in America
Author: Matthew Roth
Publisher: Culture America (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9780700626335
Category: History
Page: 344
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Magic Bean traces the paths by which the soybean--as a crop, food, and idea--made its way into American farming, bodies, and culture over the course of the twentieth century. Along the way, it shows that its coming was by no means predictable, even as its consequences have been important.

The Restaurants Book

Ethnographies of Where We Eat
Author: David Beriss,David Sutton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1845207556
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Is the restaurant an ideal total social phenomenon for the contemporary world? Restaurants are key sites for practices of social distinction, where chefs struggle for recognition as stars and patrons insist on seeing and being seen. This text brings together anthropological insights into these postmodern places.

Practical Handbook of Soybean Processing and Utilization


Author: D. R. Erickson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128045515
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 130
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This book is a single source of information on all aspects of soybean processing and utilization written by experts from around the globe. Written in an easy-to-read format, this title covers a wide range of topics including the physical and chemical characteristics of soybeans and soybean products; harvest and storage considerations; byproduct utilization; soy foods; and nutritional aspects of soybean oil and protein. Compares soybeans to other vegetable oils as a source of edible oil products Presents a wide range of topics including chemistry, production, food use, byproduct use, and nutritional aspects Offers practical information ideal for soybean oil plant managers

Environmental Stresses in Soybean Production

Soybean Production
Author: Mohammad Miransari
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128017287
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 322
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Environmental Stress Conditions in Soybean Production: Soybean Production, Volume Two, examines the impact of conditions on final crop yield and identifies core issues and methods to address concerns. As climate and soil quality changes and issues continue to manifest around the world, methods of ensuring sustainable crop production is imperative. The care and treatment of the soil nutrients, how water availability and temperature interact with both soil and plant, and what new means of crop protection are being developed make this an important resource for those focusing on this versatile crop. The book is a complement to volume one, Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Soybean Production, providing further insights into crop protection. Presents insights for addressing specific environmental stress conditions in soybean production, including soil, atmospheric, and other contributing factors Facilitates translational methods based on stress factors from around the world Examines the future of soybean production challenges, including those posed by climate change Complements volume one, Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Soybean Production, providing further insights into crop protection

Sustainable Protein Sources


Author: Sudarshan Nadathur,Janitha P. D. Dr. Wanasundara,Laurie Scanlin
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128027762
Category: Science
Page: 456
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Protein plays a critical role in human nutrition. Although animal-derived proteins constitute the majority of the protein we consume, plant-derived proteins can satisfy the same requirement with less environmental impact. Sustainable Protein Sources allows readers to understand how alternative proteins such as plant, fungal, algal, and insect protein can take the place of more costly and less efficient animal-based sources. Sustainable Protein Sources presents the various benefits of plant and alternative protein consumption, including those that benefit the environment, population, and consumer trends. The book presents chapter-by-chapter coverage of protein from various sources, including cereals and legumes, oilseeds, pseudocereals, fungi, algae, and insects. It assesses the nutrition, uses, functions, benefits, and challenges of each of these proteins. The book also explores opportunities to improve utilization and addresses everything from ways in which to increase consumer acceptability, to methods of improving the taste of products containing these proteins, to the ways in which policies can affect the use of plant-derived proteins. In addition, the book delves into food security and political issues which affect the type of crops that are cultivated and the sources of food proteins. The book concludes with required consumer choices such as dietary changes and future research ideas that necessitate vigorous debate for a sustainable planet. Introduces the need to shift current animal-derived protein sources to those that are more plant-based Presents a valuable compendium on plant and alternate protein sources covering land, water, and energy uses for each type of protein source Discusses nutritive values of each protein source and compares each alternate protein to more complete proteins Provides an overview of production, including processing, protein isolation, use cases, and functionality Presents solutions to challenges, along with taste modulation Focuses on non-animal derived proteins Identifies paths and choices that require consumer and policymaker debate and action

Salt

A World History
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 030736979X
Category: History
Page: 496
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From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes. Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordingly, it was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history. Even today, salt is a major industry. Canada, Kurlansky tells us, is the world’s sixth largest salt producer, with salt works in Ontario playing a major role in satisfying the Americans’ insatiable demand. As he did in his highly acclaimed Cod, Mark Kurlansky once again illuminates the big picture by focusing on one seemingly modest detail. In the process, the world is revealed as never before. From the Hardcover edition.

The Skinny on Soy


Author: Marie Oser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781940184357
Category:
Page: 210
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Soy. Mention its benefits in polite company and brace yourself for a barrage of questions and accusations directed at soy and all the products made from it. The last decade has seen a mountain of anti-soy rhetoric along with allegations, rumours and confusion.Soy in fact has a venerable history spanning fifty centuries of Asian culture, and has been the subject of seventy years of western scientific research. 'The Skinny on Soy' speaks with top experts in the field to shed light on the issues and sort out the misinformation from the common sense.This much-needed book gives the facts about soy -- its safety, its history and its benefits -- based on peer-reviewed research. It is for any health-conscious consumer who wants to eat less meat but has been discouraged from eating soy for all the wrong reasons.

American Chinatown

A People's History of Five Neighborhoods
Author: Bonnie Tsui
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416558365
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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CHINATOWN, U.S.A.: a state of mind, a world within a world, a neighborhood that exists in more cities than you might imagine. Every day, Americans find "something different" in Chinatown's narrow lanes and overflowing markets, tasting exotic delicacies from a world apart or bartering for a trinket on the street -- all without ever leaving the country. It's a place that's foreign yet familiar, by now quite well known on the Western cultural radar, but splitting the difference still gives many visitors to Chinatown the sense, above all, that things are not what they seem -- something everyone in popular culture, from Charlie Chan to Jack Nicholson, has been telling us for decades. And it's true that few visitors realize just how much goes on beneath the surface of this vibrant microcosm, a place with its own deeply felt history and stories of national cultural significance. But Chinatown is not a place that needs solving; it's a place that needs a more specific telling. In American Chinatown, acclaimed travel writer Bonnie Tsui takes an affectionate and attentive look at the neighborhood that has bewitched her since childhood, when she eagerly awaited her grandfather's return from the fortune-cookie factory. Tsui visits the country's four most famous Chinatowns -- San Francisco (the oldest), New York (the biggest), Los Angeles (the film icon), Honolulu (the crossroads) -- and makes her final, fascinating stop in Las Vegas (the newest; this Chinatown began as a mall); in her explorations, she focuses on the remarkable experiences of ordinary people, everyone from first-to fifth-generation Chinese Americans. American Chinatown breaks down the enigma of Chinatown by offering narrative glimpses: intriguing characters who reveal the realities and the unexpected details of Chinatown life that American audiences haven't heard. There are beauty queens, celebrity chefs, immigrant garment workers; there are high school kids who are changing inner-city life in San Francisco, Chinese extras who played key roles in 1940s Hollywood, new arrivals who go straight to dealer school in Las Vegas hoping to find their fortunes in their own vision of "gold mountain." Tsui's investigations run everywhere, from mom-and-pop fortune-cookie factories to the mall, leaving no stone unturned. By interweaving her personal impressions with the experiences of those living in these unique communities, Tsui beautifully captures their vivid stories, giving readers a deeper look into what "Chinatown" means to its inhabitants, what each community takes on from its American home, and what their experience means to America at large. For anyone who has ever wandered through Chinatown and wondered what it was all about, and for Americans wanting to understand the changing face of their own country, American Chinatown is an all-access pass.

Veganist

Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Kathy Freston
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459617126
Category:
Page: 340
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Promotes weight loss, healthy eating, and conscious consumerism through veganism, arguing that a meat and dairy-free lifestyle helps one lose weight, live longer, and is better for the economy and the environment.