The Fight Over Food

In this book, leading scholars and scholar-activists provide case studies that illuminate the complexities and contradictions that surround the emergence of a &“new day&” in agriculture.

Author: Wynne Wright

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271045863

Category: Social Science

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&“One problem with the food system is that price is the bottom line rather than having the bottom line be land stewardship, an appreciation for the environmental and social value of small-scale family farms, or for organically grown produce.&” &—Interview with farmer in Skagit County, Washington For much of the later twentieth century, food has been abundant and convenient for most residents of advanced industrial societies. The luxury of taking the safety and dependability of food for granted pushed it to the back burner in the consciousness of many. Increasingly, however, this once taken-for-granted food system is coming under question on issues such as the humane treatment of animals, genetically engineered foods, and social and environmental justice. Many consumers are no longer content with buying into the mainstream, commodity-driven food market on which they once depended. Resistance has emerged in diverse forms, from protests at the opening of McDonald&’s restaurants worldwide to ever-greater interest in alternatives, such as CSAs (community-supported agriculture), fair trade, and organic foods. The food system is increasingly becoming an arena of struggle that reflects larger changes in societal values and norms, as expectations are moving beyond the desire for affordable, convenient foods to a need for healthy and environmentally sound alternatives. In this book, leading scholars and scholar-activists provide case studies that illuminate the complexities and contradictions that surround the emergence of a &“new day&” in agriculture. The essays found in The Fight Over Food analyze and evaluate both the theoretical and historical contexts of the agrifood system and the ways in which trends of individual action and collective activity have led to an &“accumulation of resistance&” that greatly affects the mainstream market of food production. The overarching theme that integrates the case studies is the idea of human agency and the ways in which people purposefully and creatively generate new forms of action or resistance to facilitate social changes within the structure of predominant cultural norms. Together these studies examine whether these combined efforts will have the strength to create significant and enduring transformations in the food system.
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Food Fight

This book provides much of the necessary ammunition to win this fight.” --David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., former Surgeon General, Director of the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine “Provides a compelling approach ...

Author: Kelly Brownell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071435670

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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Advance Praise for Food Fight “Food Fight is a blueprint for the nation taking action on the obesity crisis. In his analysis, Brownell is balanced but bold, courageous and creative. A public health landmark.” --David A. Kessler, M.D., Dean, Yale School of Medicine, Former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration “We are indeed involved in a food fight. It is a fight for the health of America---especially our children. This book provides much of the necessary ammunition to win this fight.” --David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., former Surgeon General, Director of the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine “Provides a compelling approach to reverse the obesity epidemic now gripping our nation. Anyone concerned about this crisis, and that should include all Americans, will find this book enlightening.” --Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health “Food Fight is a very informative, provocative, and well-written account of the role of food in the growing public health problem of obesity. I highly recommend it.” --Steven N. Blair, P.E.D., President and CEO, the Cooper Institute “Food Fight rings the alarm to enlist Americans in an effort to protect children from the ‘toxic environment’ that is leading to skyrocketing rates of obesity and other health problems.” --Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest “Kelly Brownell and colleagues were among the first to sound the alarm, that an increasingly "toxic environment" puts everyone, and especially children, at risk for obesity. Food Fight enters the front lines in the battle between public health and private profit.” --David S. Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Obesity Program, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School How America is eating itself into a national health crisis and what we can do about it In Food Fight, one of the world's best-known and most respected experts on nutrition, obesity, and eating disorders delivers the sobering message that America is quickly succumbing to a "toxic" food environment guaranteed to produce obesity, disability, and death. Dr. Kelly D. Brownell goes beyond the bestselling Fast Food Nation to explore the roots of the obesity epidemic and the enormous toll it is taking on the nation's health, vitality, and productivity. And he offers an unflinching assessment of a culture that feeds its pets better than its children, that targets the poor and children as a market for high-calorie, low-nutrition junk food and manipulates children into poor eating habits with toy giveaways and in-school promotions. But Food Fight isn't all bad news. It is also an inspiring call to action from one of the nation's most effective public health advocates. Dr. Brownell suggests bold public policy initiatives for stemming the rising tide of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, such as imposing taxes on junk food and using the proceeds to make healthy foods more affordable and available. He describes steps individuals can take to help safeguard their and their families' health, including pressuring schools to remove junk food vending machines. And he offers a workable plan for improving individual and family eating and exercise habits.
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Food Fight

Discusses the Farm Bill; explores the connection to obesity; and offers twenty-five ideas, including aligning the bill with dietary guidelines, affordable healthy foods for everyone, and new farmer programs.

Author: Dan Imhoff

Publisher:

ISBN: 0970950071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 215

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Discusses the Farm Bill; explores the connection to obesity; and offers twenty-five ideas, including aligning the bill with dietary guidelines, affordable healthy foods for everyone, and new farmer programs.
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Food Fight

Trying to clear their mother's name, Devin, Nadia, and their friend Simon stumble upon shady characters, corporate conspiracy, and a plot to take over the nation's food supply. Food, nutrition, genetically modified food, agriculture

Author: Liam O'Donnell

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781554690671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Trying to clear their mother's name, Devin, Nadia, and their friend Simon stumble upon shady characters, corporate conspiracy, and a plot to take over the nation's food supply.
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No More Food Fights Growing a Productive Farm and Food Conversation

In an effort to break stereotypes, one side of this book describes farmers who don't wear overalls but who do use technology in producing food and preserving the environment, dairy farmers who work on "cow comfort," and how hard farmers ...

Author: Michele Payn-Knoper

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457517221

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 172

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Food fights might seem entertaining, but there's nothing funny about the fight staking place over food production. Resource limitations, animal welfare, and biotechnology are just a few issues cropping up to create confusion in the grocery store. Ultimately, both farmers and food buyers are making a personal choice, and author Michele Payn-Knoper calls for decorum instead of mayhem in the conversation around farm and food. In an effort to break stereotypes, one side of this book describes farmers who don't wear overalls but who do use technology in producing food and preserving the environment, dairy farmers who work on "cow comfort," and how hard farmers work on sustainability. On the other side, the book reminds farmers that only a tiny percentage of the population lives on a farm and urges farmers to tell their stories through social media and everyday conversation to correct mistaken beliefs about food production perpetuated by traditional media. The book's very design lends itself to exploring both sides of the issue. One side of No More Food Fights!is aimed at those who primarily consume food-chefs, health care professionals, foodies, dietitians, and retailers. Flipping the book reveals the other side, which is geared toward those who produce food-farmers, agricultural businesses, and ranchers. Throughout the book, the author intersperses personal stories from farmers, foods cientists, dietitians, and ranchers. She naturally guides readers from both sides to"reach across the plate" to honestly explore food concerns and the critical connection from farm gate to food plate. Bring peace to your plate-and your next trip to the grocery store-with No More Food Fights!as your guide.
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Food Fight

"This book is a fiery critique on cultural appropriation rampant in today's culinary marketplace"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Paloma Martinez-Cruz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780816536061

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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"This book is a fiery critique on cultural appropriation rampant in today's culinary marketplace"--Provided by publisher.
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Food Fight

Take mealtimes back! Are you tired of questioning your own parenting techniques? Exhausted from being a short-order cook? Sick of feeding fast foods just to get your child to eat, and at your wit's end over disruptive family dinners?

Author: Chef Gigi Gaggero

Publisher:

ISBN: 1633936627

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 298

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Take mealtimes back! Are you tired of questioning your own parenting techniques? Exhausted from being a short-order cook? Sick of feeding fast foods just to get your child to eat, and at your wit's end over disruptive family dinners?
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The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

Details strategies and practical approaches designed to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in a new era where technological change, markets, patterns of governance, and social programs have an increasingly global dimension.

Author: David E. Sahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198733201

Category: Food industry and trade

Page: 384

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Advances in science and policy during the past 50 years have prevented the predicted widespread food shortages as the world's population soared. Malnutrition, however, remains prevalent. This book details strategies and practical approaches to scientific and policy challenges for alleviating hunger and malnutrition in an era where technological change, markets, patterns of governance, and social programs have an increasingly global dimension. The contours ofagricultural, food, and nutrition policy have been redrawn by a range of factors, including the unfettered reach of multinational corporations, emerging technologies such as genetically modified foods, andthe new competition between the food and energy sectors for agricultural output. More emphasis on evidence-based policymaking is raising the standard of proof for evaluating the impact of social programs and targeted interventions. Overlaying all these challenges are domestic and international political and social constraints that need to be addressed when trying to translate scientific knowledge and information into practice.
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Fighting with Food

Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa G. F. Huon, L. B. Brown. A FIGHT WITH FOOD The
Oxford English Dictionary tells us that in the seventeenth century the word ' diet '
referred to a ' way of living or thinking ' , and not just to a ' way of feeding ' .

Author: G. F. Huon

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868400513

Category: Medical

Page: 123

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Food Fight

Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye.

Author: Mckay Jenkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698409835

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Are GMOs really that bad? A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us. In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are “GMO-free,” and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers. Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. He interviewed dozens of people on all sides of the debate—scientists hoping to engineer new crops that could provide nutrients to people in the developing world, Hawaiian papaya farmers who credit GMOs with saving their livelihoods, and local farmers in Maryland who are redefining what it means to be “sustainable.” The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Fight for the Right to Food

This book documents and analyzes the experiences of the UN's first Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

Author: J. Ziegler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230299337

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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This book documents and analyzes the experiences of the UN's first Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. It highlights the conceptual advances in the legal understanding of the right to food in international human rights law, as well as analyzes key practical challenges through experiences in 11 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Jojo and the Food Fight

With quirky illustrations, this hilarious book makes for a fresh, charming introduction to conflict resolution, sharing, and empathy.

Author: Didier Levy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1643109464

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When a food fight frenzy erupts in the jungle, a little elephant named Jojo hatches a silly plan to help all the angry animals become friends again. With quirky illustrations, this hilarious book makes for a fresh, charming introduction to conflict resolution, sharing, and empathy.
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Food Fight

• Third book in a humanitarian trilogy that includes Where Mercy Fails: Darfur’s Struggle to Survive and Rubble Nation: Haiti’s Pain, Haiti’s Promise • Combines dramatic photojournalism and compelling narrative to give a voice and ...

Author: Chris Herlinger

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596272668

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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• Third book in a humanitarian trilogy that includes Where Mercy Fails: Darfur’s Struggle to Survive and Rubble Nation: Haiti’s Pain, Haiti’s Promise • Combines dramatic photojournalism and compelling narrative to give a voice and a face to the global issue of hunger • Includes authors’ interview and discussion guide for group use This dramatic work of photojournalism and powerful storytelling describes how the “battle to end hunger” is being won, bit by bit, in places like Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, through the compassionate work of grass-roots communities of faith involved in anti-hunger efforts. For individuals, study groups, and participants in local and nation-wide anti-hunger programs.
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Winning the Food Fight

Readers will encounter the stories of real people who have made the connection between spiritual wellness and physical health, and be inspired to begin their own journey toward God-honoring transformation using Pastor Steve’s practical, ...

Author: Steve Willis

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830761227

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver brought his mini-series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, to Huntington, West Virginia, “the fattest city in America.” But long before the small town was on the chef’s radar, one pastor had already begun to pray for Huntington’s spiritual and physical transformation. Winning the Food Fight is pastor Steve Willis’ insider look at the divine timing of Jamie Oliver’s visit and a backstage pass to the events that are changing the heart and health of an all- American city. Readers will encounter the stories of real people who have made the connection between spiritual wellness and physical health, and be inspired to begin their own journey toward God-honoring transformation using Pastor Steve’s practical, biblical plan.
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Food Fight

When Chad the dog begins having scary dreams, fourth-grade genius Mal creates a dream portal to defeat Chad's beast, but the portal malfunctions and the monster follows Mal out into reality.

Author: Stephen McCranie

Publisher: Philomel Books

ISBN: 1451746202

Category: Children's stories

Page: 217

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When Chad the dog begins having scary dreams, fourth-grade genius Mal creates a dream portal to defeat Chad's beast, but the portal malfunctions and the monster follows Mal out into reality.
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Food Fight Fiesta

The cannon is fired, and it's time to stop for the day, clean up, and go to bed, to dream of all of the fun next year. A silly, sensory celebration of tradition and gold old-fashioned food fight fun, Food Fight Fiesta! is sure to delight.

Author: Tracey Kyle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510732162

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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"Off to the hills of España we go. Grab a tomato . . . get ready . . . now THROW!" Every year, the town of Buñol in Spain holds La Tomatina, a grand fiesta featuring the world's BIGGEST food fight! Join in the fun! Afer putting on goggles and grabbing some squishy tomates, it's time to toss fruit like there's no tomorrow. "WHOOSH! Tomatoes are filling the air!" "SPLAT! Tomatoes are stuck in my hair!" Soon, the entire town is flowing in crimson. Juice flows down ears, drips off noses, runs down ankles, and spreads through toes. And the tomatoes are still flying until . . . BOOM! The cannon is fired, and it's time to stop for the day, clean up, and go to bed, to dream of all of the fun next year. A silly, sensory celebration of tradition and gold old-fashioned food fight fun, Food Fight Fiesta! is sure to delight.
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Food Fight

Numerous poets, including Lee Bennett Hopkins, Douglas Florian, and Jane Yolen, write poetry about their favorite foods to help fight against hunger.

Author: Michael J. Rosen

Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books

ISBN: 0152010653

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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Numerous poets, including Lee Bennett Hopkins, Douglas Florian, and Jane Yolen, write poetry about their favorite foods to help fight against hunger.
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The Great Thanksgiving Food Fight

From the gallant duo who brought you two exciting Cap'n McNasty books comes the third installment of the series. Wonderful, wacky rhymes and wild illustrations will leave parents and children hungry for more.

Author: Michael G. Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1455622850

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Cap'n McNasty recounts the time when he and the pirate crew of the Knotty List, hungry after a successful raid, land near Plymouth Rock and engage in a battle over a Thanksgiving Day feast.
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Food Fight

This book studies the contentious history of the American lunch, and explains how divergent forces, from food processors and advertisers to social workers, doctors, government representatives and mothers, have carved out overlapping ...

Author: Julie L. Lautenschlager

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015066805725

Category: Education

Page: 246

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"This book studies the contentious history of the American lunch, and explains how divergent forces have carved out overlapping territories in the contest to influence America's eating habits. Early chapters explore the shift from agrarianism to industrialization and the pursuant lunch revolution, and cover early reform efforts to improve lunch in schools and workplaces"--Provided by publisher.
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