Food: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Food: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Rating : 4.74 (883 Votes)
Asin : 0199661081
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
Publish Date : 2018-02-19
Language : English


Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. In turn he considers aspects of diet, nutrition, and health, and the disparity between malnutrition in some places and overconsumption in others. By looking at the four great transitions in human food - cooking, agriculture, processing, and preservation - he considers a variety of questions, including why people like some kinds of foods and not others; how your senses contribute to flavor; the role of genetics in our likes and dislikes; and the differences in learning and culture around the world. Finally, he considers some of the big issues - the obesity crisis, sustainable agriculture, the role of new technologies such as genetic modification of crops, and ends by posing the question: how will it be possible to feed a population of 9 billion in 2050, without destroying our natural environment?About the Series:Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam

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John Krebs, Principal, Jesus College, OxfordProfessor Lord John Krebs is the Principal of Jesus College Oxford. He is an independent cross bencher in the House of Lords, where he chairs the Science and Technology Select Committee. He has held positions at the University of British Columbia, University of Wales Bangor and Oxford