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Agribusiness, Food Companies, Supermarkets, and Fast Food

Agribusiness, Food Companies, Supermarkets, and Fast Food  

Robert Paarlberg

in Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
Oct 2023
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197743768.003.0011
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The farms that produce food are now just one small part of our modern agri-food system. Large agribusiness companies supply machinery and chemicals to ... More
Agriculture and the Environment

Agriculture and the Environment  

Robert Paarlberg

in Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
Oct 2023
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197743768.003.0009
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Farming activities tend to damage the natural environment in different ways in rich versus poor countries. In poor countries, farmers often ... More
Alcohol and HealthCheers!?

Alcohol and Health: Cheers!?  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0019
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How is alcohol handled in the body? Alcohol is among the only drugs consumed regularly in the diet other than caffeine. It is water-soluble and distributed into all tissues and ... More
Amazonia’s Uncertain Future

Amazonia’s Uncertain Future  

Mark J. Plotkin

in The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190668297.003.0007
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I have already outlined a number of threats to Amazonia like cattle ranching, mining, and climate change, but what follows are some of the most urgent—​and ominous—​risks and challenges ... More
Amazonian Biota

Amazonian Biota  

Mark J. Plotkin

in The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190668297.003.0004
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Plants What is ayahuasca? From Argentina to Australia, from Israel to Istanbul, a once-​obscure Amazonian liana, admixed with a few other plants, is now celebrated—​and ... More
The Antarctic Treaty of 1959

The Antarctic Treaty of 1959  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0007
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Why were the Russians and other claimants suddenly prepared in the late 1950s to reach agreement on the governance of Antarctica? The onset of the Cold War and the arrival of ... More
Arctic Homelands

Arctic Homelands  

Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall

in The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190649814.003.0003
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The Arctic, if defined by land and sea (and ice) lying north of the Arctic Circle, is home to 4 million people. The majority of residents are found in the Russian North, and overwhelmingly ... More
A Brief History of NutritionScientific Discoveries and Applications

A Brief History of Nutrition: Scientific Discoveries and Applications  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0009
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How do we know what we know about food and health? We eat every day, and we know how food makes us feel. Perhaps because of this, many overlook that nutrition is a discipline ... More
Commercial Activity in Postwar Antarctica

Commercial Activity in Postwar Antarctica  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0006
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Why did postwar whaling peter out so quickly? The lack of Antarctic whaling activity during World War II allowed whale stocks to begin recovering. But it didn’t take long for ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Mark J. Plotkin

in The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190668297.003.0008
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How can Amazonia be saved? Protected areas form the backbone of rainforest conservation. Amazonia is home to several colossal national parks: both Chiribiquete in Colombia and ... More
Contemporary Food Production, Buzzwords, and Pop NutritionFact or Fiction?

Contemporary Food Production, Buzzwords, and Pop Nutrition: Fact or Fiction?  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0006
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What are “processed” foods, and how do they fit into a healthy diet? Food processing transforms raw agricultural crops into food products. For many, “processed foods” carries a ... More
Creating a Colorful PlateVegetables and Fruits

Creating a Colorful Plate: Vegetables and Fruits  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0013
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How do vegetables differ nutritionally? Botanically, vegetables are the edible parts of plants and, thus, technically include fruits (the seed-containing, mature ovary). ... More
Diets and Food Environments TodayWhy We Eat the Way We Do

Diets and Food Environments Today: Why We Eat the Way We Do  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0007
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What are the influencers and major drivers of eating behavior and food choices in today’s world? For millions of years during the course of evolution, the human diet was driven ... More
First Contact

First Contact  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0001
Format: 
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How did Antarctica become the desolate, ice-cloaked continent we know today? Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was part of a much bigger continent. Dubbed “Gondwana” or ... More
Food Production and Population Growth

Food Production and Population Growth  

Robert Paarlberg

in Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
Oct 2023
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197743768.003.0002
Format: 
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Ever since a famous essay written by Thomas Malthus more than two centuries ago, it has been popular to view the earth’s limited cropland area, in ... More
Food Safety and Genetically Engineered Foods

Food Safety and Genetically Engineered Foods  

Robert Paarlberg

in Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
Oct 2023
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197743768.003.0013
Format: 
chapter
In today’s rich countries, private farms and food companies have developed strong protections against the introduction of toxic or microbial ... More
The Foundation of NutritionCarbohydrate, Fat, and Protein

The Foundation of Nutrition: Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0011
Format: 
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What are the different kinds of carbohydrates we eat? Carbohydrates are so named because of their chemical composition, which includes carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Globally, the ... More
Framing Today’s Food and Nutrition Issues

Framing Today’s Food and Nutrition Issues  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0002
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What’s this book about? The Oxford Living Dictionary defines “food” as “a nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life ... More
From Colonization to Cooperation

From Colonization to Cooperation  

Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall

in The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190649814.003.0004
Format: 
chapter
The Arctic has undergone profound human and natural change over millennia. When we record that the Arctic is home to some 4 million people, it is a mere fraction of a world population ... More
The Future of Antarctica

The Future of Antarctica  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0009
Format: 
chapter
What agreements are in place for the protection of Antarctic marine life? There are three agreements that are designed to protect marine life in the seas around Antarctica. The ... More

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