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Food Security
  • Authored by: Kathy Wilson Peacock; Foreword by Mary K. Hendrickson
  • From the Series: Global Issues
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816082030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8203-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 338
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 360

Summary

Throughout the world, countries are battling soaring food prices, food-borne illnesses, food shortages and undernourishment, and the detrimental effects of certain farming and manufacturing practices on health, nutrition, and the environment. Even in the United States—which historically has had an abundant food supply—more and more people are suffering from food insecurity, especially with the onset of the global financial crisis. Recent advances in agriculture and distribution have positively affected many regions of the world, but there has yet to be an outright and satisfactory solution to this ongoing crisis.

Food Security examines the three pillars of this timely topic—availability, access, and nutrition. This brand-new resource analyzes the current and past efforts of private and governmental groups to combat food insecurity, and detailed case studies of food security issues in the United States, Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, and Yemen are also provided.

Specifications

Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Tables and graphs.

About the Author(s)

Kathy Wilson Peacock is a professional writer and editor. She is the author of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development and Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, both in Facts On File's Global Issues series. She has also contributed articles to Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, Gale's Literature Community Newsletter, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Contemporary Authors Online. Her articles have appeared in Publishers Weekly; Salon; and Brain, Child magazine.

Foreword author Mary K. Hendrickson is director of Food Circles Networking Project, a program of the University of Missouri Extension. She received a Ph.D. in rural sociology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Hendrickson also serves as associate director of Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Program.

Reviews and Awards

"Students and general readers will find the language lucid and inviting...recommend[ed] for high-school, public, and undergraduate academic libraries."


Booklist

"...an excellent overview on getting started in research on food security topics...a good starting point for undergraduates beginning research in this area. Recommended."


Choice

"Highly recommended for high school and academic libraries."


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