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Alcohol: no ordinary commodity

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Beer, wine, and distilled spirits are alcohol-based commodities that are bought and sold in the marketplace. And alcohol is a drug with toxic effects and other intrinsic dangers such as intoxication ... More


International context of alcohol policy

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In recent decades the operating assumption in international agreements has been to treat alcoholic beverages as ordinary commodities like bread and milk or coffee and tea. In a world of increasing ... More


The food and beverage industry’s efforts regarding obesity prevention

Zoe Feldman, Dondeena G. Bradley, and Danielle Greenberg

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

It is well known that obesity affects populations in both developed and developing countries, with significant consequences for public health. What is less understood is the role of the food and ... More


Problems of the World Markets for Tropical Beverages

Alfred Maizels, Robert Bacon, and George Mavrotas

in COMMODITY SUPPLY MANAGEMENT BY PRODUCING COUNTRIES: A Case-Study of the Tropical Beverage Crops

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233381
eISBN:
9780191678981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233381.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

International economic policy is important in the world markets for tropical beverage crops. Since most of the producing countries are underdeveloped, changes experienced in market conditions that ... More


Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America’s diverse and complex beverage scene. It revisits the country’s major ... More


Epilogue

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter summarizes the key points of the preceding discussions. The overarching theme in American beverage history it is that change is endemic. The most significant turning point was the first: ... More


Activities of the private sector

Tara Acharya, Amy C. Fuller, George A. Mensah, and Derek Yach

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0104
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Part I of this chapter describes some of the activities that some food and beverage corporations routinely engage in as part of their ‘health and wellness’ strategies. Specific changes in food ... More


The Right of Bodily Integrity

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The common law recognized the right of an individual to refuse medical treatment, even life-sustaining medical treatment. Some state courts have incorporated the right to refuse medical treatment as ... More


Brewing Distinction: The Development of Cacao Beverages in Formative Mesoamerica

John S. Henderson and Rosemary A. Joyce

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Cacao was commonly assumed to be originally cultivated for the purpose of producing the kind of drink described in the sixteenth century by fermenting the cacao seeds, drying or toasting them, ... More


Food for Thought

Larry Cohen

in Prevention Diaries: The Practice and Pursuit of Health for All

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190623821
eISBN:
9780190623852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623821.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The United States has had a groundswell of activity that’s also been gaining momentum. This chapter discusses the first successful US campaign to adopt a city soda tax in Berkeley, California. Not ... More


Nonthoracic Cancers Possibly Resulting from Asbestos Exposure

John E. Craighead

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the 1970s and 1980s, studies of asbestos workers in both Europe and North America suggested on the basis of preliminary epidemiological evidence that cancer in several major organ systems, other ... More


The Language of Chocolate: References to Cacao on Classic Maya Drinking Vessels

David Stuart

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The importance of cacao in Classic Maya was often overlooked before the decipherment of glyphic texts seen on ceramics in 1980. The discovery of the meaning of the texts led to the conclusion that ... More


Afterword: Unfinished Business

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This afterword discusses some of the social issues that became Jack London's unfinished business because of his death. London supported the nationwide ban on alcoholic beverages, which could be ... More


Colonial Diversity

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes various types of beverages and drinking habits from the colonial period. During that time, water was America’s most commonly consumed beverage. All colonists drank water—either ... More


Cacao in the Yukatek Maya Healing Cerermonies of Don Pedro Ucán Itzá

Betty Bernice Faust and Javier Hirose López

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses and examines the symbolic uses of cacao in contemporary Yukatek Maya healing ceremonies (k'ex), as well as its uses in ritual beverages including in the uncooked, uneaten ... More


Darlene Jespersen v. Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the suit filed by Darlene Jespersen against Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., in the District Court for Nevada on July 6, 2001. In the spring of 2000, the manager of the Food ... More


You Are What You Drink: A Sociocultural Reconstruction of Pre-Hispanic Fermented Beverage Use at Cerro Baúl, Moquegua, Peru

David J. Goldstein, Robin C. Coleman Goldstein, and Patrick R. Williams

in Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033068
eISBN:
9780813038575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033068.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter deals with the use of chicha de molle at the Wari site of Cerro Baúl (ad 600–1000) in southern Peru. Through paleobotanical analysis of excavated areas, it shows how molle was used as ... More


Chanting Rivers, Fiery Tongue: Ayahuasca Shamanism and Resistance in Amazonia

Bartholomew Dean

in Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033785
eISBN:
9780813038384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033785.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses one particular response that the Urarina have developed to interpret and deal with the encroaching outside world, namely ayahuasca shamanism. It draws its ritual efficacy from ... More


The Creole Art of the Table

Myriam Arcangeli

in Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060422
eISBN:
9780813050652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060422.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Both at the sites and in the texts, tableware represented the largest sub-ensemble of objects. Sociability and hospitality were an intrinsic part of life in the colonies, and Guadeloupeans used this ... More


Price Policies as Strategies for Obesity Prevention

Kristin Voigt, Stuart G. Nicholls, and Garrath Williams

in Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199964482
eISBN:
9780199362639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964482.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Many proposals are now circulating to increase the prices of foods implicated in the rise of obesity–for example, and especially important in the context of childhood obesity, by taxing ... More


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