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Metals in the Environment as Risk Factors for Infectious Diseases: Gaps and Opportunities

M. Leigh Ackland, Julia Bornhorst, George V. Dedoussis, Rodney R. Dietert, Jerome O. Nriagu, Jozef M. Pacyna, and John M. Pettifor

in Trace Metals and Infectious Diseases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029193
eISBN:
9780262327619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029193.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

By reducing immune function, trace metal deficiencies may substantially contribute to the global burden of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria. Human activities may be contributing to trace metal ... More


Introduction

Alan F. Wilt

in Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before the Second World War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208716
eISBN:
9780191717024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208716.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter describes the book's aim to attempt to recognize food and agriculture as significant factors in Britain during the 1930s, not as elements standing apart from identified ... More


Food processing

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622334
eISBN:
9780191723643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a brief explanation of meaning of food processing. It then discusses various food processing methods which include drying, milling, fermenting and souring, germinating and ... More


Substituting Meat

Jenny Leigh Smith

in Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300200690
eISBN:
9780300210316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200690.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The production of milk and pork was both a problem and an opportunity for the Soviet Union. The rebirth in the production of these products is best represented in the introduction of tushonka, a pork ... More


Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Gyorgy Scrinis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Popularized by Michael Pollan in his best-selling In Defense of Food, this book's concept of nutritionism refers to the reductive understanding of nutrients as the key indicators of healthy food—an ... More


Food Safety

Sheila A. Smith

in Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167888
eISBN:
9780231538022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167888.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the tensions that have developed between Japan and China as a result of economic interdependence between both countries, particularly in matters regarding food safety and ... More


The Politics of Organic Integrity: Reasserting Transformative Ideals from the Margins

Michael A. Haedicke

in Organizing Organic: Conflict and Compromise in an Emerging Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795906
eISBN:
9780804798730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795906.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The organic foods market’s growth has fueled the efforts of activist groups who reassert transformative understandings of organic farming. This chapter discusses how activists frame market growth and ... More


Food Selection

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter explains how beavers select their food. Direct observation of the beavers' feeding behavior shows that they consume much nonwoody vegetation that leaves little trace. Aside from trees, ... More


Panic? Or the Pantry?

Matthew Smith

in Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164849
eISBN:
9780231539197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164849.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

During the postwar period, disputes about food allergy were framed on competing ideologies, one rooted in the emerging environmental movement and concerns about processed foods and food chemicals, ... More


A Case of a Food Processing Firm: Issues of Gender and Space

Neethi P.

in Globalization Lived Locally: A Labour Geography Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199463626
eISBN:
9780199086863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463626.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies the issues of gender and space in home-based production. The experiences of a group of women workers involved in home-based work for a food processing unit in Kerala, where ... More


Productivity, dynamic stability, and species richness

John C. Moore and Peter C. De Ruiter

in Energetic Food Webs: An analysis of real and model ecosystems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198566182
eISBN:
9780191774683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566182.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter takes a look at the energetically based food web processes that can explain the observed relationship between net primary productivity and species diversity. It looks first at ... More


Agricultural Transformation in Tanzania: Linking Rural to Urban through Domestic Value Chains

Douglas Gollin and Radhika Goyal

in Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198704812
eISBN:
9780191774010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704812.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agriculture remains a key sector of the Tanzanian economy, accounting for about 30 per cent of GDP and nearly three-fourths of employment, but the sector has low measured productivity, and rates of ... More


Globalization Lived Locally: A Labour Geography Perspective

Neethi P.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199463626
eISBN:
9780199086863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463626.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book concerns the broad theme of globalization and labour, particularly female labour, and applies the ‘labour geography’ approach to examine contemporary forms of labour control, conflict, and ... More


Thank Cooking for Your Neurons

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

in The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Rapid increase in number of brain neurons in human evolution; over 9 hours of foraging required to feed a human body and brain; Richard Wrangham’s cooking hypothesis; how pre-processing food, a.k.a. ... More


North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing Economy

Michael L. Walden

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832219
eISBN:
9781469605760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888742_walden
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At a time when North Carolina's population is exploding and its economy is shifting profoundly, this book applies economics tools to chronicle these changes and to inform North Carolinians what to ... More


The Responsive Wartime State

Charles W. Romney

in Rights Delayed: The American State and the Defeat of Progressive Unions, 1935–1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190250294
eISBN:
9780190250317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250294.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During World War II, FTA Local 78 used union organizing campaigns among citrus workers in California’s Imperial and Central Valley to demand that the NLRB replace pledge cards with sworn testimony as ... More


Excursus: Professional Women

Carol Meyers

in Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199734559
eISBN:
9780199979332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734559.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on the “professional” positions—ones requiring special knowledge, skills, or both—held by Israelite women that served people beyond the household. The positions held by women ... More


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