128 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs, maps
Now completely updated, this award-winning atlas maps every link of the food chain, from farming, production and retail to the food on our plates. It also investigates how, in an era of new technologies, globalized food trade and even plentiful supply, millions remain hungry.
Topics include: prices and shortages * malnutrition * dietary changes and increasing obesity * climate change impacts * industrial farming * live animal trade * GM crops * fertilizers and pesticides * organic farming * land rights * trade justice * fast food and additives.
* 'This Atlas is a generous gift to the world community of people who care about food in any of its dimensions. We owe it a great round of applause' Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics * 'An extraordinarily clear basis for understanding the underlying issues, this vital study clearly shows how threatened the security of the food supply chain has become in a globally interconnected world' Ecologist * 'A remarkable book that reveals with devastating clarity the bizarre way the world feeds itself' The Food Programme, BBC Radio 4 * 'Impressive and far-ranging... extremely useful' Financial Times * 'A unique and easily accessible insight into the way our world food system works. This splendid presentation of deeply worrying data and trends should be a wake-up call' Times Higher Education Supplement
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