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Title How to feed the world / edited by Jessica Eise and Ken Foster
Imprint Washington, DC : Island Press, [2018]
©2018
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  338.19 H8305 2018    AVAILABLE  -  30500101570797
Descript 249 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) and index
Inhabitants of Earth / Brigitte S. Waldorf -- The green, blue, and gray water rainbow / Laura C. Bowling and Keith A. Cherkauer -- The land that shapes and sustains us / Otto Doering and Ann Sorensen -- Our changing climate / Jeff Dukes and Thomas W. Hertel -- The technology ticket / Uris Baldos -- Systems / Michael Gunderson, Ariana Torres, Michael Boehlje, and Rhonda Phillips -- Tangled trade / Thomas W. Hertel -- Spoiled, rotten, and left behind / Ken Foster -- Tipping the scales on health / Steven Y. Hu -- Social license to operate / Nicole J. Olynk Widmar -- The information hinge / Jessica Eise -- Achieving equal access / Gerald Shively
Provides a collection of essays that break down the crucial question of how to feed the world by tackling big issues one-by-one. Covering population, water, land, climate change, technology, food systems, trade, food waste and loss, health, social buy-in, communication, and, lastly, the ultimate challenge of achieving equal access to food, the book reveals a complex web of factors that must be addressed in order to reach global food security. This resource unites contributors from different perspectives and academic disciplines, ranging from agronomy and hydrology to agricultural economy and communication. Hailing from Germany, the Philippines, the U.S., Ecuador, and beyond, the contributors weave their own life experiences into their chapters, connecting global issues to our tangible, day-to-day existence. Across every chapter, a similar theme emerges: these are not simple problems, yet we can overcome them. Doing so will require cooperation between farmers, scientists, policy makers, consumers, and many others. The resulting collection is a wide-ranging look at the modern food system. --Adapted from publisher description
Subject Food supply
Food security
Agriculture
Alt Author Eise, Jessica, editor
Foster, Kenneth A., 1959- editor
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