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Author Loo, Clement, author
Title Food insecurity, the obesity crisis, and exploitation in the US food system / by Clement Loo, Robert A. Skipper
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan US : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xi, 93 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave series in bioethics and public policy
Palgrave series in bioethics and public policy
Note 1. Introduction -- 2. The New Face of Food Insecurity -- 3. Consent and Exploitation -- 4. Obesity and Coercion -- 5. Moving Forward
This book argues that the factors contributing to obesity as a product of food insecurity have risen largely from the exploitation of vulnerable communities. In the past, food insecurity has been understood as primarily a matter of famine, hunger, and undernutrition. Such an understanding is no longer accurate: food insecurity is now also associated with obesity, the rates of which have increased dramatically in the past thirty years, particularly among lower-income communities and communities of color. This is likely the result of changes in the food system, including the reduction of access to fresh produce. Governments and intergovernmental bodies are therefore justified in more vigorously and directly intervening in the food system to ensure that communities have access to foods that contribute to better public health outcomes
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Food supply -- Government policy -- United States
Food supply -- United States
Public health -- United States
Obesity -- United States
Political Science and International Relations
Public Policy
Quality of Life Research
Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
Social Policy
Alt Author Skipper, Robert A., author
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