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America S Food

Author : Harvey Blatt
ISBN : 9780262260459
Genre : Health & Fitness
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We don't think much about how food gets to our tables, or what had to happen to fill our supermarket's produce section with perfectly round red tomatoes and its meat counter with slabs of beautifully marbled steak. We don't realize that the meat in one fast-food hamburger may come from a thousand different cattle raised in five different countries. In fact, most of us have a fairly abstract understanding of what happens on a farm. In America's Food, Harvey Blatt gives us the specifics. He tells us, for example, that a third of the fruits and vegetables grown are discarded for purely aesthetic reasons; that the artificial fertilizers used to enrich our depleted soil contain poisonous heavy metals; that chickens who stand all day on wire in cages choose feed with pain-killing drugs over feed without them; and that the average American eats his or her body weight in food additives each year. Blatt also asks us to think about the consequences of eating food so far removed from agriculture; why unhealthy food is cheap; why there is an International Federation of Competitive Eating; what we don't want to know about how animals raised for meat live, die, and are butchered; whether people are even designed to be carnivorous; and why there is hunger when food production has increased so dramatically. America's Food describes the production of all types of food in the United States and the environmental and health problems associated with each. After taking us on a tour of the American food system -- not only the basic food groups but soil, grain farming, organic food, genetically modified food, food processing, and diet -- Blatt reminds us that we aren't powerless. Once we know the facts about food in America, we can change things by the choices we make as consumers, as voters, and as ethical human beings
Category: Health & Fitness

Globalization And Food Sovereignty

Author : Peter Andree
ISBN : 9781442696877
Genre : Political Science
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In recent years, food sovereignty has emerged as a way of contesting corporate control of agricultural markets in pursuit of a more democratic, decentralized food system. The concept unites individuals, communities, civil society organizations, and even states in opposition to globalizing food regimes. This collection examines expressions of food sovereignty ranging from the direct action tactics of La Vía Campesina in Brazil to the consumer activism of the Slow Food movement and the negotiating stances of states from the global South at WTO negotiations. With each case, the contributors explore how claiming food sovereignty allows individuals to challenge the power of global agribusiness and reject neoliberal market economics. With perspectives drawn from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Globalization and Food Sovereignty is the first comparative collection to focus on food sovereignty activism worldwide.
Category: Political Science

America S Environmental Report Card

Author : Harvey Blatt
ISBN : 9780262515917
Genre : Science
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A timely analysis of the state of America's environmental health addresses some of our most pressing environmental concerns, including air and water pollution, energy consumption, global warming, the ozone layer, climate change, and species depletion, and outlines workable and reasonable solutions that can map a course to a sustainable future.
Category: Science

World Watch

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132700100
Genre : Economic policy
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Category: Economic policy

All American Yemeni Girls

Author : Loukia K. Sarroub
ISBN : 9780812218947
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Based on more than two years of fieldwork conducted in a Yemeni community in southeastern Michigan, this unique study examines Yemeni American girls' attempts to construct and make sense of their identities as Yemenis, Muslims, Americans, daughters of immigrants, teenagers, and high school students. All American Yemeni Girls contributes substantially to our understanding of the impact of religion on students attending public schools and the intersecting roles school and religion play in the lives of Yemeni students and their families. Providing a valuable background on the history of Yemen and the migration of Yemeni people to the United States, this is an eye-opening account of a group of people we hear about every day but about whom we know very little. Through a series of intensive interviews and field observations, Loukia K. Sarroub discovered that the young Muslim women shared moments of optimism and desperation and struggled to reconcile the America they experienced at school with the Yemeni lives they knew at home. Most significant, Sarroub found that they often perceived themselves as failing at being both American and Yemeni. Offering a distinctive analysis of the ways ethnicity, culture, gender, and socioeconomic status complicate lives, Sarroub examines how these students view their roles within American and Yemeni societies, between institutions such as the school and the family, between ethnic and Islamic visions of success in the United States. Sarroub argues that public schools serve as a site of liberation and reservoir of contested hope for students and teachers questioning competing religious and cultural pressures. The final chapter offers a rich and important discussion of how conditions in the United States encourage the rise of extremism and allow it to flourish, raising pressing questions about the role of public education in the post-September 11 world. All American Yemeni Girls offers a fine-grained and compelling portrait of these young Muslim women and their endeavors to succeed in American society, and it brings us closer to understanding an oft-cited but little researched population.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Man Who Changed The Way We Eat

Author : Thomas McNamee
ISBN : 9781439191507
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing on personal records and interviews with forefront names in the culinary industry, a vivid account of the influential food critic's life and career includes coverage of his tutelage in the bistros of Paris, his legendary dinner parties and his international travels. By the author of Alice Waters and the Chez Panisse.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

African Immigrant Religions In America

Author : Jacob Olupona
ISBN : 9780814762400
Genre : Religion
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African immigration to North America has been rapidly increasing. Yet, little has been written about this significant group of immigrants and the particular religious traditions that they are transplanting on our shores, as scholars continue largely to focus instead on immigrants from Europe and Asia. African Immigrant Religions in America focuses on new understandings and insights concerning the presence and relevance of African immigrant religious communities in the United States. It explores the profound significance of religion in the lives of immigrants and the relevance of these growing communities for U.S. social life. It describes key social and historical aspects of African immigrant religion in the U.S. and builds a conceptual framework for theory and analysis. The volume broadens our understandings of the ways in which new immigration is changing the face of Christianity in the U.S. and adds needed breadth to the study of the black church, incorporating the experiences of African immigrant religious communities in America.
Category: Religion

Americanize Your Language And Emotionalize Your Speech

Author : Rimaletta Ray, Ph. D
ISBN : 9781889057835
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Develop Responsive Skills in American English: Learn basic responsive conversational strategies to speed up the process of interaction in English in these digital times. Build up your emotional and social skills in American English. Develop Language Management Skills: Learn how to manage the language in you, and how to encode language information to better retrieve it at the right time. Develop Your Second Language Consciousness And Shape Your Second Language Personality: Learn how to boost your brainpower through conscious learning and in so doing shape your Second Language Personality. Language Management Rules: This book also demonstrates the author's commitment to provide English learners with essential language management rules on how the brain operates during language learning, and shows how a learner that focuses on developing his or her language habits and speech skills in synch with the emotional brain can develop a strong Second Language Consciousness.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Nation

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132680039
Genre : United States
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Category: United States