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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION The food commons are coming … (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781351665520 9781138062627 9781315161495 Year: Pages: 22 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book aims to open&#xD;that discussion in the belief that we can obtain for food at least some of the (though partial)&#xD;successes that we have been able to obtain with water.

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Food --- commons

Integrating Food into Urban Planning

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ISBN: 9781787353763 Year: Pages: 376 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353763 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Political Science --- Science (General) --- Environmental Sciences --- Sociology --- Nutrition and Food Sciences --- History --- Migration
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The integration of food into urban planning is a crucial and emerging topic. Urban planners, alongside the local and regional authorities that have traditionally been less engaged in food-related issues, are now asked to take a central and active part in understanding how food is produced, processed, packaged, transported, marketed, consumed, disposed of and recycled in our cities.&#xD;While there is a growing body of literature on the topic, the issue of planning cities in such a way they will increase food security and nutrition, not only for the affluent sections of society but primarily for the poor, is much less discussed, and much less informed by practices. This volume, a collaboration between the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at UCL and the Food Agricultural Organisation, aims to fill this gap by putting more than 20 city-based experiences in perspective, including studies from Toronto, New York City, Portland and Providence in North America; Milan in Europe and Cape Town in Africa; Belo Horizonte and Lima in South America; and, in Asia, Bangkok and Tokyo.&#xD;By studying and comparing cities of different sizes, from both the Global North and South, in developed and developing regions, the contributors collectively argue for the importance and circulation of global knowledge rooted in local food planning practices, programmes and policies.&#xD;

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food --- planning --- urban --- food security

Mesas luso-brasileiras: alimentação, saúde & cultura. vol. I

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Book Series: DIAITA: Scripta & Realia ISSN: 21836531 ISBN: 9789892617183 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1721-3 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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The tendency of 21st century studies about the table has been to privilege as multi and transdisciplinary approaches. In fact, it is in its holistic sense that we use the term table, a universe that encompasses goods, people and ideas. Reflect today toward the table constitutes a process of careful inquiry into three of the main pillars of the man’s relationship with food, throughout its history: food, health and culture. This book is the subject of Lusophone Tables and is organized in two volumes, containing five parts and a total of 25 chapters. The 13 chapters of the first volume focus on two central themes: food under the therapeutic and symbolic prism. In Part I (Therapeutic Tables: when food is medicine), it is evident that, historically, medical writings preceded the culinary literature. Part II (Sacred Tables: when food is a symbol) is referred to the table as answer and vehicle of dialogue with the transcendent.

Mesas luso-brasileiras: alimentação, saúde & cultura. vol. II

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Book Series: DIAITA: Scripta & Realia ISSN: 21836532 ISBN: 9789892617190 Year: Pages: 372 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1720-6 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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The tendency of 21st century studies about the table has been to privilege as multi and transdisciplinary approaches. In fact, it is in its holistic sense that we use the term table, a universe that encompasses goods, people and ideas. Reflect today toward the table constitutes a process of careful inquiry into three of the main pillars of the man’s relationship with food, throughout its history: food, health and culture. This book is the subject of Lusophone Tables and is organized in two volumes, containing five parts and a total of 25 chapters. The 13 chapters of the first volume focus on two central themes: food under the therapeutic and symbolic prism. In Part I (Therapeutic Tables: when food is medicine), it is evident that, historically, medical writings preceded the culinary literature. Part II (Sacred Tables: when food is a symbol) is referred to the table as answer and vehicle of dialogue with the transcendent.

Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in African Cities

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment ISBN: 9781138726758 9781138726758 9781315191195 Year: Pages: 290 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Nutrition and Food Sciences
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This book presents the findings of an international collaborative research project&#xD;that aimed to improve our understanding of the connections between&#xD;urban poverty, food systems, household food security and governance, by focusing&#xD;on three secondary cities in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa.

Bioeconomy challenges and implementation: the European research organisations' perspective

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ISBN: 9782759228355 Year: DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2835-5 Language: English
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book focuses on opportunities and challenges in implementing a bioeconomy strategy from a research and education perspective. It draws on contributions presented during the 30th EURAGRI annual conference held in Tartu (Estonia) in September 2016, as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI. EURAGRI is an informal gathering of EU research and higher education organisations and ministries interested in agri-food research. It works as a platform of exchange and discussion on topics of common interest pertaining to the organisation, orientation and outlook of agri-food research in Europe in connection with global changes.

Dietary Supplements

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ISBN: 9783038429210 9783038429227 Year: Pages: XII, 468 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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We invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Dietary Supplements”. The purpose of this Special Issue is to advance dietary supplement science by presenting commissioned overviews on four nutrients of particular current interest and controversy: Vitamin D, iodine, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. To supplement these contributions, we welcome the submission of manuscripts describing original research or providing systematic reviews related to various issues in dietary supplement science. Manuscripts across a broad range of topics will be considered, but we are particularly interested in manuscripts that address the following areas:• Health effects, both positive and negative, of single nutrients, such as vitamin D, iodine, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, with an emphasis on human studies.• Human clinical trials of dietary supplement use• Motivations for and prevalence of the use of dietary supplements• Mechanisms of action of nutrients and other bioactive components of dietary supplements.• Biomarkers of nutritional status, especially those measured in human samples.• Development and application of analytical tools for the measurement of bioactive components of dietary supplements.• Databases of dietary supplements' composition for use in improving the assessment of nutrient intake and of the exposure to ingredients present in these products in human populations.

Chapter 24 FOOD AS COMMONS (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781351665520 9781138062627 9781315161495 Year: Pages: 24 Language: English
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Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book was motivated by the need to approach with a fresh look what we regard as perhaps&#xD;the most embarrassing&#xD;predicament of the Anthropocene/Capitalocene (Capra and Mattei,&#xD;2015, Altvater et al., 2016, Moore, 2017). We live in an era with roughly the same number (about&#xD;one billion) of over-fed people and of people lacking access to nutritious food (which means&#xD;that do not know in the morning if they will be able to feed themselves and their children during&#xD;the day). Our era also stands out by the remarkable amount of food that is wasted in some&#xD;parts of the world and by the unprecedented number of livestock that populates this planet&#xD;(Patel and Moore, 2017). Moreover, in the current phase of neoliberal capitalism that dominates&#xD;in the Anthropocene/Capitalocene, the ecological footprint is out of control; some rich people&#xD;(the majority in the Global North and the elite in the Global South) can enjoy every day food&#xD;shipped from thousands of miles away on gas gulping aircrafts and boats that pollute the environment&#xD;beyond imagination. Such luxury, the result of the worldwide colonization of diets,&#xD;would be impossible without a very significant environmental subsidy; if all the externalities&#xD;had to be internalized, eating Nile Perch would be unaffordable to most people everywhere.&#xD;The subsidy is ultimately paid by the poor in the South and, in general, will certainly be paid&#xD;by future generations. Unless we deal with and avoid the hidden social and environmental costs&#xD;that are so far unaccounted for in the hegemonic food system (TEEB, 2018)

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Food --- commons --- public --- civic --- private

Application of Nanotechnology in Food Science and Food Microbiology

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889454884 Year: Pages: 213 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-488-4 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Microbiology --- Botany
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Nanotechnology is a fast-evolving discipline that already produces outstanding basic knowledge and industrial applications for the benefit of society. It is a new emerging and fascinating field of science, that permits advanced research in many areas. The first applications of nanotechnology mainly concerned material sciences; applications in the agriculture and food sectors are still emerging. Food science nanotechnology is an area of rising attention that unties new possibilities for the food industry. Due to the rapid population growth there is a need to produce food and beverages in a more efficient, safe and sustainable way. The application of nanotechnology in food has also gained great importance in recent years in view of its potential application to improve production of food crops, enhance nutrition, packaging and food safety overall. The new materials, products and applications are anticipated to bring lots of improvements to the food and related sectors, impacting agriculture and food production, food processing, distribution, storage, sanitation as well as the development of innovative products and sensors for effective detection of contaminants. Therefore, nanotechnology present with a large potential to provide an opportunity for the researchers of food science, food microbiology and other fields, to develop new tools for incorporation of nanoparticles into food system that could augment existing functions and add new ones.However, the number of relative publications currently available is rather small. The present Research Topic aims to provide with basic information and practical applications regarding all aspects related to the applications of nanotechnology in food science and food microbiology, namely, nanoparticle synthesis, especially through the eco-friendly perspective, potential applications in food processing, biosensor development, alternative strategies for effective pathogenic bacteria monitoring as well as the possible effects on human health and the environment.

Multisensory Human-Food Interaction

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455188 Year: Pages: 101 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-518-8 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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Our food experiences can be significantly influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic multisensory information. Therefore, it is crucial to understand and apply the principles that govern the systematic connections that exist between the senses in the context of Human-Food Interaction (HFI). In our Research Topic, namely Multisensory Human-Food Interaction (MHFI), several studies that consider such connections in the context of HFI are presented. We also have contributions that focus on multisensory technologies that can be used to share and reproduce specific HFIs. This eBook, which resulted from the Research Topic, presents some of the most recent developments in the field of MHFI. In particular, it consists of two main sections and corresponding articles. The eBook begins with the Editorial, which provides an overview of MHFI. Then, it includes six articles that relate to principles in MHFI and three on technologies in MHFI. We hope that the different contributions featured here will support future developments in MHFI research.

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