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Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers

Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers Book
Author : Sapna Elizabeth Thottathil,Annelies Goger
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-09-15
ISBN : 9780128136171
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Institutions like schools, hospitals, and universities are not well known for having quality, healthy food. In fact, institutional food often embodies many of the worst traits of our industrialized food system, with long supply chains that are rife with environmental and social problems and growing market concentration in many stages of food production and distribution. Recently, however, non-profit organizations, government agencies, university research institutes, and activists have partnered with institutions to experiment with a wide range of more ethical and sustainable models for food purchasing, also known as values-based procurement. Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers brings together in-depth case studies from several of promising models of institutional food purchasing that aim to be more sustainable, healthy, equitable, and local. With chapters written by a diverse set of authors, including leaders in the food movement and policy researchers, this book: Documents growing interest among non-profit organizations and activists in institutional food interventions through case studies and first-hand experiences; Highlights emerging evidence about how these new procurement models affect agro-food supply chains; and Examines the role of policy and regional or geographic identity in promoting food systems change. Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers makes the case that institutions can use their budgets to change the food system for the better, although significant challenges remain. It is a must read for food systems practitioners, food chain researchers, and foodservice professionals interested in values-based procurement.

Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers

Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers Book
Author : Sapna Elizabeth Thottathil,Annelies Goger
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-08-28
ISBN : 0128136189
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Institutions like schools, hospitals, and universities are not well known for having quality, healthy food. In fact, institutional food often embodies many of the worst traits of our industrialized food system, with long supply chains that are rife with environmental and social problems and growing market concentration in many stages of food production and distribution. Recently, however, non-profit organizations, government agencies, university research institutes, and activists have partnered with institutions to experiment with a wide range of more ethical and sustainable models for food purchasing, also known as values-based procurement. Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers brings together in-depth case studies from several of promising models of institutional food purchasing that aim to be more sustainable, healthy, equitable, and local. With chapters written by a diverse set of authors, including leaders in the food movement and policy researchers, this book: Documents growing interest among non-profit organizations and activists in institutional food interventions through case studies and first-hand experiences; Highlights emerging evidence about how these new procurement models affect agro-food supply chains; and Examines the role of policy and regional or geographic identity in promoting food systems change. Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers makes the case that institutions can use their budgets to change the food system for the better, although significant challenges remain. It is a must read for food systems practitioners, food chain researchers, and foodservice professionals interested in values-based procurement.

The Labor of Lunch

The Labor of Lunch Book
Author : Jennifer E. Gaddis
Publisher : University of California Press
Release : 2019-11-12
ISBN : 0520300033
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There’s a problem with school lunch in America. Big Food companies have largely replaced the nation’s school cooks by supplying cafeterias with cheap, precooked hamburger patties and chicken nuggets chock-full of industrial fillers. Yet it’s no secret that meals cooked from scratch with nutritious, locally sourced ingredients are better for children, workers, and the environment. So why not empower “lunch ladies” to do more than just unbox and reheat factory-made food? And why not organize together to make healthy, ethically sourced, free school lunches a reality for all children? The Labor of Lunch aims to spark a progressive movement that will transform food in American schools, and with it the lives of thousands of low-paid cafeteria workers and the millions of children they feed. By providing a feminist history of the US National School Lunch Program, Jennifer E. Gaddis recasts the humble school lunch as an important and often overlooked form of public care. Through vivid narration and moral heft, The Labor of Lunch offers a stirring call to action and a blueprint for school lunch reforms capable of delivering a healthier, more equitable, caring, and sustainable future.

Global Climate Change Resilient and Smart Agriculture

Global Climate Change  Resilient and Smart Agriculture Book
Author : V. Venkatramanan,Shachi Shah,Ram Prasad
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-09-18
ISBN : 9813298561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides essential insights into methods and practices of ‘Climate-smart Agriculture,’ which is driven by the principles of climate resilience and smart resource use in agricultural production. Climate-smart agriculture is a key policy instrument for achieving poverty eradication and a hunger-free world, as well as mitigating the effects of climate change. This book discusses in detail climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices that can reduce the vulnerability of agricultural systems, improve the livelihoods of farmers and other stakeholders, and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from crop production and livestock husbandry. The agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector produces roughly 10–12 gigatons of CO2-equivalent per year; therefore, sustainable practices for agriculture and related land use hold immense potential to mitigate climate change. The potential impacts of climate variability and climate change on agriculture are extensively documented and articulated, especially with regard to global and national environmental agendas that call for innovation, transformation and climate-resilient advances in agriculture. As the book demonstrates, climate-smart agriculture offers an excellent tool for boosting agricultural output to feed the growing global population; for reducing greenhouse gases emissions from agriculture and other land use; and for protecting agricultural production systems from the impending dangers of climate change.

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries Book
Author : Per Pinstrup-Andersen,Fuzhi Cheng
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2018-07-05
ISBN : 0801466385
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The food problems now facing the world—scarcity and starvation, contamination and illness, overabundance and obesity—are both diverse and complex. What are their causes? How severe are they? Why do they persist? What are the solutions? In three volumes that serve as valuable teaching tools and have been designed to complement the textbook Food Policy for Developing Countries by Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II, they call upon the wisdom of disciplines including economics, nutrition, sociology, anthropology, environmental science, medicine, and geography to create a holistic picture of the state of the world's food systems today. Volume III of the Case Studies addresses global institutions and international trade policies.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism Book
Author : Magnus Boström,Michele Micheletti,Peter Oosterveer
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-01-25
ISBN : 0190629045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The global phenomenon of political consumerism is known through such diverse manifestations as corporate boycotts, increased preferences for organic and fairtrade products, and lifestyle choices such as veganism. It has also become an area of increasing research across a variety of disciplines. Political consumerism uses consumer power to change institutional or market practices that are found ethically, environmentally, or politically objectionable. Through such actions, the goods offered on the consumer market are problematized and politicized. Distinctions between consumers and citizens and between the economy and politics collapse. The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism offers the first comprehensive theoretical and comparative overview of the ways in which the market becomes a political arena. It maps the four major forms of political consumerism: boycotting, buycotting (spending to show support), lifestyle politics, and discursive actions, such as culture jamming. Chapters by leading scholars examine political consumerism in different locations and industry sectors, and in consideration of environmental and human rights problems, political events, and the ethics of production and manufacturing practices. This volume offers a thorough exploration of the phenomenon and its myriad dilemmas, involving religion, race, nationalism, gender relations, animals, and our common future. Moreover, the Handbook takes stock of political consumerism's effectiveness in solving complex global problems and its use to both promote and impede democracy.

Taking Action

Taking Action Book
Author : United Nations Environment Programme
Publisher : UNEP/Earthprint
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9789280715682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A publication which offers clear explanations on how to address many of the environmental problems plaguing the planet. Although intended for individuals & community service organizations, it will be of great interest to all those concerned with the well-being of the earth & its inhabitants.

Determining Costs of Servicing Wholesale Institutional Grocery Orders

Determining Costs of Servicing Wholesale Institutional Grocery Orders Book
Author : James Joseph Karitas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1966
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Determining Costs of Servicing Wholesale Institutional Grocery Orders book written by James Joseph Karitas, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Global Governance of Food Production and Consumption

Global Governance of Food Production and Consumption Book
Author : Peter Oosterveer
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 9781782543893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The provision of food is undergoing radical transformations throughout the global community. Peter Oosterveer argues that, as a consequence, conventional national governmental regulations can no longer adequately respond to existing and emerging food risks and to environmental concerns. This book examines these challenges.

How Institutions Change

How Institutions Change Book
Author : Heiko Breit,Anita Engels,Timothy Moss,Markus Troja
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 3322809366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How do institutions change? What can we learn about possibilities of and barriers to induced institutional changes? Where are potentials for more reflexive and more enduring processes of social learning? Die englischsprachigen Beiträge gehen der Frage nach institutionellem Wandel in lokalen und globalen uweltrelevanten Kontexten nach.

Food Service Manual for Health Care Institutions

Food Service Manual for Health Care Institutions Book
Author : Ruby Parker Puckett,American Society for Healthcare Food Service Administrators
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2004-11-08
ISBN : 9780787978297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food Service Manual for Health Care Institutions offers a comprehensive review of the management and operation of health care food service departments. This third edition of the book—which has become the standard in the field of institutional and health care food service—includes the most current data on the successful management of daily operations and includes information on a wide variety of topics such as leadership, quality control, human resource management, communications, and financial control and management. This new edition also contains information on the practical operation of the food service department that has been greatly expanded and updated to help institutions better meet the needs of the customer and comply with the regulatory agencies’ standards.

Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan

Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan Book
Author : Patricia L. Maclachlan
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2001-12-26
ISBN : 0231505612
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing comparisons to the United States and Britain, this book examines Japan's postwar consumer protection movement. Organized largely by and for housewives and spurred by major cases of price gouging and product contamination, the movement led to the passage of basic consumer protection legislation in 1968. Although much of the story concerns the famous "iron triangle" of big business, national bureaucrats, and conservative party politics, Maclachlan takes a broader perspective. She points to the importance of activity at the local level, the role of minority parties, the limited utility of the courts, and the place of lawyers and academics in providing access to power. These mild social strategies have resulted in a significant amount of consumer protection.

Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements

Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements Book
Author : Athapol Noomhorm,Imran Ahmad,Anil Kumar Anal
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-03-11
ISBN : 1118227824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Functional foods are foods which contain bioactive components, either from plant or animal sources, which can have health benefits for the consumer over and above their nutritional value. Foods which have antioxidant or cancer-combating components are in high demand from health conscious consumers: much has been made of the health-giving qualities of fruits and vegetables in particular. Conversely, foods which have been processed are suffering an image crisis, with many consumers indiscriminately assuming that any kind of processing robs food of its “natural goodness”. To date, there has been little examination of the actual effects – whether positive or negative – of various types of food processing upon functional foods. This book highlights the effects of food processing on the active ingredients of a wide range of functional food materials, with a particular focus on foods of Asian origin. Asian foods, particularly herbs, are becoming increasingly accepted and demanded globally, with many Western consumers starting to recognize and seek out their health-giving properties. This book focuses on the extraction of ingredients which from materials which in the West are seen as “alternative” - such as flour from soybeans instead of wheat, or bran and starch from rice – but which have long histories in Asian cultures. It also highlight the incorporation of those bioactive compounds in foods and the enhancement of their bioavailability. Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements: Processing Effects and Health Benefits will be required reading for those working in companies, research institutions and universities that are active in the areas of food processing and agri-food environment. Food scientists and engineers will value the new data and research findings contained in the book, while environmentalists, food regulatory agencies and other food industry personnel involved in functional food production or development will find it a very useful source of information.

Worlds of Food

Worlds of Food Book
Author : Kevin Morgan,Terry Marsden,Jonathan Murdoch
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2006-01-12
ISBN : 0191556629
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From farm to fork, the conventional food chain is under enormous pressure to respond to a whole series of new challenges - food scares in rich countries, food security concerns in poor countries, and a burgeoning problem of obesity in all countries. As more and more people demand to know where their food comes from, and how it is produced, issues of place, power, and provenance assume increasing significance for producers, consumers, and regulators, challenging the corporate forces that shape the 'placeless foodscape'. Far from being confined to niche products, questions about the origins of food are also surfacing in the conventional sector, where labelling has become a major political issue. Drawing on theories of multi-level governance, three leading scholars in the field explore the geo-politics of the food chain in different spatial arenas: the World Trade Organization, where free trade principles clash with fair trade concerns in the debate about agricultural reform; the European Union, where producers are under pressure from environmentalists for a more traceable and sustainable food system; and the US, where there is a striking contradiction between the rhetoric of free markets and the reality of a heavily subsidised farming sector. To understand the local impact of these global trends, the authors explore three different regional worlds of food: the traditional world of localised quality in Tuscany, the peripheral world of commodity production in Wales, and the frontier world of agri-business in California.

Health Food and Social Inequality

Health  Food and Social Inequality Book
Author : Carolyn Mahoney
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-02-20
ISBN : 1317625757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Health, Food and Social Inequality investigates how vast amounts of consumer data are used by the food industry to enable the social ranking of products, food outlets and consumers themselves, and how this influences food consumption patterns. This book supplies a fresh social scientific perspective on the health consequences of poor diet. Shifting the focus from individual behaviour to the food supply and the way it is developed and marketed, it discusses what is known about the shaping of food behaviours by both social theory and psychology. Exploring how knowledge of social identities and health beliefs and behaviours are used by the food industry, Health, Food and Social Inequality outlines, for example, how commercial marketing firms supply food companies with information on where to locate snack and fast foods whilst also advising governments on where to site health services for those consuming such foods disproportionately. Giving a sociological underpinning to Nudge theory while simultaneously critiquing it in the context of diet and health, this book explores how social class is an often overlooked factor mediating both individual dietary practice and food marketing strategies. This innovative volume provides a detailed critique of marketing and food industry practices and places class at the centre of diet and health. It is suitable for scholars in the social sciences, public health and marketing.

Understanding Consumers of Food Products

Understanding Consumers of Food Products Book
Author : Lynn Frewer,Hans Van Trijp
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2006-12-22
ISBN : 1845692500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order for food businesses, scientists and policy makers to develop successful products, services and policies, it is essential that they understand food consumers and how they decide which products to buy. Food consumer behaviour is the result of various factors, including the motivations of different consumers, the attributes of specific foods, and the environment in which food choices occur. Recognising diversity between individual consumers, different stages of life, and different cultural contexts is increasingly important as markets become increasingly diverse and international. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction and analysis of the key drivers of consumer food choices, such as the environment and sensory product features. Part two examines the role of consumers’ attitudes towards quality and marketing, and their views on food preparation and technology. Part three covers cultural and individual differences in food choice as well as addressing potentially influential factors such as age and gender. Important topics such as public health and methods to change consumers’ preferences for unhealthy foods are discussed in part four. The final section concludes with advice on developing coherent safety policies and the consumers’ responsibility for food production and consumption. Understanding consumers of food products is a standard reference for all those in the food industry concerned with product development and regulation. Develop an understanding of buyer behaviour to assist developing successful products Recognise the diversity between consumers and learn how to cater for their needs Covers cultural and individual differences in food choice

FAS M

FAS M Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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FAS M

FAS M  Book
Author : United States. Foreign Agricultural Service
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1956
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download FAS M book written by United States. Foreign Agricultural Service, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community

Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community Book
Author : Sharon McClure,Beverly Simmons
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Utilization of Soy Protein in the European Community book written by Sharon McClure,Beverly Simmons, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Sustainable Community Movement Organizations

Sustainable Community Movement Organizations Book
Author : Francesca Forno,Richard R. Weiner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-04-10
ISBN : 1000055884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume shines a light on Sustainable Community Movement Organizations (SCMOs), an emergent wave of non-hierarchical, community-based socio-economic movements, with alternative forms of consumption and production very much at their core. Extending beyond traditional ideas of cooperatives and mutualities, the essays in this collection explore new geographies of solidarity practices ranging from forms of horizontal democracy to interurban and transnational networks. The authors uniquely frame these movements within the Deleuzian concept of the ‘rhizome’, as a meshwork of alternative spaces, paths and trajectories. This connectivity is illustrated in case studies from around the world, ranging from protest movements in response to austerity measures in Southern Europe, to the Buen Vivir movement in the Andes, and Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) in the Caribbean and Canada. Positioning these cases in relation to current theoretical debates on Social Solidarity Economy, the authors specifically address the question of the persistence and the durability of the organizing practices in community economies. This book will be a valuable tool for academics and students of sustainable consumption, environmental policy, social policy, environmental economics, environmental management and sustainability studies more broadly.