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The Penguin atlas of food
Millstone, Erik.
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New York : Penguin, [2003]

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128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
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Central Library HD9000.5 .M52 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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From the excessive use of grain to satisfy meat-eating demands to the safety of new food technologies, The Penguin Atlas of Food utilizes ninety-six pages of maps and graphics to show how the food chain is affected by historical events, political economy, natural disasters, and changing lifestyles.

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By means of colored maps, bar graphs, pie charts, and data tables, Millstone and Lang make comprehensible a wealth of complex statistical data on where the food we eat comes from, who eats what, who produces it, and what that means for nutrition, the environment, and economics. In full-color graphics, the authors show how nations compare with one another on such diverse topics as disease, over- and under-nutrition, animal feeds, pesticide use, trade flows, staple foods, fast food, alcohol consumption, and advertising. The authors clearly intend to demonstrate the results that globalization and technological advance have wrought. Graphs on food aid clearly show that despite its huge aid outlay, the U.S. actually contributes through governmental channels comparatively little of its wealth. Supplementing the graphs, a massive table lays out precise numbers from which the graphs were generated, and a bibliography provides guidance through the source documentation. Most all data cover the years 1999-2001. This is a significant and valuable guide to worldwide food-related statistics. --Mark Knoblauch Copyright 2003 Booklist

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