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Hidden Hunger
Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods
Aya Hirata Kimura
Kimura explores the recent emphasis on micronutrients and smart foods within the international development community and, in particular, how the voices of women were silenced despite their expertise in food purchasing and preparation.



Buoyancy on the Bayou
Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization
Jill Ann Harrison
Portrays the struggles that Louisiana shrimp fishers endure to remain afloat in an industry beset by globalization.



One Billion Hungry
Can We Feed the World?
Gordon Conway
In this book, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security.



Hunger in the Balance
The New Politics of International Food Aid
Jennifer Clapp
Jennifer Clapp provides a timely and comprehensive account of the contemporary politics of food aid, explaining the origins and outcomes of recent clashes between donor nations—and between donors and...



The Broken Village
Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras
Daniel R. Reichman
Daniel R. Reichman tells the story of a remote village in Honduras that transformed almost overnight from a sleepy coffee-growing community to a hotbed of undocumented migration to and from the United States.



Food Policy for Developing Countries
The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Derrill D. Watson II
A "social entrepreneurship" approach to food policy analysis that calls on a wide variety of disciplines (economics, nutrition, sociology, anthropology, environmental science, medicine, and geography).



Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery
John C. Hartsock
The connection between vintner, vine, and terroir as seen across the cycle of seasons in the Finger Lakes region of New York.



The African Food System and Its Interactions with Human Health and Nutrition
This book examines how public policy and research aimed at the food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition can improve the well-being of Africans and help achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.



Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures
A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World
Marcy Norton
Before Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492, no European had ever seen, much less tasted, tobacco or chocolate. Initially dismissed as dry leaves and an odd Indian drink, these two commodities came to conquer Europe. This book explores that process.



Appetite for Change
How the Counterculture Took On the Food Industry
Warren James Belasco
In this engaging inquiry, Warren J. Belasco considers the rise of the "countercuisine" movement in the 1960s.



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