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All My Cheese Tasting Review Shit - Cheese Tasting Journal - Turophile - Tasting and Review Notebook - Wine Tours - Cheese... All My Cheese Tasting Review Shit - Cheese Tasting Journal - Turophile - Tasting and Review Notebook - Wine Tours - Cheese Daily Review - Rinds - Rennet - Affineurs - Solidified Curds (Paperback)
Trent Placate
R399 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Food Processing - An Industrial Powerhouse in Transition (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): John M. Connor, William A. Schiek Food Processing - An Industrial Powerhouse in Transition (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
John M. Connor, William A. Schiek
R4,451 R3,964 Discovery Miles 39 640 Save R487 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Food Processing, Second Edition provides incisive coverage of the growth, economic development, and business management of the U.S. commercial food processing industry. This revised edition addresses the many important changes that have affected the industry in the last decade, from new technologies and international trade agreements to the influx of foreign investment and the development of emerging markets around the world. Providing a full-scale analysis of the forces that will shape competitive advantage into the next century, this book is essential reading for food processing managers, buyers, marketers, and their professional advisers. The new volume contains:
* A systematic examination of industrial structure, business organization, and geographic location.
* A discussion of the impact of new processing and information technologies, developments in biotechnology, and more.
* Expanded material on distribution channels and sourcing options, including new retail formats such as warehouse stores and supercenters.
* Information on key input utilization, procurement, product and promotion strategies.
* Predicted growth trends for domestic and foreign markets, the dynamics of industry globalization, and more.

Proteins, Pathologies and Politics - Dietary Innovation and Disease from the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover): David Gentilcore,... Proteins, Pathologies and Politics - Dietary Innovation and Disease from the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover)
David Gentilcore, Matthew Smith
R2,675 Discovery Miles 26 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Proteins, Pathologies and Politics presents an international and historical approach to dietary change and health, contrasting current concerns with how issues such as diabetes, cancer, vitamins, sugar and fat, and food allergies were perceived in the 19th and 20th centuries. Though what we eat and what we shouldn't eat has become a topic of increased scrutiny in the current century, the link between dietary innovation and health/disease is not a new one. From new fads in foodstuffs, through developments in manufacturing and production processes, to the inclusion of additives and evolving agricultural practices changing diet, changes often promised better health only to become associated with the opposite. With contributors including Peter Scholliers, Francesco Buscemi, Clare Gordon Bettencourt, and Kirsten Gardner, this collection comprises the best scholarship on how we have perceived diet to affect health. The chapters consider: - the politics and economics of dietary change - the historical actors involved in dietary innovation and the responses to it - the extent that our dietary health itself a cultural construct, or even a product of history This is a fascinating and varied study of how our diets have been shaped and influenced by perceptions of health and will be of great value to students of history, food history, nutrition science, politics and sociology.

Purchasing for Foodservice (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Lynne Nannen Robertson Purchasing for Foodservice (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Lynne Nannen Robertson
R889 Discovery Miles 8 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teaches accounting methods and knowledge of product specifications necessary for successful foodservice operation.

In this time of high costs, administrators are looking at every possible way to economize without adversely affecting foodservice quality and the welfare of those served. Purchasing techniques can be very useful in maximizing the resources of the dietary department. This book will assist you in learning accounting procedures and product specifications that will be needed by the competent purchaser in performing the duties necessary to provide optimum purchasing decisions basic to a successful foodservice operation. The foods included are those used in most foodservice departments. No attempt has been made to cover all foods available. Useful for any level - written to be understood by all. The book has been organized to simplify a rather complex subject. It is hoped that this information will serve as a tool for making improvements in the purchasing function of foodservice departments.

Crunch! - A History of the Great American Potato Chip (Paperback): Dirk Burhans Crunch! - A History of the Great American Potato Chip (Paperback)
Dirk Burhans
R403 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The potato chip has been one of America's favorite snacks since its accidental origin in a nineteenth-century kitchen. Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip tells the story of this crispy, salty treat, from the early sales of locally made chips at corner groceries, county fairs, and cafes to the mass marketing and corporate consolidation of the modern snack food industry. Crunch! also uncovers a dark side of potato chip history, including a federal investigation of the snack food industry in the 1990s following widespread allegations of antitrust activity, illegal buyouts, and predatory pricing. In the wake of these ""Great Potato Chip Wars,"" corporate snack divisions closed and dozens of family-owned companies went bankrupt. Yet, despite consolidation, many small chippers persist into the twenty-first century, as mom-and-pop companies and upstart ""boutique"" businesses serve both new consumers and markets with strong regional loyalties. Illustrated with images of early snack food paraphernalia and clever packaging from the glory days of American advertising art, Crunch! is an informative tour of large and small business in America and the vicissitudes of popular tastes.

Transnational Tortillas - Race, Gender, and Shop-Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States (Hardcover): Carolina Bank Munoz Transnational Tortillas - Race, Gender, and Shop-Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States (Hardcover)
Carolina Bank Munoz
R1,504 R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Save R254 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book looks at the flip side of globalization: How does a company from the Global South behave differently when it also produces in the Global North? A Mexican tortilla company, "Tortimundo," has two production facilities within a hundred miles of each other, but on different sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The workers at the two factories produce the same product with the same technology, but have significantly different work realities. This "global factory" gives Carolina Bank Munoz an ideal opportunity to reveal how management regimes and company policy on each side of the border apply different strategies to exploit their respective workforces' vulnerabilities.

The author's in-depth ethnographic fieldwork shows that the U.S. factory is characterized by an "immigration regime" and the Mexican factory by a "gender regime." In the California factory, managers use state policy and laws related to immigration status to pit documented and undocumented workers against each other. Undocumented workers are subject to harsher punishment, night-shift work, and lower pay. In the Baja California factory, managers sexually harass women who make up most of the workforce and create divisions between light- and dark-skinned women, forcing them to compete for managerial attention, which they understand equates with job security. In describing and analyzing the differences in working conditions between the two plants, Bank Munoz provides important new insights into how, in a globalized economy, managerial strategies for labor control are determined by the interaction of state policies and labor market conditions with race, gender, and class at the point of production."

Transnational Tortillas - Race, Gender, and Shop-Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States (Paperback): Carolina Bank Munoz Transnational Tortillas - Race, Gender, and Shop-Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States (Paperback)
Carolina Bank Munoz
R441 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R38 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book looks at the flip side of globalization: How does a company from the Global South behave differently when it also produces in the Global North? A Mexican tortilla company, "Tortimundo," has two production facilities within a hundred miles of each other, but on different sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The workers at the two factories produce the same product with the same technology, but have significantly different work realities. This "global factory" gives Carolina Bank Munoz an ideal opportunity to reveal how management regimes and company policy on each side of the border apply different strategies to exploit their respective workforces' vulnerabilities.

The author's in-depth ethnographic fieldwork shows that the U.S. factory is characterized by an "immigration regime" and the Mexican factory by a "gender regime." In the California factory, managers use state policy and laws related to immigration status to pit documented and undocumented workers against each other. Undocumented workers are subject to harsher punishment, night-shift work, and lower pay. In the Baja California factory, managers sexually harass women who make up most of the workforce and create divisions between light- and dark-skinned women, forcing them to compete for managerial attention, which they understand equates with job security. In describing and analyzing the differences in working conditions between the two plants, Bank Munoz provides important new insights into how, in a globalized economy, managerial strategies for labor control are determined by the interaction of state policies and labor market conditions with race, gender, and class at the point of production."

Food Politics - How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (Paperback, Revised edition): Marion Nestle Food Politics - How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (Paperback, Revised edition)
Marion Nestle; Foreword by Michael Pollan 2
R625 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing expose, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States - enough calories to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child twice over - has a downside. Our over-efficient food industry must do everything possible to persuade people to eat more - more food, more often, and in larger portions - no matter what it does to waistlines or well-being. Like manufacturing cigarettes or building weapons, making food is big business. Food companies in 2000 generated nearly $900 billion in sales. They have stakeholders to please, shareholders to satisfy, and government regulations to deal with. It is nevertheless shocking to learn precisely how food companies lobby officials, co-opt experts, and expand sales by marketing to children, members of minority groups, and people in developing countries. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view. Editor of the 1988 "Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health", Nestle is uniquely qualified to lead us through the maze of food industry interests and influences. She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government dietary advice, schools pushing soft drinks, diet supplements promoted as if they were First Amendment rights. When it comes to the mass production and consumption of food, strategic decisions are driven by economics - not science, not common sense, and certainly not health. No wonder most of us are thoroughly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. An accessible and balanced account, "Food Politics" will forever change the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this path-breaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

All My Beekeeping Shit - A Beekeeping Log Book (Paperback): Trent Placate All My Beekeeping Shit - A Beekeeping Log Book (Paperback)
Trent Placate
R399 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sausage Rebellion - Public Health, Private Enterprise, and Meat in Mexico City, 1890-1917 (Paperback, New): Jeffrey M. Pilcher Sausage Rebellion - Public Health, Private Enterprise, and Meat in Mexico City, 1890-1917 (Paperback, New)
Jeffrey M. Pilcher
R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the great food fads of the 1980s, fajitas, brought widespread acclaim to Tex-Mex restaurants, but this novelty was simply the traditional Mexican method of preparing beef. Hispanic carne asada, thin cuts of freshly slaughtered meat cooked briefly on a hot grill, differed dramatically from thick Anglo-American steaks and roasts, which were aged to tenderize the meat. When investors sought to import the Chicago model of centralized meatpacking and refrigerated railroad distribution, these cultural preferences for freshness inspired widespread opposition by Mexican butchers and consumers alike, culminating in a veritable sausage rebellion.

Through a detailed examination of meat provisioning, this book illuminates the process of industrialization in the final two decades of the Porfirio Daz dictatorship and the popular origins of the Revolution of 1910 in Mexico City. Archival sources from Mexico and the United States provide a unique perspective on high-level Porfirian negotiations with foreign investors. The book also examines revolutionary resistance, including strikes, industrial sabotage, and assassination attempts on the foreign managers. Unlike the meatpacking "Jungle" of Chicago, Mexican butchers succeeded in preserving their traditional craft.

What's the Matter with Meat? (Paperback): Katy Keiffer What's the Matter with Meat? (Paperback)
Katy Keiffer
R261 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R48 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What's the Matter with Meat? draws back the curtain that obscures the true costs of indus-trialized meat production. The book exposes how the industry is expanding worldwide ata rapid pace, with just a few large companies monopolizing the majority of the market. This global survey of factory-produced meat examines the practices of the industry in five major production centres: the usa, Europe, Brazil, Australia and Asia. The system generates enormous corporate profits while providing very low prices to consumers, but has an outsized and often negative impact on surrounding communities. Katy Keiffer focuses on issues such as labour, genetics, animal welfare and environmental degradation, as well as probing less-reported topics such as 'land grabs', where predator companies acquire property in foreign nations for meat production, frequently at the expense of local agriculture. The current industry model is simply not feasible for the future, as our planet will soon run out of the resources required to raise animals on such a scale. A salutary, hard-hitting critique of the meat-producing industry and its harmful effects, this book exhorts consumers to resist the lure of cheap meat and encourages governments to foster alternative methods, and the industry itself to amend its practices. This book is not about telling people to stop eating meat. Rather, by exposing current industry practices we can all be aware of the perils of supporting the system; instead of urging people to avoid meat, it proposes that we demand and pay for better meat.

Principles of Food Production Operations (Paperback): Yogesh Singh Principles of Food Production Operations (Paperback)
Yogesh Singh
R1,418 R1,251 Discovery Miles 12 510 Save R167 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Principles of Food Production Operations comprehensively describes the fundamental principles of the world of the culinary arts - both theory and practice. Divided into four parts, Introduction to Food Production Operations, Basic Preparations, Commodities Used, Basics of Bakery and Confectionery, the book has been conceptualized and designed to become an indispensable textbook for Hotel Management students for various degree and diploma courses in food production. The book covers the latest curricular requirements of the hotel management syllabus designed by the NCHMCT and other educational organizations/universities. Besides being a treasure trove for students, this book will be a useful reference for professional and budding chefs, hoteliers and restaurateurs, and any food enthusiast.

Tastes and Tales from the Travelers Club International Restaurant & Tuba Museum - Dishes that Inspire, Stories that Delight... Tastes and Tales from the Travelers Club International Restaurant & Tuba Museum - Dishes that Inspire, Stories that Delight from Michigan's Most Unusual Eatery (Paperback)
Jennifer Byrom
R333 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Privatizing Poland - Baby Food, Big Business, and the Remaking of Labor (Paperback, New): Elizabeth Cullen Dunn Privatizing Poland - Baby Food, Big Business, and the Remaking of Labor (Paperback, New)
Elizabeth Cullen Dunn
R540 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R78 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The transition from socialism in Eastern Europe is not an isolated event, but part of a larger shift in world capitalism: the transition from Fordism to flexible (or neoliberal) capitalism. Using a blend of ethnography and economic geography, Elizabeth C. Dunn shows how management technologies like niche marketing, accounting, audit, and standardization make up flexible capitalism's unique form of labor discipline. This new form of management constitutes some workers as self-auditing, self-regulating actors who are disembedded from a social context while defining others as too entwined in social relations and unable to self-manage. Privatizing Poland examines the effects privatization has on workers' self-concepts; how changes in "personhood" relate to economic and political transitions; and how globalization and foreign capital investment affect Eastern Europe's integration into the world economy. Dunn investigates these topics through a study of workers and changing management techniques at the Alima-Gerber factory in Rzeszow, Poland, formerly a state-owned enterprise, which was privatized by the Gerber Products Company of Fremont, Michigan.Alima-Gerber instituted rigid quality control, job evaluation, and training methods, and developed sophisticated distribution techniques. The core principle underlying these goals and strategies, the author finds, is the belief that in order to produce goods for a capitalist market, workers for a capitalist enterprise must also be produced. Working side-by-side with Alima-Gerber employees, Dunn saw firsthand how the new techniques attempted to change not only the organization of production, but also the workers' identities. Her seamless, engaging narrative shows how the employees resisted, redefined, and negotiated work processes for themselves."

Beer of Broadway Fame - The Piel Family and Their Brooklyn Brewery (Paperback): Alfred W McCoy Beer of Broadway Fame - The Piel Family and Their Brooklyn Brewery (Paperback)
Alfred W McCoy
R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Farm to Table - The Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems for Students, Professionals, and Consumers (Hardcover): Darryl... Farm to Table - The Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems for Students, Professionals, and Consumers (Hardcover)
Darryl Benjamin, Lyndon Virkler
R1,024 R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Save R116 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With information on purchasing, marketing, and employing farm-to-table principles in restaurants, schools, hospitals, and other institutions Nearly a century ago, the idea of "local food" would have seemed perplexing, since virtually all food was local. Food for daily consumption-fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, and dairy products-was grown at home or sourced from local farms. Today, most of the food consumed in the United States and, increasingly, around the globe, is sourced from industrial farms and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which power a food system rife with environmental, economic, and health-related problems. The tide, however, is slowly but steadily turning back in what has been broadly termed the "farm-to-table" movement. In Farm to Table, Darryl Benjamin and Chef Lyndon Virkler explore how the farm-to-table philosophy is pushing back modern, industrialized food production and moving beyond isolated "locavore" movements into a broad and far-reaching coalition of farmers, chefs, consumers, policy advocates, teachers, institutional buyers, and many more all working to restore healthful, sustainable, and affordable food for everyone. Divided into two distinct but complementary halves, "Farm" and "Table," Farm to Table first examines the roots of our contemporary industrial food system, from the technological advances that presaged the "Green Revolution" to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz's infamous dictum to farmers to "Get big or get out" in the 1970s. Readers will explore the many threats to ecology and human health that our corporatized food system poses, but also the many alternatives-from permaculture to rotation-intensive grazing-that small farmers are now adopting to meet growing consumer demand. The second half of the book is dedicated to illuminating best practices and strategies for schools, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and other business and institutions to partner with local farmers and food producers, from purchasing to marketing. No longer restricted to the elite segments of society, the farm-to-table movement now reaches a wide spectrum of Americans from all economic strata and in a number of settings, from hospital and office cafeterias, to elementary schools and fast-casual restaurants. Farm to Table is a one-of-a-kind resource on how to integrate sustainable principles into each of these settings and facilitate intelligent, healthful food choices at every juncture as our food system evolves. While borrowing from the best ideas of the past, the lessons herein are designed to help contribute to a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable tomorrow.

Food Security (Paperback): Bryan L. McDonald Food Security (Paperback)
Bryan L. McDonald
R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throughout history, human societies have struggled to ensure that all people have access to sufficient food to lead active and healthy lives. Despite great global effort, events of the early 21st century clearly demonstrate that food remains a pressing challenge which has significant implications for security. In this book, Bryan McDonald explores how processes of globalization and global change have reshaped food systems in ways that have significant impacts for the national security of states and the human of communities and individuals. Over the past few decades, local, regional, and national food systems have increasingly become intertwined in an emerging global food network. This complex web of relations includes the production, harvest, processing, transport, and consumption of food. While this global food network provides new opportunities for improving health and well-being, it also gives rise to new sources of security threats and vulnerabilities. This detailed and comprehensive introduction to the major issues impacting global food security will be essential reading for students and scholars in security studies, international politics, and environmental studies.

Covid-19 and the Law Relating to Food in the UK and Republic of Ireland - The Essential Guide (Paperback): Ian Thomas Covid-19 and the Law Relating to Food in the UK and Republic of Ireland - The Essential Guide (Paperback)
Ian Thomas
R1,074 Discovery Miles 10 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Food Microbiology (Hardcover): W.M. Foster Food Microbiology (Hardcover)
W.M. Foster
R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Strategic Winery Tourism and Management - Building Competitive Winery Tourism and Winery Management Strategy (Hardcover): Kyuho... Strategic Winery Tourism and Management - Building Competitive Winery Tourism and Winery Management Strategy (Hardcover)
Kyuho Lee
R4,860 Discovery Miles 48 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Strategic Winery Tourism and Management: Building Competitive Winery Tourism and Winery Management Strategy presents cutting-edge knowledge and research related to strategic winery tourism and winery management. It highlights the major theories on strategic winery tourism and winery management and encompasses a variety of topics ranging from strategic winery tourism development to winery tasting room management. With chapters written by academic researchers and winery industry professionals, the purpose of the book is to explore the theoretical foundations of winery tourism and winery management. Importantly, the book taps into the following topics: Examining the impact of winery tourism on local, regional, and national economies Understanding product development and marketing for wineries as tourism entities Examining the role of special events to promote wineries, such as wine festivals and wine education programs Understanding key managerial issues on winery tasting room management Exploring winery revenue management Understanding the key theories of winery service quality management Understanding winery brand management Understanding the key concepts of financial management on winery management There have been a few books dealing with winery tourism and management in spite of the significance of the topic. The editor of the book merges winery tourism with winery management. Importantly, some topics such as winery revenue management and winery tasting room management included in the book are critical in managing a winery. This is a must-have book for students majoring in culinary and hospitality and tourism management as well as for winery industry professionals such as winery general managers and owners. The Gourmand Awards jury has announced that Strategic Winery Tourism and Management is the national book winner in its category: Best Wine Book Professionals. "This academic book structures clearly the concepts and practice of wine tourism, studying all aspects in a very broad overview. It is useful for planning and action," says Edouard Cointreau, President of the Jury, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The book will now compete in its category against winners from other countries for the Best in the World. The results will be announced on May 27 & 28, 2017 at the annual Gourmand Awards Ceremony.

Eat, Drink, and Be Wary - How Unsafe Is Our Food? (Hardcover): Charles M. Duncan Eat, Drink, and Be Wary - How Unsafe Is Our Food? (Hardcover)
Charles M. Duncan
R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Food safety has fast become one of the nation's top issues. Three thousand people die each year in the U.S. from foodborne illnesses. Another 48 million are sickened annually and our government fails to protect us. Many foods and additives that we eat every day have been banned for years in other countries. Our government food safety agencies move in reverse--cutting back on inspections, allowing food producers to inspect themselves, and permitting the vast majority of potentially adulterated foods to enter this country without benefit of any testing or inspection. How, in a country so advanced in most areas, could we have descended to this alarming state of food safety? One answer: Budget cuts and bureaucrats. Eat, Drink, and Be Wary examines the multitude of dangers in food production, transportation, storing, and preparation that result in this shocking number of preventable illnesses and deaths. It takes a broad and detailed look, in all food groups, at the problems and potential solutions in food safety practices, inspections, and enforcements. This book answers the questions and concerns of millions of Americans who have reached new levels of serious doubts about the safety of our food. Charles Duncan points readers to the dangers to look for in deli foods, raw milk, seafood, poultry, eggs, beef, and others. For consumers who care about the food they eat, this book details the dangers, offers direction for choosing safe foods, and provides a critique of our current system that suggests ways it can be fixed, or at least improved.

Sanders Bros - The Rise and Fall of a British Grocery Giant (Paperback): Neil Tyler Sanders Bros - The Rise and Fall of a British Grocery Giant (Paperback)
Neil Tyler
R393 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R83 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Established in 1887, Sanders Bros. was the UK's largest chain of corn, flour, seed and general produce merchants in the 1920s, trading from 154 branches in 1925 in London and the surrounding area and with a stock market value higher than Marks & Spencer. With more retail stores than Sainsbury or Tesco, Sanders Bros. was also a significant manufacturer and distributor of biscuits and grocery and a major importer of spices and rice. Taken over by a group of investors, it was quickly broken up and its records destroyed in the 1950s. The story of this major business is reconstructed using published and personal sources, including family memories, photos and advertisements. This is the unique and previously untold story of a national food retail chain in the pre-supermarket era, and the lessons taught by its rise and fall.

Agricultural and Food Controversies - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback): F. Bailey Norwood, Michelle S.... Agricultural and Food Controversies - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback)
F. Bailey Norwood, Michelle S. Calvo-Lorenzo, Sarah Lancaster, Pascal A. Oltenacu
R337 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R49 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The public is more interested in agricultural and food issues than ever before, as is evident in the many agricultural controversies debated in the media. Why is it that some people embrace new agricultural technologies while others steadfastly defend traditional farming methods? Why do some prefer to buy food grown around the world while others patronize small, local farmers? In the debates about organic food, genetically modified organisms, and farm animal welfare, it is not always clear what the scientific literature actually says. To understand these controversies, the authors encourage readers to develop first an appreciation for why two equally intelligent and well-intentioned people can form radically different notions about food. Sometimes the disputes are scientific in nature, and sometimes they arise from conflicting ethical views. This book confronts the most controversial issues in agriculture by first explaining the principles of both sides of the debate, and then guiding readers through the scientific literature so that they may form their own educated opinions. Is food safe if the farm used pesticides, or are organic foods truly better for your health? Are chemical fertilizers sustainable, or are we producing cheap food today at the expense of future generations? What foods should we eat to have a smaller carbon footprint? Is genetically-modified food the key to global food security, and does it give corporations too much market power? Is the prevalence of corn throughout the food system the result of farm subsidies? Does buying local food stimulate the local economy? Why are so many farm animals raised indoors, and should antibiotics be given to livestock? These are the issues addressed in Agricultural and Food Controversies: What Everyone Needs to Know. While it doesn't claim to have all the answers, it provides a synthesis of research and popular opinions on both sides of these important issues, allowing readers to decide what they value and believe for themselves.

Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets - November 2019 (Paperback): Food and Agriculture Organization of the... Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets - November 2019 (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R1,404 Discovery Miles 14 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Food Outlook analyses trends and developments in the markets for cereals, the oilseeds complex, sugar, meat, dairy and fish products. From a global perspective, food commodity markets in 2019/20 should continue to be generally well supplied, with international prices remaining below their recent peaks. However, a fast changing trade environment along with outbreaks of important animal and plant diseases could pose challenges for global market stability. This edition's special focus is how the Banana fusarium wilt disease is affecting global banana markets.

The Survival Food Cookbook - A Step-by-Step Guide to Acquiring, Organizing, and Cooking Food Storage (300 recipes & Emergency... The Survival Food Cookbook - A Step-by-Step Guide to Acquiring, Organizing, and Cooking Food Storage (300 recipes & Emergency Food ). (Paperback)
Amian Trindle
R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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