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Food and Nutrition at Risk in America: Food Insecurity, Biotechnology, Food Safety, and Bioterrorism
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Sari Edelstein, Bonnie Gerald, Tamara Crutchley Bushell, and Craig Gunderson (2009)

Food Nutrition at Risk in America
addresses the major food and nutrition issues of our time. Each section covers the latest threats to our nation’s food systems, such as: international and unintentional contamination of the food supply, food insecurity issues within our borders, and the effect of crop manipulation on human health.

This ground-breaking and thought-provoking text offers readers the opportunity to consider the current status of food insecurity, biotechnology, food safety, and bioterrorism in America, as well as the types of assistance and policies needed in the future to ensure the health and welfare of Americans.

Key features:
  • Learning Objectives presented in each chapter,
  • Key Terms introduce the reader to keywords and concepts discussed in each section, and
  • Issues to Debate provide timely topics for further discussion.
315 pages, paperback.


Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword


Chapter 1: Is America at Risk?
Food Safety
Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Foods
Food Insecurity
Agro/Bioterrorism
Section One: Food Safety and Biotechnology
Chapter 2: Foodborne Illness-Causing Pathogens
Types of Pathogens: Bacteria
Types of Pathogens: Viruses
Types of Pathogens: Parasites
Emerging Pathogens
Resources
Chapter 3: Safety Issues in the US Food System
The Food System: Climate
The Food System: Soil
The Food System: Water
The Food System: Animals and Fish
The Food System: Plants
The Food System: Fungi
The Food System: Raw Ingredient to Food
Chapter 4: Food Safety Regulations and Programs
Traditional Inspection and Recalls
Chapter 5: Future Food Safety Initiatives and Biotechnology
Farm-to-Fork System
Public and Private Initiatives
Other Food Safety Processing Methods
Biotechnology
National and International Food Safety Initiatives
Section Two: Food Insecurity
Chapter 6: The Measurement of Food Insecurity in the United States
Background
Food Insecurity in the United States
Measuring the Extent, Depth, and Severity of Food Insecurity in the United States
Chapter 7: The Determinants of Food Insecurity in the United States
Characteristics of the Food Insecure in the United States
Determinants of Food Insecurity in the United States
Chapter 8: The Consequences of Food Insecurity in the United States
Description of the Differences in Health Outcomes by Food Insecurity Status for Children in the United States
Studies of the Consequences of Food Insecurity in the United States
Is There a Relationship between Food Insecurity and Childhood Obesity?
Chapter 9: Food Assistance Programs in the United States
Food Stamp Program
The Special Supplement Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC)
National School Lunch Program
National School Breakfast Program
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Section Three: Food and Bioterrorism
Chapter 10: Intentional and Unintentional Contamination of the Food Supply
Key Vulnerabilities in the Food Supply
Recognition of Foodborne Illnesses Associated with Intentional Contamination
Cases of Intentional Contamination Involving Food Items in the United States
Naturally Occurring Foodborne Disease in the United States
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks (FBDOs) in the United States Between 1983 and 2006
Chapter 11: Key Issues Associated with Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
Food Safety Begins on the Farm
Globalization of the Food Supply
Federal Oversight of Surveillance and Regulatory Control
Chapter 12: Principles and Application of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
The Seven HACCP Principles
Guidelines for the Application of the HACCP System
HACCP and Regulatory Oversight
Chapter 13: US Food Safety and Bioterrorism
What Government Agencies Are Doing to Improve Food Safety
What Academic Institutions Are Doing to Improve Food Safety
What the Food Industry Is Doing to Improve Food Safety
Index
 

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