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Feeding the nine billion

in Food

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 8385 words.

By the year 2050, there will likely be over nine, perhaps even ten, billion people on Earth. How are we going to feed them all? ‘Feeding the nine billion’ asks whether we will have enough...

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Food

John Krebs.

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 144 pages.

Food: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of man's relationship with food, spanning from the time of our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. Food has...

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The gourmet ape

in Food

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 6596 words.

Is there such a thing as a ‘natural diet’? ‘The gourmet ape’ explores the diets of ancestral hominins, our closest relatives in the fossil record, and highlights the major changes in diet...

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I like it!

in Food

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 6984 words.

How did variations in cuisine originate? What influences our taste for certain foods over others? Are our preferences the result of culture, upbringing, genes, or are they learnt? ‘I like...

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When food goes wrong

John Krebs.

in Food

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 7234 words.

We expect our food to be relatively safe to eat. In the 21st century, in the Western world, consumers tend to be risk averse. ‘When food goes wrong’ considers when our food turns out to be...

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You are what you eat

John Krebs.

in Food

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 7312 words.

The biggest risks associated with our food are the contribution that it makes our likelihood of contracting major chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. ‘You...

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