Nutrition

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Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture
Rifkin, Jeremy
Book
1993
By consuming thousands of acres of North American grain, "cattle production and beef consumption now rank among the gravest threats to the future well-being of the Earth".
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Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
The Crooked Path to Good Eating
Book
1977
This nutrition handbook explains that today's large chain supermarkets stock over 10,000 items from which we must choose to get the most for our food dollar, both nutritionally and economically.
Fed Up
Soechtig, Stephanie
Film
2014
An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.
Food Fanatics
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Ill-informed dogmatism has no place in a healthy lifestyle.
Human Ecology: Issues in the North
Riewe, R ; Oakes, J
Book
1992
Israel's starvation diet for Gaza
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2012
Israel’s calculating of daily caloric needs shows how it manages the lives of Palestinians in Gaza in almost microscopic detail.
Marx as a Food Theorist
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revoluti...
Nutrition and Underdevelopment
Carson, Guy et al.
Article
1977
A booklet that attempts to show that hunger, on a world-wide scale, is not the result of food scarcity alone but rather a symptom of an unjust world economic system.
Radical Digressions 3
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2001
Real Food For A Change: Bringing Nature, Joy and Justice to the Table
Roberts, Wayne; McRae, Rod; and Stahlbrand, Lori
Book
1999
The three authors of this book argue that people need to avoid Industrial food-making. Instead, people in Canada must turn to organic farming to produce their own food. It is good for economy and go...
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
Singer, Peter; Mason, Jim
Book
2006
The authors make a case for how people's everyday food choices affect others' lives.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Center for Science in the Public Interest
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to pr...
City Farmer
City Farmer encourages urban dwellers to pull up a patch of lawn and plant some vegetables, kitchen herbs and fruit. The website is a collection of stories about City Farmer's work in Vancouver, Canad...
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
EarthSave Canada
EARTHSAVE CANADA is a Vancouver-based registered charity. We advocate the move towards a more whole food, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward animal...
Farm Radio Weekly
Campaigns against hunger and disease in Africa and elsewhere through informative, educational radio information broadcasts.
Infact Canada/Infant Feeding Action Coalition
To promote better infant and maternal health by protecting breastfeeding and fostering appropriate infant feeding practices in Canada and internationally.
Ontario Public Health Association
To enhance the health of all the people of Ontario and to eliminate all preventable health problems.
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.
Ram's Horn
A watchdog report on food issues and the agribusiness industry.
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
UNICEF Canada
To raise funds to help ensure the survival, growth and long term development of the world's children.

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Canadian Beverage Association
The Canadian Beverage Association represents beverage manufacturers, distributors, franchise houses and industry suppliers that manufacture and distribute more than 60 brands of juices/juice drinks, bottled waters, sports drinks, ...
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Offers a four-year, full-time professional program in naturopathic medicine. CCNM educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors (NDs) through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind,...
canfitpro
canfitpro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Founded in 1993, canfitpro delivers accessible, quality education, certifications, conferences, trade shows and membership services.
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve ...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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Diet (nutrition)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.
Food & Nutrition Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to food and nutrition in the Sources directory for the media.
Healthy diet
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve health.
Human nutrition
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Human nutrition is the provision to humans to obtain the materials necessary to support life.
Malnutrition
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Malnutrition is the insufficient, excessive or imbalanced consumption of nutrients.
Medicine Wars Will Alternative and Mainstream Medicine Ever Be Friends
Seidman, Barry F.
2001
In the wake of dozens of new and complementary medicines flooding both the marketplace and some hospitals, which path will medicine take?
Nutrient
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A nutrient is a chemical that an organism needs to live and grow or a substance used in an organism's metabolism which must be taken in from its environment.
Nutrigenomics
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Nutrigenomics is the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression.
Nutrition
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Obesity
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.