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Environmental nutrition : connecting health and nutrition with environmentally sustainable diets / edited by Joan Sabaté.

Sabaté, Joan, (editor.).
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Subject: Environmental health.
Diet > Environmental aspects.
Nutrition > Environmental aspects.
Sustainable living.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780128116616
  • ISBN: 0128116617
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: London, United Kingdom ; Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Intro; Title page; Table of Contents; Copyright; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Part 1: Introduction; Chapter 1: The diet, health, and environment trilemma; Abstract; Introduction; The increased use of natural resources; Planetary boundaries; Health and food systems: From infectious disease to chronic disease; Conclusion; Chapter 2: Food systems: Description and trends; Abstract; Introduction; Ancient agriculture; Traditional agriculture; Modern agriculture; Industrial agriculture; Sustainable food systems and the future; Globalized food system; Conclusions
Chapter 3: The environmental nutrition modelAbstract; Introduction; The background of industrial agriculture; Basic food system model; The environmental nutrition model; Applications of the model; Organization of the following book chapters; Part 2: Global Challenges for Environmental Nutrition; Chapter 4: Natural resource constraints on the food system; Abstract; Introduction; Water constraints; Energy constraints; Ecological constraints; Discussion; Chapter 5: Unsustainable societal demands on the food system; Abstract; Acknowledgments; Introduction
What are the unsustainable demands placed on the food system?What drives unsustainable demands on the food system?; Conclusion; Chapter 6: Food production and dietary patterns; Abstract; Introduction; Food systems resources inputs; Food system resource outputs; Food systems drivers and consequences; Global impact of food systems; Lifecycle assessment; Dietary patterns, health, and equity; Physical health; Nutritional adequacy; Food security and federal assistance programs; Food waste; Food safety; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Environmental degradation-An undesirable output of the food system
AbstractIntroduction; Air-Greenhouse gases; Water-Nitrogen and phosphorus; Soil-Quality issues; Biota-Pesticides and microbes; Biota-Genes and biodiversity; Discussion and conclusions; Part 3: Tools and Approaches; Chapter 8: Environmental nutrition and LCA; Abstract; Goal and scope; Life cycle inventory; Life cycle impact assessment; Interpretation; Conclusions; Part 4: Defining Healthy and Sustainable Diets and their Potential to Address Environmental Nutrition Challenges; Chapter 9: Calculating GHG impacts of meals and menus using streamlined LCA data; Abstract; Introduction; Approach
Food GWP hierarchy and rules of thumbDetailed GWP values and streamline calculations of meal plans; Protein and developing a delicious low GWP menu; To make headway, focus on cuisine, not ingredients; A side about food waste; Caution in using the results and further research; Conclusion; Chapter 10: Determinants of sustainable diets; Abstract; Introduction; The four determinants of a sustainable diet; Processed versus whole foods; Imported versus in-season; Waste versus efficiency; Plant versus animal foods; Conclusion
Summary: Environmental Nutrition: Connecting Health and Nutrition with Environmentally Sustainable Diets explores the connection between diet, environmental sustainability and human health. Current food systems are a major contributor to our most pressing health and environmental issues, including climate change, water scarcity, food insecurity and chronic diseases. This book not only seeks to increase our understanding of the interrelatedness of these major global issues, but also aids in the creation of new solutions. Sections discuss the diet, the health and environment trilemma, food systems and their trends, environmental nutrition as an all-encompassing discipline, and the environmental nutrition model.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 5, 2019).
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