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Nutritional and Health Aspects of Food in South Asian Countries
Author : Jamuna Prakash,Viduranga Waisundara,Vishweshwaraiah Prakash
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2020-03-02
ISBN 10 : 0128200111
Pages : 300 pages

Nutritional and Health Aspects of Food in South Asian Countries provides an analysis of traditional and ethnic foods from the South Asia Region, including India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Iran. The book addresses the history of use, origin, composition, preparation, ingredient composition, nutritional aspects, and the effects on the health of various foods and food products in each of these countries from the perspective of their Traditional and Ethnic Foods. In addition, the book presents local and international regulations and provides suggestions on how to harmonize regulations and traditional practices to promote safety and global availability of these foods.

Nutritional and Health Aspects of Food in Western Europe
Author : Susanne Braun,Christina Zübert,Dimitrios Argyropoulos,Francisco Javier Casado Hebrard
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2019-10-14
ISBN 10 : 0128131721
Pages : 268 pages

People were once restricted to food native to their region and produced locally. Today, however, food from any place in the world is available, or can be made available, anywhere else. Often there is no or very little information about the nutritional and health aspects of these foods. Nutrition and Health of Western European Foods: Traditional and Ethnic Diets is part of series that will cover the entire globe and is aimed at filling the knowledge gap from traditional and scientific points of view. This volume provides an analysis of traditional and ethnic foods from Western Europe, including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and Germany. It also addresses the history of use, composition, preparation, ingredient origin, nutritional aspects, and health effects of various foods and food products in each of these countries. Nutrition and Health of Western European Foods: Traditional and Ethnic Diets ultimately presents both local and international regulations, providing suggestions to harmonize these regulations and promote global availability of these foods. Analyzes nutritional and health claims related to western European foods Includes traditional and ethnic foods from Ireland, the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and Germany Explores both scientific and anecdotal diet-based health claims Examines if foods meet regulatory requirements, and how to remedy noncompliance Reviews the influence of historical eating habits on today’s diets

Advances in Probiotics for Sustainable Food and Medicine
Author : Gunjan Goel
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9811567956
Pages : 329 pages

Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure
Author : Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis,Shabd S. Acharya,Benjamin Davis
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2007-10-11
ISBN 10 : 0230589502
Pages : 368 pages

This volume discusses the significance of human rights approaches to food and the way it relates to gender considerations, addressing links between hunger and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, agricultural productivity and the environment.

Issues in Food and Health: 2011 Edition
Author : N.A
Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
Release Date : 2012-01-09
ISBN 10 : 1464966745
Pages : 420 pages

Issues in Food and Health / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Food and Health. The editors have built Issues in Food and Health: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Food and Health in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Food and Health: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Reshaping Agriculture for Nutrition and Health
Author : Shenggen Fan,Rajul Pandya-Lorch
Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Release Date : 2012
ISBN 10 : 0896296733
Pages : 213 pages

The fundamental purpose of agriculture is not just to produce food and raw materials, but also to grow healthy, well-nourished people. One of the sector’s most important tasks then is to provide food of sufficient quantity and quality to feed and nourish the world’s population sustainably so that all people can lead healthy, productive lives. Achieving this goal will require closer collaboration across the sectors of agriculture, nutrition, and health, which have long operated in separate spheres with little recognition of how their actions affect each other. It is time for agriculture, nutrition, and health to join forces in pursuit of the common goal of improving human well-being. In Reshaping Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, leading experts, practitioners, and policymakers explore the links among agriculture, nutrition, and health and identify ways to strengthen related policies and programs. The chapters in this book were originally commissioned as background papers or policy briefs for the conference “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health,” facilitated by the International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2020 Vision Initiative in New Delhi, India, in February 2011.

Eating, Drinking: Surviving
Author : Peter Jackson,Walter E.L. Spiess,Farhana Sultana
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-11-24
ISBN 10 : 3319424688
Pages : 105 pages

This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival. Written by international experts, each contribution is research-based but accessible to the general public.

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries: Policies for health, nutrition, food consumption, and poverty
Author : Per Pinstrup-Andersen,Fuzhi Cheng
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9780801475542
Pages : 259 pages

The first volume of case studies designed to complement the textbook "Food Policy for Developing Countries" by Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II.

Agriculture, Trade, and Regionalism in South Asia
Author : Dean DeRosa,Kumaresan Govindan
Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 0896296148
Pages : 329 pages

Like many other regional groups, the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)—Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka—have taken steps toward forming a regional free trade area. Will the SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement (SAPTA) offer the substantial economic benefits, including food security, that South Asian leaders expect? This quantitative analysis compares the economic results of SAPTAwith two other trade liberalization schemes, (1) more liberal trade between SAARCand the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries, and (2) more liberal trade between SAARC and the world.

Food Sovereignty and Uncultivated Biodiversity in South Asia
Author : Farhad Mazhar,Daniel Buckles,P. V. Satheesh
Publisher : Academic Foundation
Release Date : 2007
ISBN 10 : 9788171886142
Pages : 75 pages

Includes a DVD entitled "Diversity and Food Sovereignty" a collection of three farmer-made films and their message.

Regional Cooperation for Sustainable Food Security in South Asia
Author : Nagesh Kumar,Joseph George
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2019-08-02
ISBN 10 : 1000698459
Pages : 258 pages

This volume foregrounds the importance of regional cooperation in the context of food security challenges in South Asia. South Asia holds the key to global achievement of SDG targets of ending hunger and malnutrition – it accounts for nearly one-third of food-insecure people on the planet, with every third child suffering from stunting due to malnutrition. Similar food preferences, production systems, and the transboundary nature of agrarian ecosystems call for coordinated action by South Asian countries, complementing national actions dealing with food security challenges. In this volume, leading experts discuss the perspectives of key South Asian countries in leveraging regional cooperation for addressing food security challenges and reflect on the potential of cooperative actions in different areas. The book proposes a ten-point regional policy agenda covering cooperation for combatting climate change, regional trade liberalization, operationalization of regional food reserves, leveraging technology, sharing of good practices, regional institution building, coordinated positions in multilateral trade negotiations, addressing trans-boundary outbreak of livestock diseases, strengthening food safety standards, and the management of shared natural resources. A key volume on accomplishing SDGs in the South Asian context, this book will be of immense interest to policy makers, researchers, and development practitioners. It is also essential reading for scholars and researchers in the areas of development studies, South Asia studies, food security, environment and sustainability.

Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis
Author : Suresh Babu,Shailendra N. Gajanan,Prabuddha Sanyal
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2014-02-13
ISBN 10 : 0124059090
Pages : 648 pages

Food insecurity, the lack of access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life, continues to be a growing problem as populations increase while the world economy struggles. Formulating effective policies for addressing these issues requires thorough understanding of the empirical data and application of appropriate measurement and analysis of that information. Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis, Second Edition has been revised and updated to include hands-on examples and real-world case studies using the latest datasets, tools and methods. Providing a proven framework for developing applied policy analysis skills, this book is based on over 30 years of food and nutrition policy research at the International Food Policy Research Institute and has been used worldwide to impart the combined skills of statistical data analysis, computer literacy and their use in developing policy alternatives. This book provides core information in a format that provides not only the concept behind the method, but real-world applications giving the reader valuable, practical knowledge. Updated to address the latest datasets and tools, including STATA software, the future of policy analysis Includes a new chapter on program evaluation taking the reader from data analysis to policy development to post-implementation measurement Identifies the proper analysis method, its application to available data and its importance in policy development using real-world scenarios Over 30% new content and fully revised throughout

Indigenous Fermented Foods of South Asia
Author : V.K. Joshi
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2016-01-05
ISBN 10 : 143988790X
Pages : 916 pages

Indigenous Fermented Foods of South Asia covers the foods of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and Afghanistan. For each type of food, its microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, quality, and nutritional value is covered in depth.The book discusses numerous topics including various types of fermented foods, their o

South Asian Economic Development
Author : Moazzem Hossain,Iyanatul Islam,Associate Professor of Economics Iyanatul Islam,Reza Kibria
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 1999
ISBN 10 : 9780415122870
Pages : 272 pages

The notion that South Asian economies have tended to be less successful than those of East Asia is critically examined and the reasons why discussed. Countries covered include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Key issues examined: * agriculture and rural development * labour market and human resource development * trade and industry policies * foreign investment and technological capabilities * foreign aid and economic development * financial development and economic performance * poverty, inequality and economic development * regional economic co-operation * 'green' development.

Health Policy Research in South Asia
Author : Abdo Yazbeck,David H. Peters
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release Date : 2003-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780821355312
Pages : 428 pages

South Asia is a region of contrasts, with impressive technological achievements but also more than 40 percent of the world's poor. These contrasts are evident in the health sector, which demonstrates large variations in health, nutrition, and fertility outcomes.'Health Policy Research in South Asia' showcases some of the innovative qualitative and quantitative research methodologies being used in South Asia to provide empirical guidance for health sector reform and policy development. The four research areas presented are analysis of inequality, expenditure analysis, private sector analysis, and consumer and provider perspectives.Salient themes emerge from the 12 health policy research activities reviewed and emphasize the importance of strengthening local capacity and building ownership: • Governments can and should distribute subsidies in the health sector more efficiently and effectively. • The private sector, which dominates service delivery in most of South Asia, requires a different set of public sector policy instruments. • Informed consumers/citizens can and should play an important role in influencing health service delivery. • Empirical research can and should provide policymakers with some of the tools needed to improve and monitor the performance of the sector. This book will be of interest to health sector policymakers and analysts, to academics and students in public health and health economics, and to anyone with an interest in the impact ofhealth policy on development.

Poverty and gender aspects of food safety and informal markets in sub-Saharan Africa
Author : Grace, D.,Roesel, K.,Lore, T.
Publisher : ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
Release Date : 2014-09-18
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages

Nutritional and Health Aspects of Food in Nordic Countries
Author : Veslemøy Andersen,Eirin Bar,Gun Wirtanen
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2018-09-18
ISBN 10 : 0128094567
Pages : 275 pages

Nutritional and Health Aspects of Food in Nordic Countries provides an analysis of traditional and ethnic foods from the Nordic countries, including Norway (and Svalbard), Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands). The book addresses the history of use, origin, composition and preparation, ingredient origin, nutritional aspects, and the effects on health for various foods and food products in each of these countries. In addition, readers will find local and international regulations and suggestions on how to harmonize regulations to promote global availability of these foods. Provides insight into the varieties of food and food products available in the Nordic countries Presents nutritional and health claims that are either based on opinion and/or experience, on scientific evidence, or on both Contains a framework to determine whether these northern European foods meet local and international regulatory requirements Offers strategies to remedy those foods that do not meet local and international regulatory requirements

Bamboo Shoot
Author : Nirmala Chongtham,Madho Singh Bisht
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2020-10-27
ISBN 10 : 1000202178
Pages : 264 pages

Bamboo is an ordinary plant with extraordinary properties. With its high growth rate and self-renewing ability, bamboo’s sustainability is unparalleled. Bamboo is an important resource for a healthy planet, and its shoots hold manifold nutritional benefits. Based on 18 years of research, Bamboo Shoot: Superfood for Nutrition, Health and Medicine details health-promoting bioactive compounds found in bamboo and offers practical guidance on how this vegetable, bamboo shoot, is used for food fortification. Already a delicacy in many Asian countries, bamboo shoots aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Exploring the tradition and culture of bamboo in Asian countries, this book also provides information on the science behind the nutritional value of bamboo shoots. Written by individuals with expertise in bamboo shoot nutrition and fully illustrated in colour, this book reveals the antioxidant activity of bamboo shoots and discusses the potential for bamboo to be used as an ingredient in functional foods and nutraceuticals. This highly practical book discusses processing and packaging of shoots for long term storage and using bamboo in the development of novel food products. Features: Elucidates the nutrients and phytochemicals in over 30 bamboo species and includes a glossary of scientific names Highlights the nutraceutical and antioxidant properties of bamboo Describes novel healthy food products fortified with bamboo shoots and provides food recipes using bamboo Explains how bamboo can help countries achieve their sustainable development goals, from poverty reduction, food security, improved nutrition and prevention of diseases to climate change mitigation and inclusive green economic development Aimed at professionals in the nutrition and food processing industry, this book appeals to those with an interest in incorporating bamboo into a healthier lifestyle. Endorsements This is a unique book interestingly crafted to highlight the important nutritional, health and medicinal aspects of Bamboo, an area that is greatly underexplored. It will bring awareness that bamboo shoots are a low calorie, high fibre nutritious vegetable packed with vitamins and minerals. - Prof. Cherla Sastry, Founding Director General INBAR and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Canada This book brings a series of answers to all questions related to bamboo as a superfood [and will] enlighten readers how to transform bamboo shoots using either traditional or modern techniques, how to package them and how to use them as a functional and nutraceutical food. It also provides a series of cooking recipes for healthy eating while we enjoy our food. - Ximena Londoño, Founder, A Bamboo and Guadua Paradise, Colombia

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
Author : Ann M. Coulston,Carol J. Boushey,Mario Ferruzzi,Linda Delahanty
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2017-04-28
ISBN 10 : 0128029471
Pages : 1072 pages

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, Fourth Edition, is a compilation of current knowledge in clinical nutrition and an overview of the rationale and science base of its application to practice in the prevention and treatment of disease. In its fourth edition, this text continues the tradition of incorporating new discoveries and methods related to this important area of research Generating and analyzing data that summarize dietary intake and its association with disease are valuable tasks in treating disease and developing disease prevention strategies. Well-founded medical nutrition therapies can minimize disease development and related complications. Providing scientifically sound, creative, and effective nutrition interventions is both challenging and rewarding. Two new chapters on metabolomics and translational research, which have come to be used in nutrition research in recent years. The new areas of study are discussed with the perspective that the application of the scientific method is by definition an evolutionary process. A new chapter on Genetics and Diabetes which reviews the latest research on causal genetic variants and biological mechanisms responsible for the disease, and explores potential interactions with environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle. Includes all major "omics" – the exposome, metabolomics, genomics, and the gut microbiome. Expands the microbiota portions to reflect complexity of diet on gut microbial ecology, metabolism and health

South Asia
Author : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2006
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages