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Author Biesalski, Hans Konrad.

Title Hidden hunger / Hans Konrad Biesalski ; translated by Patrick O'Mealy
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013

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Contents Hunger: A Baseline Study of the Current Situation -- Hidden Hunger -- Causes of Hidden Hunger -- Trapped on the Hunger Carousel: Generation After Generation -- Quality Comes with a Price Tag: The Deadly Triangle of Economics, Hunger, and Child Development -- Ways Out of the Hunger Crisis? -- Strategies to Combat Hidden Hunger
Summary Hidden Hunger is an increasing problem even in developed countries, whose potential negative consequences on long-term health are often overlooked and underestimated. Chronic malnutrition is at the core of the global hunger challenge facing science, politics, and economics. In plain language and with moving examples, Hans K. Biesalski describes how hidden hunger affects human health long before malnutrition becomes obvious. Worldwide, over one third of deaths among children under 5 years of age is associated with malnutrition. As poverty is the main reason for hidden hunger, addressing this dire challenge requires long-term policies. Land grabbing and climate change seriously counteract a lot of efforts to overcome hidden hunger. This book is a highly impressive call to action. Investment in agriculture and in particular in small-scale farmers to improve subsistence farming are among the approaches suggested to reach a sustainable solution. The author is head of the department of biochemistry and nutrition and managing director of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. He is a member of numerous advisory and expert groups for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
Analysis Chemistry
Food science
Public health
Agriculture
Development Economics
Popular Science, general
chemie
voedselwetenschappen
food sciences
ontwikkelingseconomie
wetenschap
science
landbouw
volksgezondheid
Chemistry (General)
Chemie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Malnutrition.
Nutrition.
Hunger.
Food supply.
World health.
Hunger
Malnutrition
Food Supply
Global Health
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Malnutrition.
Pauvreté.
Faim.
Disponibilités alimentaires.
Pays en développement.
Pays développés.
Malnutrition.
Nutrition.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783642339509
3642339506
3642339492
9783642339493
1299197744
9781299197749
Other Titles Verborgene Hunger. English