||Palgrave series in bioethics and public policy
Palgrave series in bioethics and public policy. ^A1409551
||1. Introduction -- 2. The New Face of Food Insecurity -- 3. Consent and Exploitation -- 4. Obesity and Coercion -- 5. Moving Forward.
||This book argues that the factors contributing to obesity as a product of food insecurity have risen largely from the exploitation of vulnerable communities. In the past, food insecurity has been understood as primarily a matter of famine, hunger, and undernutrition. Such an understanding is no longer accurate: food insecurity is now also associated with obesity, the rates of which have increased dramatically in the past thirty years, particularly among lower-income communities and communities of color. This is likely the result of changes in the food system, including the reduction of access to fresh produce. Governments and intergovernmental bodies are therefore justified in more vigorously and directly intervening in the food system to ensure that communities have access to foods that contribute to better public health outcomes.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Source of description||Print version record.|
|Issued in other form||Print version: Loo, Clement. Food Insecurity, the Obesity Crisis, and Exploitation in the US Food System. New York : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015 9781137537041|
|ISBN||9781137537041 (electronic bk.)|
|ISBN||1137537043 (electronic bk.)|
|Stock number||com.springer.onix.9781137537041 Springer Nature|