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Food insecurity, the obesity crisis, and exploitation in the US food system / Clement Loo, Robert A. Skipper, Jr.

Author/creator Loo, Clement author.
Other author/creatorSkipper, Robert A., Jr., author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Description1 online resource.
Supplemental Content ProQuest Ebook Central
Series Palgrave series in bioethics and public policy
Palgrave series in bioethics and public policy. ^A1409551
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The New Face of Food Insecurity -- 3. Consent and Exploitation -- 4. Obesity and Coercion -- 5. Moving Forward.
Abstract 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 noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Loo, Clement. Food Insecurity, the Obesity Crisis, and Exploitation in the US Food System. New York : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015 9781137537041
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2017943643
ISBN9781137537041 (electronic bk.)
ISBN1137537043 (electronic bk.)
Standard identifier# 10.1057/978-1-137-53704-1
Stock numbercom.springer.onix.9781137537041 Springer Nature

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