Food systems and health
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Food systems and health book
Most people count this a blessing. Americans spend a smaller percentage of their income on food than any people in history – slightly less than 10 percent – and a smaller amount of their time preparing it: a mere thirty-one minutes a day on average, including clean-up. The supermarkets brim with produce summoned from every corner of the
Since the ﬁrst edition of this Reader was published major new areas of interest relate to urban food systems and public health. Many of us have come to realize that unsustainable patterns of development are embodied in the food we eat every day, the ways we are able to get physical activity into our lives, and our overall physical and mental health. Consequently communities are exploring ways to expand urban agriculture, improve availability of healthy food, rethink global food systems, and expand active living opportunities.