Hungry City

Book Name : Hungry City_x000D_
How Food Shapes Our Lives

By by Carolyn Steel

Sub Title : How Food Shapes Our Lives

Written by : by Carolyn Steel

Subject Category : Academic Agriculture Architecture Political Science

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*Cities cover just 2% of the world's surface, but consume 75% of the world's resources *Global food production increased by 145% in the last 4 decades of the 20th century - yet an estimated 800 million people are still hungry *In 2005 British supermarkets sent half a million tonnes of edible food to landfill - the whole food sector put together sent 17 million tonnes *One quarter of the British population is obese - one in three meals we eat is a ready meal WHY? The relationship between food and cities is fundamental to our every day lives. Food shapes cities, and through them, it moulds us - along with the countryside that feeds us. The gargantuan effort necessary to feed cities arguably has a greater social and physical impact on us and our planet than anything else we do. Yet few of us are conscious of the process and we rarely stop to wonder how food reaches our plates. Hungry City examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, and reveals that we have yet to resolve a centuries-old dilemma - one which holds the key to a host of current problems, from obesity, the inexorable rise of the supermarkets, to the destruction of the natural world. Carolyn Steel follows food on its journey - from the land (and sea) to market and supermarket, kitchen to table, waste-dump and back again - exploring the historical roots and the contemporary issues at each stage of food's cycle. She shows how our lives and our environment are being manipulated but explains how we can change things for the better. Original, inspiring and written with infectious enthusiasm and belief, Hungry City illuminates an issue that is fundamental to us all. Random House; January 2013 ISBN 9781446496091 Read online, or download in secure EPUB format Title: Hungry City Author: Carolyn Steel Imprint: Vintage Digital Subject categories Academic Agriculture Architecture Political Science > City Planning & Urban Development Business > Consumer Behavior Science > Environmental Science Anthropology > Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology Food and Wine History Social Science > Social Issues Social Sciences Social Science > Sociology ISBNs 9780099531685 9781446496091 In The Press "'Absolutely crammed with eye-opening facts and figures, a hugely readable account of the part we individually play in a global problem. Highly Recommended'" About The Author Carolyn Steel is an architect, lecturer and writer. Since training at Cambridge, she has combined architectural practice with teaching and research into the everyday lives of cities, running design studios at the LSE, Metropolitan University and at Cambridge, where her lecture course 'Food and the City' is an established part of the degree programme. As well as being a director of Cullum and Nightingale Architects, she was a Rome scholar, has written for the architectural press, and has presented on the BBC's One Foot in the Past.

About The authore

Carolyn Steel is an architect, lecturer and writer. Since training at Cambridge, she has combined architectural practice with teaching and research into the everyday lives of cities, running design studios at the LSE, Metropolitan University and at Cambridge, where her lecture course 'Food and the City' is an established part of the degree programme. As well as being a director of Cullum and Nightingale Architects, she was a Rome scholar, has written for the architectural press, and has presented on the BBC's One Foot in the Past.

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Academic Agriculture Architecture Political Science - City Planning & Urban Development Business - Consumer Behavior Science - Environmental Science Anthropology - Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology Food and Wine History Social Science - Social Issues Social Sciences Social Science - Sociology

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9780099531685 - 9781446496091

In The Press:

"'Absolutely crammed with eye-opening facts and figures, a hugely readable account of the part we individually play in a global problem. Highly Recommended'"

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Vintage Digital

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