Restrictions on fast-food chain restaurants in South Los Angeles are not addressing the main differences between neighborhood food environments and are unlikely to improve the diet of residents or reduce obesity.
This paper reviews documented changes in the food environment, changes in the physical activity environment and the mechanisms through which people respond to these environments, often without conscious awareness or control.
Childhood overweight has increased rapidly over the last two decades. Energy-dense foods are cheaper per calorie, which could be a partial explanation for why the highest rates of obesity are observed among groups of limited economic means.
Hispanic youth are likely to attend schools surrounded by convenience stores, restaurants, or off-licenses. Middle schools have fewer surrounding businesses than high schools, and larger schools have fewer surrounding businesses than smaller schools.
This research brief summarizes information about perennial polyculture farming and discusses its potential for reducing worldwide hunger and malnutrition, reversing environmental degradation, and redressing the loss of biodiversity.
Ideally, improved agricultural practices should continue to increase food production while reducing environmental damage and other undesirable effects of current methods. Perennial polyculture farming could be an important step toward realizing that goal.
Investigates the circumstances and processes required to establish the new ''Gene Revolution'' in which genetically modified crops are tailored to address chronic agricultural problems in specific regions of the world.
The U.S. agriculture sector and the food industry in general have received little attention with respect to protection against terrorist incidents. How are livestock and produce vulnerable? What would the consequences of an agroterrorism attack be?
A discussion of the developments proposed after the 1953 Soviet agricultural reforms to reduce the importance of private production in total food supply. In particular, this study discusses USSR plans to increase the production of specific crops and ...
Education B.S.F.S. in international politics, Georgetown University; M.A. in national security and strategic studies, Naval War College; M.A. in food studies, Chatham University; M.B.A. in business administration, Chatham University