Feeding the world: a challenge for the twenty-first century

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This book should be read, however, less for its conclusion than for its rich and highly informed discussion of all aspects of food production and consumption. This site uses cookies to improve your user experience.

Click here to learn more. In-depth analysis delivered weekly - Subscribe to our newsletter, featuring our editors' top picks from the past week. Sign in Subscribe. The evolutionary argument in favor of omnivory is even stronger. We now know that hunting for meat has an important place--nutritionally and socially--in the lives of both chimpanzee species. Diet made up primarily of plant foods but supplemented, especially seasonally, by meat is our evolutionary heritage, and strict herbivory is a culturally induced adaptation.

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The expensive-tissue hypothesis and considerations of practical satisfaction of protein requirements strengthen this conclusion. Dec 14, Nora rated it really liked it Recommended to Nora by: Dr. Shelves: non-fiction , food. Fascinating even if Smil was a little too meticulous going on and on ad nauseum.

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This is an eye opening read about how we are screwed in the next 50 years or so if things about our food production and consumption don't change. Or how much water and feed that a dairy cow requires and the resulting fossil fuels to get them to the dairy. Shocking and appalling.

Nov 09, Mariko Nakamura rated it really liked it Shelves: agriculture , non-fiction. Read this book for a class. A good broad overview that is strangely meticulous at times.

It has so many citations so looking a little further into something should be easy. But I have so many questions while reading this book. I liked the first half of the book much better than the second half, but you should at least pick up the important things in the second part.

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Feb 21, Harper rated it it was amazing. Technical but if you're an agriculture geek like me you'll like it. Talks about world hunger from a land use perspective.

Feeding the World: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press (), xxviii, pp. Reviewed by Dr. Vijoy S. Sahay, Department of Anthropology, University of Allahabad, At such a juncture, and at the very threshold of the new millennium, Vaclav Smil’s Feeding The World. Feeding the World: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century [Vaclav Smil] on liawamegasuc.cf *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A realistic yet encouraging.

Technical in terms of things like soils, political in terms of things like misuse of resources. Jan 17, James Hemby rated it really liked it. Skillfully researched with his characteristic 'full of facts' approach to world hunger, but as I find in many of Smil's numerous reviews, little new here.

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