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Africa South from the Sahara

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Describing the principal sources of food for the inhabitants of Africa south from the Sahara is a relatively easy task. Most diets are dominated by products made from a single staple crop, and there are not all that many of them. Maize...

History, Diet, and Hunter-Gatherers

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...In the years since 1960 there has been a dramatic change in our perception of the diet, nutrition, and health of “hunter-gatherers,” who constitute the world’s smallest, most “primitive,” and presumably oldest-style societies. The Hobbesian...

Kola Nut

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Kola nut is an important stimulant and masticatory in Africa. It is about the size of a walnut or a chestnut and varies in color from dark red to creamy white (Chevalier and Perrot 1911; Cohen 1966; Agiri 1972; Lovejoy 1977–8, 1980)....

Sorghum

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Grain sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor [Linn.] Moench) is a native African cereal now also widely grown in India, China, and the Americas. Sorghum ranks fifth in world cereal grain production, and fourth in value (after rice...

Maize and Grace: History, Corn, and Africa’s New Landscapes, 1500–1999

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...For comments on an earlier draft of this paper at the Yale University Colloquium on Agrarian Studies I am particularly grateful to Robert Harms, Enrique Meyer, Eric Worby, and Cassandra Moseley. Jean Hay and Sara Berry also read drafts...

Access to food

Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner has been analyzing, writing about and commenting on European and international agriculture and food policy developments for more than thirty years. Notable publications include European Agriculture: Policies, Production and Trade, Growing Pains: New Europe and the CAP in The Perfect Union? New Europe and the EU (edited by Roger Gough) and A Guide to the Reformed CAP. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Global food futures : Feeding the world in 2050

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The reason why too many people do not have enough food is not merely a matter of production; an equal or greater cause of hunger is the problem of access to food. Too many people do not have the means to buy the minimum amount of food...
...Introduction Since the 1980s, supermarket retail has expanded dramatically, affecting diets and livelihoods around the world. This process represents fundamental...

Brothers in Faith: Islamic Food Activism in Egypt

Food Activism : Agency, Democracy and Economy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Food, Faith, and Activism The Society of the Muslim Brotherhood is the oldest and largest Islamist movement in Egypt. It was established in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, a primary school teacher. From the start Hassan al-Banna demanded...

Observer, Critic, Activist: Anthropological Encounters with Food Insecurity

The Handbook of Food and Anthropology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Anthropology, Human Rights and Activism After the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was published, and until the mid-1980s, anthropologists showed little interest in human rights. Then followed a time...

The Beginnings of Agriculture: The Ancient Near East and North Africa

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The Sumerians may have said it best: “Food: That’s the thing! Drink: That’s the thing!” (Gordon 1959: 142). From bread and beer to wine and cheese, the people of the ancient Near East and North Africa developed a rich cuisine based on a set...