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Beriberi

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...The complex of clinical disturbances long known as beriberi has been recognized since early in the twentieth century as arising because of a deficiency of thiamine. Like others in the group of B vitamins, thiamine has essential coenzyme...

Keshan Disease

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Discovery and Characteristics of the DiseaseKeshan disease (KD) is a unique endemic cardiomyopathy in China with high incidence and mortality. Its etiology and pathogenesis are not as yet completely clear. In the winter...

Mung and the Vignas: India

Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beans : A History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book chapter

...India provides one of the few historical exceptions to the rule that beans are associated with poverty. As we have seen, there are some minor beans that are only eaten during famines or that are considered inferior, but in general...

Yüan Mei

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 3 : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Yüan Mei (1715–1797) is beyond all question the most popular writer of modern times. At the early age of nine he was inspired with a deep love for poetry, and soon became an adept at the art. Graduating in 1739, he was shortly afterwards...

Ducks

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...The mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, is the most ubiquitous taxon in the subfamily Anatinae of the family Anatidae. It is the ancestor of most domestic ducks, the males of which still sport the ancestral curling feathers of the upper tail...

Eating Vegetarian in Vietnam

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

...I thought of calling this text about my encounters and experiences with vegetarianism in Vietnam, “How I became ‘gay’ in Saigon.” Then I thought it would not work, not simply because I am not gay, but because I could just as well have...

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...
...Artists as farmers, artists on land, artists as food-and-land activists are all a part of a world-wide phenomenon connected to urbanization and food movements. On many continents artists and farmers find themselves on the economic...

Food, Commensality and Caste in South Asia

The Handbook of Food and Anthropology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction Das, a Tamil Brahmin and my sometime research assistant, was candidly recounting to me his relationship, forty years previously, with a Dalit Dalit...

Eurasia: The Mongols—An Empire Built on Drinking

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Never-Ending Feast : The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...At the entrance to the Palace of Mangu Khan at Caracarum … there was … a great silver tree at the foot of which are four silver lions having a spout and all pouring forth mare’s white milk. Four spouts are introduced in the tree at its top,...