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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...

Yüan Mei

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : 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...

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...

Keshan Disease

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Discovery and Characteristics of the Disease Keshan disease (KD) is a unique endemic cardiomyopathy in China with high incidence and mortality. Its etiology and pathogenesis...

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...

Ducks

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...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...

Amaranth

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...A robust annual herb with seeds as small as mustard seeds, amaranth belongs to the genus Amaranthus of the family Amaranthaceae, with 50 to 60 species scattered throughout the world in wild and domesticated forms. Most are weeds...

Food, Borders and Disease

The Handbook of Food and Anthropology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction In 1862, a ship from San Francisco arrived in Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) and unleashed a smallpox epidemic throughout British Columbia that killed an estimated...

Dumplings: The Commodification of Cannibalism and the Liminal Condition of Consumption

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...While international cinema is riddled with horror films exploring issues of food consumption and the taboos associated with what can and cannot be eaten—all in the service of implicitly advancing political and social commentary about...

Emerging Welfare Concerns in China

Henry Buller

Henry Buller is Professor of Geography at the University of Exeter, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emma Roe

Emma Roe is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Southampton, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Animal Welfare

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In this chapter, we continue our analysis of farm animal welfare beyond the UK. We build on the theme of the previous chapter, that closed with a discussion of how farm animal welfare is becoming established as a food industry concern...