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The argument from rights

Kerry Walters

Kerry Walters is William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy at Gettysburg College, PA, USA, where he also co-founded the Peace and Justice Studies program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vegetarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...What sort of dinner is not costly for which a living creature loses its life? Do we hold a life cheap? It is not an act of kindness to treat animals respectfully. It is an act of justice. In his book Dominion: The Power...

Vitamin K and Vitamin K–Dependent Proteins

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The term “vitamin K” was first introduced by Henrik Dam in 1935, following discovery of a fat-soluble substance that could prevent bleeding (Dam 1935, 1964). During the years 1928 to 1930, Dam conducted studies on the cholesterol metabolism...

Nonfoods as Dietary Supplements

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Food: A substance (of natural origin) ingested to maintain life and growth. Diet: The habitual pattern of consumption of food and drink. Supplement: That which supplies a deficiency or fulfills...

Bread/dead

Scott Cutler Shershow

Scott Cutler Shershow is Professor of English at University of California, Davis, USA. He is the author of five books, including Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The gospel of many recent diet books has been aptly summarized as being “bread, the staff of life, is really the staff of death.”Levinovitz, Gluten Lie, 26. Levinovitz, Gluten Lie, 26.Strangely enough, however, the expression “staff...

Epilogue: Destabilizing Patriarchal Consumption

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is the author of numerous books, including the seminal The Sexual Politics of Meat (Bloomsbury Revelations). She is the co-editor of several path-breaking anthologies, including most recently Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (co-edited with Lori Gruen, Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Carol J. Adams Reader (2016). Her work is the subject of two recent anthologies, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women of Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat, in which a new generation of feminists, artists, and activists respond to Adams' groundbreaking work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sexual Politics of Meat : A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The eating of animal flesh, an easy matter of course for most people unless made complex by ritual warnings, may yet turn out to be a problem of psycho-social evolution when humankind comes to review and reassess the inner and outer...

Nutrition and Mental Development

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Most research on nutrition and human mental development has focused on protein–energy malnutrition (PEM), which consists of deficits in energy and protein as well as other nutrients (Golden 1988). But there is also an extensive literature...

Phosphorus

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Phosphorus (abbreviated as P) is a highly toxic element, which, when it occurs in the form of a phosphate salt, becomes a nutrient essential for human health. Phosphates are found in practically every type of food and, consequently...

Food Sensitivities: Allergies and Intolerances

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Foods and beverages contain nutrients that are essential to human life, but they also contain elements that, for some individuals, may be harmful to health or even life-threatening. Foods and beverages may cause adverse reactions when...

Lactose Intolerance

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Lactose is a disaccharide composed of linked molecules of the simple sugars glucose and galactose. Dietary lactose is obtained almost exclusively from milk. Infants and young children digest lactose with an enzyme,lactase, which splits...

Potassium

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Potassium (K) is found in virtually all aerobic cells and is essential to life. It is the third most abundant element in the human body (after calcium and phosphorus) and the eighth most abundant element in the earth’s crust, with a mass...