University of Alberta Press

Food Studies


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    "Traditional food production and food economies have changed drastically as a result of social, economic, and political influences. A decrease in subsistence production and consumption of country food and concomitant increase in imported and prepared food has brought increased health risks. But neither are country foods without risk, with impacts of contamination, climate, and cultural change. Contributions from a 5-year multi-disciplinary study examine the impacts of de... [READ MORE]
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    Food is an essential, irreplaceable ingredient in human well-being and survival. Food in Perspective presents the basic facts and issues about food in a simple, concise and readable form.
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    Promotes healthy eating habits and information on the benefits of traditional and selected market foods. Topics include past and present food patterns, healthy foods and nutrients, special diet principles for heart disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, and special needs for pregnancy and infant feeding, and elders.
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    The purpose of this cookbook is to provide nutritional meals from seasonally-available foods on the Belcher Islands--from marine mammals to fish, waterfowl and bird species, and locally-harvested berries and plants. Inuktitut and English.
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    This volume considers the question of food security (or insecurity) and various mechanisms affecting its sustainability. Issues vary between regions of the circumarctic, but many common themes emerge. The contributions provide the interim results of a multi-disciplinary research initiative.