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The Resource Food fortification : the evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food, by Mark Lawrence

Food fortification : the evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food, by Mark Lawrence

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Food fortification : the evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food
Title
Food fortification
Title remainder
the evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Lawrence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Food Fortification: the Evidence, Ethics, and Politics of Adding Nutrients to Food critically analyses mandatory food fortification as a technology for protecting and promoting public health. Increasing numbers of foods fortified with novel amounts and combinations of nutrients are being introduced into the food supplies of countries around the world to raise populations' nutrient intakes. It is a technology that is becoming more widely used to tackle a variety of public health problems such as micronutrient malnutrition. Food fortification policies and programmes are controversial. There are disputes over the ethics of food fortification as everyone who consumes fortified foods will be exposed to raised levels of nutrients irrespective of whether they will gain any benefit and often without their knowledge. Also, there are contested views about the evidence that is available to inform such activities. This book discusses the findings from a research investigation into three topical case studies of mandatory food fortification: universal salt iodization to help prevent iodine deficiency disorders; mandatory flour fortification with folic acid to help reduce the risk of neural tube defects; and mandatory milk fortification with vitamin D to help prevent vitamin D deficiency. Each case study is assessed for its public health benefits, risks, and ethical considerations and is analysed to help explain how and why food fortification policies are being made. The insights from this research are used to identify opportunities for strengthening decision-making for food fortification policies and programs into the future to help protect and promote public health
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawrence, Mark
Dewey number
614.44
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX553.A3
LC item number
L39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
QU 145.5
NLM item number
L422f 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food additives
  • Food additives
  • Enriched foods
  • Iodized salt
  • Endemic goiter
  • Endemic goiter
  • Neural tube
  • Folic acid in human nutrition
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Food Additives
  • Food, Fortified
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Folic Acid
  • Nutritive Value
  • Sodium Chloride, Dietary
  • Vitamin D
Label
Food fortification : the evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food, by Mark Lawrence
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. 1. The evidential, ethical, and political underpinnings of food fortification. Food fortification evidence and ethics -- Food fortification politics: the actors, activities, and agendas -- Investigating food fortification -- pt. 2. The case studies. Case study 1: Universal salt iodisation -- Case study 2: Mandatory flour fortification with folic acid -- Case study 3: Mandatory milk fortification with vitamin D -- pt. 3. Insights from the past and present, and a view to the future. Insights for food fortification and public health -- A view to the future
Control code
811729046
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780199691975
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012538985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Food fortification : the evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food, by Mark Lawrence
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. 1. The evidential, ethical, and political underpinnings of food fortification. Food fortification evidence and ethics -- Food fortification politics: the actors, activities, and agendas -- Investigating food fortification -- pt. 2. The case studies. Case study 1: Universal salt iodisation -- Case study 2: Mandatory flour fortification with folic acid -- Case study 3: Mandatory milk fortification with vitamin D -- pt. 3. Insights from the past and present, and a view to the future. Insights for food fortification and public health -- A view to the future
Control code
811729046
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780199691975
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012538985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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