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A new deal for school gardens
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Price: Free! Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
School gardens are run for a variety of reasons. Some that are gaining prominence in all parts of the world are the promotion of good diet, nutrition education, and the development of livelihood skills, together with the power to extend this learning beyond the school itself in a variety of ways. This educational focus can be an important long-term contributor to national health and food security.
Food Composition Data - Production, Management and Use
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Price: Free! Words: 90,090. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Studies of the relationship between diet and health have led to increased interest in the range of biologically active constituents present in foods that accompany the nutrients, and data for these constituents are often required, as are data for additives and contaminants. A well-designed data system can accommodate non-nutrient data.
Dietary protein quality evaluation in human nutrition
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Price: Free! Words: 23,370. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This report of the FAO Expert Consultation on Protein Quality Evaluation in Human Nutrition considers the effectiveness and concerns about the PDCAAS method for evaluating protein quality concerning the PDCAAS method. A new method of dietary quality evaluation called DIAAS is recommended for application in practice.
Panorama de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional 2013
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Price: Free! Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
La edición 2013 del Panorama de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional de América Latina y el Caribe muestra que durante los últimos años la región mantiene una trayectoria favorable en materia de crecimiento económico y protección social, en un contexto en que las economías de los países industrializados han experimentado crisis y, por lo general bajas tasas de crecimiento.
Facts and fatty acids in human nutrition
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Price: Free! Words: 68,330. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in their roles as technical agencies of the United Nations (UN), are charged with providing science-based guidance on food and nutrition to national governments and the international community.
The New World Crisis: Origins of the Second Cold War and World War III: Second Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
This is the second edition of The New World Crisis, a short history of the Second Cold War and, perhaps, the origins of the Third World War. Unlike traditional histories, it is intended to be a living document which I will regularly update to account for new developments and interpretations.
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014
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Price: Free! Words: 26,990. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.
World Livestock 2013 - Changing disease landscapes
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Price: Free! Words: 28,470. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Changing disease landscapes offers a comprehensive approach for the promotion of global health and gives greater emphasis on agro-ecological resilience, protection of biodiversity and efficient use of natural resources to ensure safer food supply chains.
Edible insects
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Price: Free! Words: 90,600. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This publication grew from a small effort in 2003 in the FAO Forestry Department to document the role of insects in traditional livelihood practices in Central Africa and to assess the impact of harvesting insects in their natural habitats on the sustainability of forests.
The State of Food and Agriculture 2013
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Price: Free! Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The State of Food and Agriculture 2013: Food systems for better nutrition argues that improving nutrition and reducing these costs must begin with food and agriculture.
Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
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Price: Free! Words: 48,140. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for FAO lay down the procedures for conserving plant genetic resources.These voluntary Standards set the benchmark for current scientific and technical best practices, and support the key international policy instruments for the conservation and use of plant genetic resources.
Save and grow: Cassava
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Price: Free! Words: 39,950. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
How FAO's Save and Grow model of agriculture can help make intensive cassava farming more productive, profitable and sustainable.
Milk and dairy products in human nutrition
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Price: Free! Words: 146,190. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Food Science
This publication is unique in drawing together information on nutrition, and dairy-industry development, providing a rich source of useful material on the role of dairy products in human nutrition and the way that investment in dairy-industry development has changed.
Women in the Making: Feminism Versus the Maker Culture
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Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory
A brief talk regarding the Maker Movement and its particularities, and how women can actively participate in this scenario. Several case studies are located in Canada, providing a quick overview of some aspects of the Canadian Maker Community in regards to the feminist movement and hacker spaces.
The Gospel of Inclusion
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Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Exploring Our Divine Family Tree - Who is included in God’s plan? Is it only the people like me? Is it only the people like you? What if we really are part of one divine family? What would that mean? How would we have to change? WARNING! Reading this book may lead you to (1) consider the possibility that we’re all God’s children and (2) do something about that. Proceed at your own risk!
The New World Crisis: Origins of the Second Cold War and World War III
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Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
We live in a time of crisis. In 2014, the dynamic of international affairs and tempo of events suddenly changed.But what is its nature ? Is it a second Cold War ? Or has World War III already begun and we are simply living through a ‘phony war’ ? This is an overview of the history of the new world crisis.
Love is Work: Hashtags About Love, Life and Everything in Between
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You set the price! Words: 33,730. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
This book, much like the one before it, is not only a collection of thoughts and musings that have been inspired by my own experiences and observations, but an exploration into the many debates and conversations I've had with others as we try to make sense
America Free Enterprise The True Racist
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Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global)
This book provides a serious critique of capitalism, especially the form practiced by the United States. The suggestion of the author is that America's Free Enterprise is at the root of the country's race problem...
Feminist Bloggers: The 2014 Collection
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Price: Free! Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory
This collection of 20 feminist essays by 8 authors, covers a broad range of topics from feminism as a political label, to rape culture, to various perspectives on education. This volume also includes several pieces about how marketing addresses women and how mass media represent them. Every essay was originally published as part of a blog series hoping to generate a discussion.
Indigenous Peoples and Tropical Biodiversity: Analytical Considerations for Conservation and Development
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Price: Free! Words: 23,170. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015 by Amakella Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Achieving environmental conservation and socioeconomic development is a challenging endeavor, particularly when we do not have the necessary tools to develop a clear understanding of the dynamic relationship between indigenous communities and biodiversity in tropical forests. This book provides elements that are crucial to understanding the changing nature of indigenous environmental behavior.