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    Riccardo Valentini, John L. Sievenpiper, Marta Antonelli, Katarzyna Dembska, editors.
    Summary: This publication offers a systemic analysis of sustainability in the food system, taking as its framework the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations. Targeted chapters from experts in the field cover main challenges in the food system and propose methods for achieving long term sustainability. Authors focus on how sustainability can be achieved along the whole food chain and in different contexts. Timely issues such as food security, climate change and migration and sustainable agriculture are discussed in depth. The volume is unique in its multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach. Chapter authors come from a variety of backgrounds, and authors include academic professors, members of CSO and other international organizations, and policy makers. This plurality allows for a nuanced analysis of sustainability goals and practices from a variety of perspectives, making the book useful to a wide range of readers working in different areas related to sustainability and food production. The book is targeted towards the academic community and practitioners in the policy, international cooperation, nutrition, geography, and social sciences fields. Professors teaching in nutrition, food technology, food sociology, geography, global economics, food systems, agriculture and agronomy, and political science and international cooperation may find this to be a useful supplemental text in their courses.

    Intro; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Part I: Current Issues; Understanding the Global Food System; 1 Introduction; 2 Nutrition Challenges; 2.1 Nutritional Challenges in the SDGs; 3 Food and the Environment; 3.1 Food and the Environment in the SDGs; 4 Food Loss and Waste; 4.1 Food Loss and Waste in the SDGs; 5 The Pathway Towards Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems; References; Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: The World After the Paris Agreement; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Climate Change and Agriculture 1.2 The Paris Agreement: Implications for the Agriculture Sector2 A Paradigm Shift in Agriculture: From Carbon Source to Sink; 2.1 Demand-Side Drivers of a Sustainable Food System; 2.2 Solutions and Tools; 3 Conclusions; References; Drivers of Migration in the Trans-Mediterranean Region: The Likely Role of Climate Change and Resource Security in the Geopolitical Context; 1 Introduction; 2 Climate Change Assessments: An Overview; 3 The Trans-Mediterranean Migration Routes; 4 Data and Methods; 4.1 Geographical Context; 4.2 Methods and Data for the Historical and Future Analysis; 4.2.1 Climate 2 The Roles of the Eco-Agri-Food System in Disease Incidence2.1 Hunger-Related Morbidity, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Disorders; 2.1.1 Extent; 2.1.2 Some Societal Costs; 2.1.3 The Role of Diets; 2.1.4 The Role of Food Quality; 2.1.5 The Role of the Agri-Environment; 2.2 Cardiovascular Diseases; 2.2.1 Extent; 2.2.2 Some Societal Costs; 2.2.3 The Role of Diets; 2.2.4 The Role of Food Quality; 2.2.5 The Role of the Agri-Environment; 2.3 Infectious Diseases: Food-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases; 2.3.1 Extent; 2.3.2 Societal Costs; 2.3.3 The Role of Diets; 2.3.4 The Role of Food Quality 3.1 The Mediterranean Diet for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Cancer3.2 Characteristics of the Mediterranean Diet; 3.3 Mediterranean Diet and Chronic Degenerative Diseases: Insights on Potential Mechanisms; 3.3.1 Dietary Fat; 3.3.2 Carbohydrate Rich Foods; 3.4 Towards a Comprehensive Nutritional Approach to Prevent Chronic Non Communicable Diseases: The Role of the Traditional Mediterranean Diet; 4 Possible Role of Nutrition to Prevent Chronic Degenerative Diseases and Improve Health Span; 5 Conclusion; References; Eco-Agri-Food Ecology and Human Health; 1 Introduction 4.2.2 Water Resources4.2.3 Agriculture; 5 Results; 5.1 Climate; 5.2 Water Resources; 5.3 Agriculture; 6 Conclusions and Recommendations; References; Nutrition, Health and Dietary Trends; 1 Nutrition and Global Non-communicable Diseases; 2 Evolution of Nutrition Guidelines: A Shift from Nutrients to Dietary Patterns; 2.1 Nutrient-Disease Risk Model; 2.2 Dietary Pattern-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines; 3 The Relationship Between Dietary Patterns and Chronic Non-communicable Diseases: The Mediterranean Diet
    Digital Access Springer 2019