Nice or Nasty: Food Choice, Food Law and Health in South East Asia
Published by Cengage Learning Asia
Nice of Nasty is an entertaining and informative book with a readable approach to a topic that is extremely important to all societies, namely food choice, in relation to its regulation by law, custom and beliefs, and its health and disease aspects.
The focus is on South East Asia with its half a billion people and diverse food choice. Written by two experts with many years of experience in teaching and research in biomedicine, this book represents a synthesis of the seemingly diverse areas of nutrition, biomedicine, law and geography. The authors write in clear and precise language and explain scientific concepts in simple terms.
Key features include:
Integrative approach. The separate threads of food, nutrition science, food law and geography are treated conjunctively
South East Asian orientation. Treatment is focused on the diverse peoples of South East Asia
Risk analysis. The dangers of adverse food choice and their sequlae are analysed
Contemporary issues. Modern issues such as those germane to genetically modified foods, endangered species and obesity cures are discussed
Illustrations. There are copious illustrations of food choice in South East Asia
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