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Food, livestock production, energy, climate change, and health

McMichael, Anthony; Powles, John.W; Butler, Colin; Uauy, Ricardo

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Food provides energy and nutrients, but its acquisition requires energy expenditure. In post-hunter-gatherer societies, extra-somatic energy has greatly expanded and intensified the catching, gathering, and production of food. Modern relations between energy, food, and health are very complex, raising serious, high-level policy challenges. Together with persistent widespread under-nutrition, over-nutrition (and sedentarism) is causing obesity and associated serious health consequences....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38056
Source: Lancet, The (UK edition)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61256-2

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