Food and Society Series


It would be difficult to overstate the importance of food within the panoply of human existence. Over the course of millennia, food production has becoming increasingly sophisticated, up to and including genetic modification of plants and animals. Agricultural advances have influenced the types of food being consumed, and the nutrition gleaned therefrom. These detailed volumes offer a behind-the-scenes look at the role of food in our lives, including the cultivation of a field, the preparation of a meal, and the effect of nutrition on the human body.

Number of Titles: 2

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Reading Level: Grade 10

ISBN: 9781622750528 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2013

“These books provide a plethora of information regarding agriculture and nutrition. They also include colorful, inviting illustrations, which complement the writings. Although the books can be read in chapter order, it is not necessary, as they are reference style books. They would make a nice addition to a science and/or History classroom and the library collection. ” — Colleen Parete, Library Media Connection

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