This course encompasses the study of eating as it affects the health and well-being of every human. Topics include taste preferences, food aversions, the regulation of hunger and satiety, food as comfort and friendship, eating as social ritual, and social norms of blame for food problems. The politics of food discusses issues such as sustainable agriculture, organic farming, genetically modified foods, nutrition policy, and the influence of food and agriculture industries. Also examined are problems such as malnutrition, eating disorders, and the global obesity epidemic; the impact of food advertising aimed at children; poverty and food; and how each individual's eating is affected by the modern environment.
Tom Bulter-Bowdon is now recognized as an expert in personaldevelopment literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed asthe definitive guide to "the literature of possibility," and has wonnumerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award andForeword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the LondonSchool of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works inboth the UK and Australia.