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Published: 26 September 2013

144 Pages


ISBN: 9780199661084

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Food: A Very Short Introduction

John Krebs

Very Short Introductions

  • Includes a brief history of human food and examines the four great transitions of food development
  • Considers the various biological senses involved in food
  • Looks at the reasons why people like some food and not others - including the genetic influences and role of learning and culture
  • Separates myth from the fact about food safety
  • Considers the reasons for the obesity epidemic and what can be done about it
  • Explores the future of food security in an ever-growing worldwide population

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