The Resource Hidden Hunger : Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods, Aya Hirata Kimura

Hidden Hunger : Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods, Aya Hirata Kimura

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Hidden Hunger : Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods
Title
Hidden Hunger
Title remainder
Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods
Statement of responsibility
Aya Hirata Kimura
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For decades, NGOs targeting world hunger focused on ensuring that adequate quantities of food were being sent to those in need. In the 1990s, the international food policy community turned its focus to the "hidden hunger" of micronutrient deficiencies, a problem that resulted in two scientific solutions: fortification, the addition of nutrients to processed foods, and biofortification, the modification of crops to produce more nutritious yields. This hidden hunger was presented as a scientific problem to be solved by "experts" and scientifically engineered smart foods rather than through local knowledge, which was deemed unscientific and, hence, irrelevant. In Hidden Hunger, Aya Hirata Kimura explores this recent emphasis on micronutrients and smart foods within the international development community and, in particular, how the voices of women were silenced despite their expertise in food purchasing and preparation. Kimura grounds her analysis in case studies of attempts to enrich and market three basic foods-rice, wheat flour, and baby food-in Indonesia. She shows the power of nutritionism and how its technical focus enhanced the power of corporations as a government partner while restricting public participation in the making of policy for public health and food. She also analyzes the role of advertising to promote fortified foodstuffs and traces the history of Golden Rice, a crop genetically engineered to alleviate vitamin A deficiencies. Situating the recent turn to smart food in Indonesia and elsewhere as part of a long history of technical attempts to solve the Third World food problem, Kimura deftly analyzes the intersection of scientific expertise, market forces, and gendered knowledge to illuminate how hidden hunger ultimately defined women as victims rather than as active agents
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1974-
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Kimura, Aya Hirata
Index
index present
LC call number
TX360.I5
LC item number
K56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 C-564
  • QU 145.7
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JSTOR Open Access
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  • Nutrition policy
  • Women
  • Malnutrition
  • Enriched foods
  • Trace elements in nutrition
  • Food habits
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Enriched foods
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutrition policy
  • Women
  • Indonesia
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Food Assistance
  • Food Supply
  • Food, Fortified
  • Malnutrition
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Indonesia
Label
Hidden Hunger : Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods, Aya Hirata Kimura
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Uncovering hidden hunger -- Charismatic nutrients -- Solving hidden hunger with fortified food -- Bound by the global and national : Indonesia's changing food policies -- Building a healthy Indonesia with flour, MSG, and instant noodles -- Smart baby food : participating in the market from the cradle -- Creating needs for golden rice
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467691
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1jr90g
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829387586
  • (OCoLC)ocn829387586
Label
Hidden Hunger : Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods, Aya Hirata Kimura
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uncovering hidden hunger -- Charismatic nutrients -- Solving hidden hunger with fortified food -- Bound by the global and national : Indonesia's changing food policies -- Building a healthy Indonesia with flour, MSG, and instant noodles -- Smart baby food : participating in the market from the cradle -- Creating needs for golden rice
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467691
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1jr90g
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829387586
  • (OCoLC)ocn829387586

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