Food Security in a Global Economy

From the spread of avian influenza to the burgeoning problems associated with more affluent and urbanizing populations in the developing world, Food Security in a Global Economy provides a comprehensive overview of the issues that form the central challenge for veterinary medicine in the twenty-first century.

Food Security in a Global Economy
Veterinary Medicine and Public Health

Edited by Gary Smith and Alan M. Kelly

2008 | 208 pages | Paper $24.95
Public Policy | Science | General
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Table of Contents

Foreword: A Note on Martin Kaplan
—Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior
Preface
—Joan Hendricks
Introduction: Setting the Scene
—Alan M. Kelly

PART I. THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE FOR VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH
1. What Will the Future Bring, and How Can We Prepare for It?
—Greg W. BeVier
2. Globalization: What Caused It, and How Will It End?
—Stephen J. Kobrin
3. The Livestock Revolution and the Developing World
—Cornelis de Haan and Henning P. Steinfeld
4. Technology, Innovation, Research, and Development
—David T. Galligan and Edward Kanara
5. Animal Welfare in Livestock Production: Implications for Producers, Consumers, and Public Health
—Paul B. Thompson
6. Animal Plagues: The Political and Economic Consequences of Nonzoonotic Animal Diseases
—Gary Smith

PART II. THE FOOD INDUSTRY
7. The Global Food Industry
—David Harlan and Candace Jacobs
8. Farming the Sea: The Revolution in Aquaculture
—Richard Langan
9. Creating Risk: Antibiotic Resistance
—Shelley Rankin and Sandra Cointreau

PART III. EMERGING THREATS
10. The Changing Epidemiology of Avian Influenza
—Ilaria Capua, D. J. Alexander, Bruce A. Rideout, and Martin Vincent
11. Wildlife Zoonoses: Emerging and Reemerging Zoonoses from Wildlife Reservoirs
—Bruno B. Chomel
12. Monkeypox: A Threat to the United States?
—Darin S. Carroll
13. Bat Zoonoses: The Realities
—Chuck Rupprecht, Lin-Fa Wang, and Leslie A. Real
PART IV. NATIONAL AND GLOBAL RESPONSES
14. International Efforts at Detection and Control
—François-Xavier Meslin and Corrie Brown
15. The Public Health Workforce
—Hugh Mainzer
16. The Task Ahead
—Alan M. Kelly

Contributors
Index