Food Matters

Food Matters

Food matters. It is a basic human need, yet its availability in adequate, safe, nutritious and regular amounts for humans is by no means assured. While land and water for food production are both declining at alarming rates due to natural and human causes, the demand for food is still growing as populations all over the world increase. The unending questions – where food comes from; how it is grown; how climate change impacts the supply of vegetables and fish and what we can do about it; nutrition in diet; future new types of food that will be produced in factories; how safe is organic food and GMOs, etc – present some of the most pressing food-related issues everyone, from leaders and policymakers to corporate chiefs and man-in-the-street, needs to be aware of. This seminal book, Food Matters, by Professor Paul Teng and Manda Foo provides explanations to the many questions asked about today’s food sources and quality. Written in prose that is easily understandable, it takes the reader through the fascinating story of the origin of our common foods, how they have changed in looks and their methods of production, and discusses many issues on the minds of consumers and governments.


Print publisher: Write Editions

Author: Professor Paul Teng and Manda Foo

PROFESSOR PAUL TENG is an academic with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. He has over 30 years of experience with agriculture and food issues in North America, East Africa, Australasia and Asia. Prof Teng has authored or co-edited 11 books and over 200 research papers and has travelled to over 35 countries advising governments, non-profit organisations, companies and farmers on crop production matters. MANDA FOO is the owner and Chief Adventurer at Bollywood Adventures, a start-up that makes agriculture and farms accessible to urbanites. A journalist by training but an activist by heart, Manda loves to write and has contributed to the Food Security Journal, various commentaries and publications. She holds a double bachelor’s degree in Journalism and International Relations from Boston University, and a Master in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.


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