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Author Belasco, Warren James.

Title Meals to come : a history of the future of food / Warren Belasco.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 358 pages, [22] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Series California studies in food and culture ; 16
California studies in food and culture ; 16.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-331) and index.
Contents pt. I. Debating the future of food: the battle of the think tanks. The stakes in our steaks ; The debate: Will the world run out of food? ; The deep structure of the debate. -- pt. II. Imagining the future of food: speculative fiction. The utopian caveat ; Dystopias. -- pt. III. Things to come: three cornucopian futures. The classical future ; The modernist future ; The recombinant future.
Summary In this provocative and lively addition to his acclaimed writings on food, Warren Belasco takes a sweeping look at a little-explored yet timely topic: humanity's deep-rooted anxiety about the future of food. People have expressed their worries about the future of the food supply in myriad ways, and here Belasco explores a fascinating array of material ranging over two hundred years--from futuristic novels and films to world's fairs, Disney amusement parks, supermarket and restaurant architecture, organic farmers' markets, debates over genetic engineering, and more. Placing food issues in this.
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Subject Food -- History.
Food supply.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Belasco, Warren James. Meals to come. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006 0520241517 9780520241510 (DLC) 2005036472 (OCoLC)62789899
ISBN 9780520940468 (electronic bk.)
0520940466 (electronic bk.)
9781429467414 (electronic bk.)
142946741X (electronic bk.)
0520241517 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520250354 (pbk. ; alk. paper)