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Cornucopia

Leveraging Agriculture to Improve Health and Nutrition - By D. Patrick Johnson

978-0-7618-5596-5 $22.95, Paper Imprint: Hamilton Books November 2011 84pp Size: 6 x 9 Category: Medical (Public Health)

The Book:

Cornucopia explores the health and economic implications of U.S. farm policy. Using a corn farm in rural South Dakota as his starting point, Johnson reviews the history of agricultural policies in America to understand how large-scale, industrial agriculture came to play such a large role in U.S. and world food production. He also discusses the role of agricultural policies in the on-going “food for fuel” debate, as well as the linkages between agricultural outputs and health outcomes. As the U.S. battles with a burgeoning epidemic of dietary disease - including some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in the developed world - it is especially important to understand where our food comes from and its relation to health, nutrition, and economic mobility. Ensuring America’s health and well-being requires us to first return to the farm.

The Author:

D. Patrick Johnson grew up in the Great Plains of South Dakota surrounded by corn fields. He currently works in Washington, D.C. as an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Diplomacy and International Development practice. Johnson’s professional focus in the agricultural sector includes program strategy, design, and management. He. is a regularly featured speaker at universities, think tanks, government forums, and international conferences. His work has taken him to over 35 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Table of Contents:

Preface; List of Figures; One - You Are What You Eat; Two - On The Farm; Three - America’s Cornucopia; Four - How We Got Fat, Part I; Five - The American Diet; Six - How We Got Fat, Part II; Seven - HFCS and Health; Eight - Big Food, Meet Big Tobacco; Nine - Lessons from the Pyramid; Ten - The Case for Reform; Eleven - Fixing the System; Twelve - Local, Regional, National; Thirteen - Getting It Right at W&M; Fourteen - Summary and Conclusion; Appendix; References

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The Battle over Health Care

What Obama’s Reform Means for America’s Future

- By Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh 978-1-4422-1449-1 $24.95, Cloth Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers March 2012 190pp Size: 6 X 9 Category: Health & Fitness (Health Care Issues)

The Book:

As the most substantial health care reform in almost half a century, President Obama’s health care overhaul was as historic as it was divisive. In its aftermath, the debate continues. Drawing on decades of experience in health care policy, health care delivery reform, and economics, Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh provide a non-partisan analysis of the reform and what it means for America and the its future. The authors shine a light on truths that have been hidden behind a raucous debate marred by political correctness on both sides of the aisle. They show how health care reform was enacted only with the consent of health insurance companies, drug firms, device manufacturers, hospitals and other special interests that comprise the medical-industrial complex, which gained millions of new customers with the stroke of a pen. Health care businesses in a market-oriented system are designed to generate revenue which runs counter to affordable health care. Gibson and Singh take a broader perspective on health care reform, not as a single issue, but as part of the economic life of the nation. The national debate unfolded while the banking and financial system teetered on the brink of collapse. The authors trace uncanny similarities between the health care industry and the unfettered banking and financial sector. They argue that a fast-changing global economy will have profound implications for the country’s economic security and the jobs and health care benefits that come with it, and predict that global competition will shape the future of employer-provided insurance more than the health care reform law. The Authors:

Rosemary Gibson is a distinguished leader in U.S. health care. At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she designed and led national initiatives to improve health care. She was vice president of the Economic and Social Research Institute and served as senior associate at the American Enterprise Institute. She is principal author of Wall of Silence and The Treatment Trap. She serves as an editor for the Archives of Internal Medicine series, Less is More. Janardan Prasad Singh is an economist at the World Bank. He has been a member of the International Advisory Council for several prime ministers of India. He worked on economic policy at the American Enterprise Institute and on foreign policy at the United Nations. He has written extensively on health care, social policy, and economic development. He was a member of the Board of Contributors of the Wall Street Journal. He is co-author of Wall of Silence and The Treatment Trap.

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