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Geophysics and nutritional science: toward a novel, unified paradigm.
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PMID:  19357219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article discusses a few basic geophysical processes, which collectively indicate that several nutritionally adverse elements of current Western diets also yield environmentally harmful food consumption patterns. We address oceanic dead zones, which are at the confluence of oceanography, aquatic chemistry, and agronomy and which are a clear environmental problem, and agriculture's effects on the surface heat budget. These exemplify the unknown, complex, and sometimes unexpected large-scale environmental effects of agriculture. We delineate the significant alignment in purpose between nutritional and environmental sciences. We identify red meat, and to a lesser extent the broader animal-based portion of the diet, as having the greatest environmental effect, with clear nutritional parallels.
Gidon Eshel; Pamela A Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1938-3207     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-21     Completed Date:  2009-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1710S-1716S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physics, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Developed Countries
Environmental Pollution*
Food Habits
Geology* / trends
Nutritional Sciences / trends*
Physics / trends

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