Demand, Supply, Sustainability and Security
Edited by Raghbendra Jha, Raghav Gaiha and Anil B. Deolalikar
Chapter 11: The political economy of dietary allowances
There is an assumption that dietary recommendations, including norms for nutritional requirements, have been arrived at through impartial inquiry. This chapter examines the proposition that, to the contrary, they are very much shaped by the socio-political contexts in which they are formulated. Based on a review of literature, key shifts in the development of nutrition are analysed to support this assertion.
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