Different types of diet: Test of geographical interpretation



by Germaine VEYRET -VERNER.

Food geography is a branch of human geography still in its infancy. Undoubtedly there are many product monographs, without a doubt rural geography, with its two masterpieces by D. Faucher and Pierre Gourou and multiple regional monographs, has reached a stage of maturity, but these two aspects of food geography are only two aspects of production: the mode of production and the production itself. Consumption of products, another fundamental element of food geography, has only been partially analyzed in recent years. In addition, studies on consumption have been conducted either by statisticians and economists of the F.A.O. either by dietitians. However, Mr. Maximilien Sorre had already tried, in the foundations of human geography, to lay the foundations of a food geography, and the 1952 article in the Annals of Geography is a testimony. The works of J. Castro, Michel Cépède and Jacques Langellé certainly drew attention to these problems. Finally, the latest statistics from the F.A.O. are valuable evidence from which it is possible to reflect x. The moment

1 Cépède (M.) and Langellé (M.)> Food Economics in the World (Paris, Librairie de Médicis, 1953). De Castro (J.), Geography of Hunger (Paris, Editions Ouvrières, 1949). De Castro (J.), Geopolitics of Hunger. Economics and Humanism (Paris, Ouvrières Publications, 1956). F.A.O., The State of Food and Agriculture (1953-1954, 1955-1956, Rome).

Different types of diet: Test of geographical interpretation
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