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Merging Plant Breeding with Crops Biotechnology: The purpose of bringing out this publication is to link biotechnological and bioinformatics tools with plant breeding. The book comprises of 15 s with a special on tree breeding contributed by experienced and recognized experts all around the world, who have deep knowledge and research experience in modern plant breeding. This book is very useful to the researchers and students in the field of genetics and plant breeding using biotechnological tools.
In the West, we have identified only four basic tastes-sour, sweet, salty, and bitter-that, through skillful combination and technique, create delicious foods. Yet in many parts of East Asia over the past century, an additional flavor has entered the culinary lexicon: umami, a fifth taste impression that is savory, complex, and wholly distinct. Combining culinary history with recent research into the chemistry, preparation, nutrition, and culture of food, Mouritsen and StyrbA|k encapsulate what we know to date about the concept of umami, from ancient times to today. Umami can be found in soup stocks, meat dishes, air-dried ham, shellfish, aged cheeses, mushrooms, and ripe tomatoes, and it can enhance other taste substances to produce a transformative gustatory experience. Researchers have also discovered which substances in foodstuffs bring out umami, a breakthrough that allows any casual cook to prepare delicious and more nutritious meals with less fat, salt, and sugar. The implications of harnessing umami are both sensuous and social, enabling us to become more intimate with the subtleties of human taste while making better food choices for ourselves and our families. This volume, the product of an ongoing collaboration between a chef and a scientist, won the Danish national Mad+Medier-Prisen (Food and Media Award) in the category of academic food communication.
"The complexity and tensions of industrial innovation processes are fleshed out through the analysis of an intriguing case study from the food industry. Drawing together insights from multiple disciplines, this book shows the controversial nature of innovation processes."--
This unique book is a collection of articles published by the author in leading newspapers around the world. The papers focus on food chains and new concepts and ideas on how to increase competitiveness and value within the food and agricultural sectors.
The book gives a comprehensive description of the food chain and suggests methods and tools that can be used by companies to re-structure their innovative market strategies. It discusses up-to-date trends, world food crises, integrated food chains and strategic planning for companies in the food sector. It also covers international investments and the role of governments in food chains.
The book will motivate readers to rethink how business is conducted in the food chain and proposes new strategies for companies in the food sector. It is a must-read for entrepreneurs and researchers who are active in the food chain network.
Written From A "Farm-To-Fork" Perspective, Food Safety: Theory And Practice Provides A Comprehensive Overview Of Food Safety And Discusses The Biological, Chemical, And Physical Agents Of Foodborne Diseases. Early Chapters Introduce Students To The History And Fundamental Principles Of Food Safety. Later Chapters Provide An Overview Of The Risk And Hazard Analysis Of Different Foods And The Important Advances In Technology That Have Become Indispensable In Controlling Hazards In The Modern Food Industry. The Text Covers Critically Important Topics And Organizes Them In A Manner To Facilitate Learning For Those Who Are, Or Who May Become, Food Safety Professionals. Topics Covered - Risk And Hazard Analysis Of Goods - The Prevention Of Foodborne Illnesses And Diseases - Safety Management Of The Food Supply - Food Safety Laws, Regulations, Enforcement, And Responsibilities - The Pivotal Role Of Food Sanitation/Safety Inspectors Instructor Resources Powerpoint Presentations, Test Bank, And An Instructor'S Manual, Are Available As Free Downloads.
"Offers unique data on the physiochemical properties, functions and metabolism, toxicological and pharmacological effects, regulatory control, antimicrobial resistance, and consumer perceptions of food residue regulation."
Food quality is becoming an ever-increasing important feature for consumers and it is well known that some food crops are perishable and have a very short shelf and storage life. An effective quality assurance system throughout the handling steps between harvest and retail display is essential to provide a consistently good quality supply of fresh food crops to the consumers and to protect the reputation of a given marketing label. Food manufacturing companies all over the world are incre- ingly focussing on quality aspect of food including minimally processed food to meet consumer demands for fresh-like and healthy food products. To investigate and control quality, one must be able to measure quality-related attributes. Quality of produce encompasses sensory attributes, nutritive values, chemical constituents, mechanical properties, functional properties and defects. Successful postharvest handling of crops requires careful coordination and integration of the various steps from harvest operations to consumer level in order to maintain the initial product quality. Maturity at harvest is one feature of quality of perishable products, it has great influence on their postharvest behavior during marketing. Safety assurance can be part of quality assurance and its focus on minimizing chemical and microbial contamination during production, harvesting, and postharvest handling of intact and fresh-cut of commodities. Essentially, electromagnetic (often optical) prop- ties relate to appearance, mechanical properties to texture, and chemical properties to flavor (taste and aroma).
The book consists of 19 s on different subjects and in different dimensions, with particular emphasis on the post-harvest handling and processing of fruits and vegetables, including mushrooms. Scope for the technology on fruits and vegetables, non-destructive methods to evaluate fresh quality, radiation preservation, chemistry of pectin and pigments and their applications, nutraceutical compounds, membrane processing of liquid fruits, dehydrated and intermediate moisture products,importance of bamboo and mushrooms as food, influence of process conditions on product quality, food additives in product preparation, packaging aspects, microbiological safety concerns, relevant analytical methods, mushroom nutraceuticals and bio-technological interventions for improvement of banana with a final note on conclusions in the last .
The students, teachers, and researchers often need a direct reference, which is complete on the subject for teaching undergraduate or postgraduate students. The book on quality Control for Value Addition in Food Processing consists of 12 s on Food processing industry, processing plant, processing plant hazards, quality characteristics, quality control and management, food standards and statutes, food safety assurance systems, additives in food processing enzymes in food processing, waste management in food industry, marketing and export management, practical methods for quality control along with glossary and annexures. The text in has been illustrated with tables, figures and plates for better understanding of the contents. The book s have been designed as per the ICAR syllabus for UG and PG students. At present, there is not book available which gives an orientation for quality control in food processing industry. The book will be highly beneficial to both UG and PG students undergoing courses in postharvest technology, food technology, food science and technology as well as for professionals related to quality management systems in food processing industry.
Food Processing Waste Management : Treatment and Utilization Technologies is a reference-cum-text book written in crisp and scientifically authentic language for teachers, scientists, researchers, students, industry managers, as well as all those who have a stake in food processing wastes management and utilization. It presents the latest information on the problems of wastes generated from various food industries. The contents have been divided into 14 s namely; Food Processing Industrial Wastesu Present Scenario, Impact of Food Industrial Waste on Environment, Grain Processing Wastes Management, Waste Utilization u Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry, Milk and Dairy Wastes Management, Meat Processing Wastes Management, Fish Processing Wastes Management, Spices and Condiments Industrial Wastes Management, Sugar and Jaggery Industrial Wastes Management, Fruit Kernel and Oilseed Processing Wastes Management, Utilization of Waste from Food Fermentation Industry, Food Processing Waste Treatment Technology, Hospitality Industry Wastes Management and Future Wastes Management u Nanotechnology. All the segments of Food Industry have been dealt with separately by specialists with respect to their wastes management technology. Special emphasis has been laid on the potential methods of utilization of the wastes for recovery of useful products and a supplementary means of checking pollution by their profitable utilization and disposal. The profitable utilization of the food industrial wastes would not only fetch extra profits to the industry but would also reduce the pollution load in the environment. The special feature of the book is that it covers different developments made right from the basic technologies generated for wastes management to the recent advancements and future areas of research to be done on the subject. Under undergraduate and post-graduate degree or diploma programmes of food science, food technology and postharvest Technology, fermentation technology, waste management as a subject is taught in almost all the agricultural universities in India as well as abroad .The book is expected to be very useful to the students of these disciplines. It is hoped that the treatise would be of immense value to all and would certainly open an insight into food waste management technology in the fast growing food processing industry.
"This book examines the public controversies surrounding lifestyle risks in the consumer society. Comparing news coverage of the globesity pandemic in Britain and the USA, it illustrates the way moral panic brought childrens food marketing to the centre of the policy debates about consumer lifestyles"--
This book documents the long, still ongoing battle between the US Food and Drug Administration and the dietary supplement industry. It presents the complex, often subtle, and sometimes overlooked series of events that had a major impact on how dietary supplements are manufactured, marketed, sold, and used today. While the first few chapters focus on some background topics, the remaining chapters walk the reader through timeline of events, legislative actions, FDA proposed and final rules, and judicial decisions that led to our current dietary supplement regulatory framework. Interwoven in narrative are examples of the roles of science, social and public policy, politics, and popular media.
Le Manuel de procedure de la Commission du Codex Alimentarius a pour but d'aider les gouvernements des Etats Membres a participer efficacement aux travaux du Programme mixte FAO/OMS sur les normes alimentaires. Le Manuel est particulierement utile aux delegations envoyees par les pays aux reunions du Codex et aux organisations internationales invitees en qualite d'observateur. On y trouve le Reglement interieur de la Commission, la Procedure d'elaboration des normes Codex et textes apparentes, aux fins du Codex Alimentarius, certaines definitions essentielles et des orientations concernant les modalites de fonctionnement des comites du Codex. On y trouve egalement la liste des pays membres de la Commission. Publie egalement en anglais et en espagnol."
It is generally admitted that the expression 'traditional food' refers to a product with specific raw materials, and/or with a recipe known for a long time, and/or with a specific process. China has a wealth of traditional foods such as Chinese steamed bread, Chinese noodles, Chinese rice noodles, Starch noodles (Vermicelli), Tofu, Sofu (soybean cheese), douchi (fermentation soybean), Chinese vinegar and many other foods. These traditional foods are an important component of Chinese people's diet and the basis for their food habits and nutrition. They also constitute an essential aspect of their cultural heritage and related closely to the Chinese people's historical background and to the environment in which they live. During the last few decades, the development of international food trade and the extensive urbanisation process which have affected life-styles to a large extent in many parts of the world have resulted in a sizeable decrease in the consumption of some kinds of traditional foods and a relative neglect in the cultivation of traditional food crops. Some traditional foods had withered away or are withering away. In recent years, as a result of food globalisation, the consumption of traditional foods has increased considerably and many of these foods are concurrent with easy-to-prepare, processed, semi-processed and high-tech foods. It was decided therefore that a book should be carried out to document existing Chinese traditional foods in China and to assess their nutritional value and contribution to the diet. Among many new works on food, however, few studies address the Chinese foodways, despite their enormous and continual influence on local food habits around the world. Even classic works on Chinese food provide us with only basic information about China itself, or interpret Chinese foodways in the restricted local food scene and within Chinese history. This new book, however provides, an up-to-date reference for traditional Chinese foods and a detailed background of history, quality assurance, and the manufacture of general traditional food products. It contains topics not covered in similar books.
Commemorative Coca-Cola Bottles are a hot subject on the collectibles market. Most of the modern hobbleskirt commemorative Coca-Cola bottles have been produced since 1991, and the miniatures only since 1993. Because they are so recent and so widely available, many people are beginning to collect them. This is the first price guide ever written on the subject that includes color photographs. More than 1,100 color photographs have been used within eleven chapters, and a brief history of the bottles in the beginning will lead you through page after page of Coca-Cola bottle collecting delight. Every bottle from the 3-inch high miniature bottles to the tall 10-ounce bottles have been covered, following their production year by year. All of the details are here, including price ranges. This book is a must for all dealers, shop owners, and bottle collectors.
History | Food Studies A century and a half ago, when the food industry was first taking root, few consumers trusted packaged foods. Americans had just begun to shift away from eating foods that they grew themselves or purchased from neighbors. With the advent of canning, consumers were introduced to foods produced by unknown hands and packed in corrodible metal that seemed to defy the laws of nature by resisting decay. Since that unpromising beginning, the American food supply has undergone a revolution, moving away from a system based on fresh, locally grown goods to one dominated by packaged foods. How did this come to be? How did we learn to trust that food preserved within an opaque can was safe and desirable to eat? Anna Zeide reveals the answers through the story of the canning industry, taking us on a journey to understand how food industry leaders leveraged the powers of science, marketing, and politics to win over a reluctant public, even as consumers resisted at every turn.
This reference work examines the spectrum of technical, economic and institutional issues that will have to be resolved if maize seed industries are to succeed in reaching greater numbers of farmers. It includes ten thematic chapters followed by nine case studies.
Fear of Food is the story of how a campaign against one chemical, Alar, devastated apple growers from New York to Washington State, told for what it really was: A well-orchestrated effort to raise money and recruit supporters by frightened mothers with false alarms about apples and cancer. The fear of food, as author Andrea Arnold calls it, is one of the most serious collective panic attacks we as a nation have ever experienced. Its instigators, well-known interest groups and the news media, are threatening the agricultural productivity of the nation with highly exaggerated stories of " imminent hazards" that upon investigation turn out to be low-level risks already being removed by our regulatory agencies. Modern agriculture of the kind that feeds hundreds of millions of people cannot thrive without safe controls on the myriad of pests that decimate crops annually. Properly tested and approved pesticides are essential to our survival. By spreading false and misleading scare stories of exaggerated dangers from pesticides, the "instigators" could very well cause public panic and ill-conceived political measures that would destroy America's farm productivity- and the American farmer.
This book demonstrates how the Thalidomide catastrophe of the 1960s and the BSE crisis of the 1990s led to regulatory regimes for pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs in Europe. However, the developmental paths of these regimes differ - and so does the efficiency and legitimacy of regulatory policy-making.
AB InBev is today's uncontested world leader of the beer market. It represents over 20% of global beer sales, with more than 450 million hectolitre a year flowing all around the world. Its Belgian predecessor, Interbrew, was a success story stemming from the 1971 secret merger of the country's two leading brewers: Artois and Piedboeuf. Based on material originating from company and private archives as well as interviews with managers and key family actors, this is the first study to explore the history of the company through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The story starts in the mid-nineteenth century with the scientific breakthroughs that revolutionised the beer industry and allowed both Artois and Piedboeuf to prosper in a local environment. Instrumental in this respect were the respective families and their successive heirs in stabilizing and developing their firms. Despite the intense difficulties of two world wars in the decades to follow, they emerged stronger than ever and through the 1960s became undisputed leaders in the national market. Then, in an unprecedented move, Artois and Piedboeuf secretly merged their shareholding in 1971, though keeping their operations separate until 1987 when they openly and operationally merged to become Interbrew. Throughout their histories Artois, Piedboeuf, and their successor companies have kept a controlling family ownership. This book provides a unique insight into the complex history of these three family breweries and their path to becoming a prominent global company, and the growth and consolidation of the beer market through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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