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Careers in Food Science provides detailed guidelines for students and new employees in the food industry to ensure a successful start to their career. Every step towards a rewarding career in this rapidly evolving industry is covered, from which classes to take in college and which degrees to earn, to internships, and finally how to land, and keep, the first job. This book also provides day-to-day examples of what to expect from the many jobs available to help students decide what to do and where to go. The food industry includes a wide array of fields and careers not only in food production and in academia, but also in government and research institutions. In fact, it is estimated that by 2010 there will be 52,000 annual job openings for college graduates in the Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources system in the U.S. alone. Written by people who have experience or are currently working in each sector, this book seeks to shed some light on starting, or furthering, a career in this exciting field.
Considering the effort and funding devoted to a company's success, understanding Intellectual Property rights patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and licensing is essential. Establishing appropriate internal policies from the outset can prevent companies from learning a costly and painful lesson in the courtroom. With Intellectual Property in the Food Technology Industry, currently the only book of its kind focusing specifically on the food industry, one will learn what to consider throughout the various creative phases of a product's lifespan from initial research and development initiatives through post-production. Readers will have an understanding of the intellectual property protections afforded to U.S. corporations, methods to pro-actively reduce potential problems, and guidelines for future considerations to reduce legal spending, prevent IP theft, and allow for greater profitability from corporate innovation and inventiveness.
This book explores globalization through a historical and
anthropological study of how familiar soft drinks such as Coke and
Pepsi became valued as more than mere commodities. Foster discusses
the transnational operations of soft drink companies and, in
particular, the marketing of soft drinks in Papua New Guinea, a
country only recently opened up to the flow of brand name consumer
goods. Based on field observations and interviews, as well as
archival and library research, this book is of interest to anyone
concerned about the cultural consequences and political prospects
of globalization, including new forms of consumer citizenship and
corporate social responsibility.
This collection of essays comprises a number of case studies from key wine-growing regions and countries around the world. The contributors focus on the development of the wine business and its overall importance and impact in terms of the regional and domestic economy and the international economy.
The book has a comprehensive account of the climate change with possible projections on food security in India. Global scenario of extreme climatic events and the corresponding probable climatic parameters in the years to come are discussed elaborately. The effect of climatic variability on the productivity of crops particularly cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits and flowers etc and incidences of plant diseases are highlighted. Moreover, the environmental effect on edible mushroom and rubber cultivation is also brought under the discussion in the book. Besides crop productivity, the information on the impact of climatic variability on the productivity/survival of livestock and freshwater fisheries is also made available. To avert weather vagaries, agro-advisory services on national perspectives are rendered with due importance. Finally, a focus on district level agro-advisory followed by a proper crop planning is also bestowed.
An Aspen Food Science Text Series Book. All of the essential information that you have come to rely on in the widely-acclaimed 'Principles of Food Sanitation' by Norman G. Marriott is now available to you in a simplified, practical, and updated format. Providing a step-by-step, hands-on approach, this incomparable text offers useful and interesting information on food sanitation at all stages of food processing and food service and stresses how important the role of each employee is at each stage. Essentials of Food Sanitation covers a wide variety of topics from cleaning and sanitizing compounds, systems and equipment to food sanitation in various types of food processing such as dairy products, seafood, meat and poultry, etc. Each chapter provides food handlers and students with interesting real-life reports of recent food sanitation problems plus different techniques to ensure firm understanding of the subject, including: visual aides; a comprehensive glossary; several summaries, study questions; references; chapter bibliographies; a resource section on how to learn more about the topic; and case studies. A thorough discussion of HACCP and how a HACCP system relates to quality assurance and sanitation functions is also outlined in the text. Furthermore, expanded material on foodservice, including the methods and principles for sanitary food handling and considerations at various control points inthe flow of foodservice is provided.
This work is a detailed survey of food safety issues today, from E-coli contamination in fruits and vegetables to food production practices that increase antibiotic resistance. Is our food safe? Much of the corn, soybeans, and canola oil we eat has been genetically modified, but we don't know the long-term effects of GM foods on our health and the environment. We also consume antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria through the meat we eat, and we face new threats like mad cow disease, avian flu, and bioterrorism. Food Safety: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition provides a broad, readable, and level-headed overview of these and other food safety controversies. Through a combination of statistics and substantive information, it delineates the nature and scope of the issues. It also introduces readers to the researchers, activists, industries, and government agencies that play a role in the battle for food safety-an issue that impacts us all. Includes a glossary of food safety terms to help readers negotiate complex concepts from the fields of chemistry, biology, nutrition, agriculture, and epidemiology Provides a directory of organizations representing a wide range of viewpoints-activist, industry, and government-showing readers where to turn for more information
The book gives an overview of the organic sector, both in Italy and in the US, and to show how agricultural economists are performing analyses dealing with organic produce on different points in the supply chain. The book covers economic issues raised by organic farming, taking into account the consumer's needs but also the managerial and budget constraints experienced by the farmers. Farm management methodologies, as well as marketing analyses have been applied to specific research topics involving several industries in the agri-food sector. The papers strive to answer questions that have a managerial relevance: e.g. Are the producers ready to adopt organic farming techniques, and are the consumers willing to pay a premium price for a certified organic produce? Most of the contributions were presented during the 8th Padova-Minnesota Conference on Food, Agriculture, and the Environment, held in Stout's Lodge, Red Cedar Lake, Wisconsin, on August 26-28, 2002. The editors have added authors to round out the subject.
Scandals in food, growth of supermarket power, new technologies and crises in obesity have shaken popular trust in food across Europe. The BSE epidemic, concern over GM foods, dioxin scares and avian flu have placed consumer trust and how to restore it at the top of government agendas. Uncovering surprising differences between countries, "Trust in Food" examines these issues to challenge the idea of the consumer as a sovereign individual and to demonstrate how consumption is institutionalized within societies.
The Pacific Food System Outlook represents the first regionwide coordinated effort to provide the outlook for the Pacific food system. The food system includes not just production agriculture, but also the whole complex of economic relationships and linkages that tie the region's food consumers to producers. The goal of the ""Pacific Food System Outlook"" is to help increase knowledge about the diverse components of this vital segment of the global economy.
Why has genetically modified food become a focal point in international conflicts over agriculture, trade and the environment? What are the chances for achieving effective global governance of new technologies such as genetic engineering? This book brings together state-of-the-art analyses of the international politics of biotechnology regulation. It presents explanations for the transatlantic biotech dispute, explores the growing North-South differences over how to ensure biosafety, and discusses the implications of the GM food battle for international trade and environmental law.
Emphasizing the products rather than the processes this is the first book to encompass quality changes during processing and storage of fruit in the food industry. It presents the influence on a fruit product 's quality in relation to the different processing methods, from freezing to high temperature techniques. It also discusses the origin of deterioration, kinetics of negative reactions, and methods for inhibition and control of the same.
The craft of making moonshine-an unaged white whiskey, often made and consumed outside legal parameters-nearly went extinct in the late twentieth century as law enforcement cracked down on illicit producers, and cheaper, lawful alcohol became readily available. Yet the twenty-first century has witnessed a resurgence of artisanal distilling, as both connoisseurs and those reconnecting with their heritage have created a vibrant new culture of moonshine. While not limited to Appalachia, moonshine is often entwined with the region in popular understandings. The first interdisciplinary examination of the legal moonshine industry, Modern Moonshine probes the causes and impact of the so-called moonshine revival. What does the moonshine revival tell us about our national culture? How does it shape the image of Appalachia and rural America? Focusing mostly on southern Appalachia, the book's eleven essays chronicle such popular figures as Popcorn Sutton and explore how and why distillers promote their product as "traditional" and "authentic." This edited collection draws from scholars across the disciplines of anthropology, history, geography, and sociology to make sense of the legal, social, and historical shifts behind contemporary production and consumption of moonshine, and offers a fresh perspective on an enduring topic of Appalachian myth and reality.
Leading international food retailers have in recent years expanded beyond national boundaries and started to operate on a global scale. This book describes the current state of play, looking in detail at the main competitors worldwide and analyzing the factors underlying their successes and failures. The authors are leading commentators on this industry and identify the essential characteristics of a global strategy in food retailing and include many compelling examples.
Practically all countries of Asia have pledged at the national as well as international level to reduce the number of hungry and food insecure. A concrete step in this direction was taken in the World Food Summit in Rome, in 1996, when the nations resolved to reach the goal of food security. It was further reiterated at the Millennium Summit held in New York in 2000 where the United Nations adopted the Millennium Declaration, which contains goals and targets in important areas of human development. One of these goals is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. This particular study aimed to examine the results of the efforts to achieve food security in Asian Countries in the context of Millennium Goals. Having adopted the basic premise that factors determining food security can be best understood at the country level, the study was based on country case studies: two least developed countries (Cambodia and Nepal), two medium-income countries undergoing fast structural changes (Indonesia and Thailand), and one large and fast developing country (India).
An insider's look at the Jim Beam brand, from a 7th generation Master Distiller
Written by the 7th generation Beam family member and Master Distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, "Beam, Straight Up" is the first book to be written by a Beam, the family behind the 217-year whiskey dynasty and makers of one of the world's best-selling bourbons. This book features family history and the evolution of bourbon, including Fred's storied youth "growing up Beam" in Bardstown, Kentucky; his transition from the bottling line to renowned global bourbon ambassador; and his valuable business insights on how to maintain and grow a revered brand.Includes details of Fred Noe's life on the road, spreading the bourbon gospelDescribes Fred's journey to becoming the face of one of America's most iconic brandsShares a simple primer on how bourbon is madeOffers cocktail and food recipes
For anyone wanting a behind the scenes look at Jim Beam, and an understanding of the bourbon industry, "Beam, Straight Up" will detail the family business, and its role in helping to shape it.
The story of the Dairy State's other major industry--beer! From
the immigrants who started brewing here during territorial days to
the modern industrial giants, this is the history, the folklore,
the architecture, the advertising, and the characters that made
Wisconsin the nation's brewing leader. Updated with the latest
trends on the Wisconsin brewing scene.
Agricultural (or "green") biotechnology is a source of growing tensions in the global trading system, particularly between the United States and the European Union. Genetically modified food faces an uncertain future. The technology behind it might revolutionize food production around the world. Or it might follow the example of nuclear energy, which declined from a symbol of socioeconomic progress to become one of the most unpopular and uneconomical innovations in history.
This book provides novel and thought-provoking insights into the fundamental policy issues involved in agricultural biotechnology. Thomas Bernauer explains global regulatory polarization and trade conflict in this area. He then evaluates cooperative and unilateral policy tools for coping with trade tensions. Arguing that the tools used thus far have been and will continue to be ineffective, he concludes that the risk of a full-blown trade conflict is high and may lead to reduced investment and the decline of the technology. Bernauer concludes with suggestions for policy reforms to halt this trajectory--recommendations that strike a sensible balance between public-safety concerns and private economic freedom--so that food biotechnology is given a fair chance to prove its environmental, health, humanitarian, and economic benefits.
This book will equip companies, farmers, regulators, NGOs, academics, students, and the interested public--including both advocates and critics of green biotechnology--with a deeper understanding of the political, economic, and societal factors shaping the future of one of the most revolutionary technologies of our times.
Specifically targeted at the food industry, this state-of-the-art
text/reference combines all the principal methods of statistical
quality and process control into a single, up-to-date volume. In an
easily understood and highly readable style, the author clearly
explains underlying concepts and uses real world examples to
illustrate statistical techniques.
Expectations drive our lives and actions. Our interpretation of the scene out in front governs whether or not we eat and whether or not we patronize a store or restaurant. The activity of the moment is pursued not only for duty or immediate pleasure but also with the dread, excitement, or merely boredom that lies ahead. The stimulus provided by the total appearance of the object or scene engenders expectations of the outcome of our involvement with the object or event.
Throughout the food chain, expectations are at the heart of quality judgements and price. On entering a restaurant or pub we may subconsciously judge qualities such as cleanliness, comfort, privacy, and quality. A major part of these judgements are responses to the visual properties of the space.
This book tackles expectations and how they arise, expectations associated with strangers involved in the food industry, with the business faAade, advertisement and packaging, as well as expectations engendered in store and restaurant and from the food itself. This holistic approach has been taken because total appearance images and expectations are critical in separate and interlinking ways to all aspects of food research, development, production, marketing, sales and preparation, as well as consumption. Above all, they are critical to each individual customer whether they are in the kitchen, store, restaurant or pub.
This book seeks to help those in all areas of industry who contribute to the visual stimulus experienced by the customer. These include architects, store designers, and food producers, whether they be banquet chef or manufacturer, as well as those in advertising and packaging or having responsibilityfor training customer contact staff. It will also serve as a text for students and graduates of food science, marketing in its widest sense, retailing, and those concerned with food and its presentation.
Although this book is directed at members of the food industry, the philosophy, approach, and interpretation apply to all industries and service sectors that depend on a person's visual appraisal of an object, scene, or situation.
Once confined to the research laboratory, the genetic engineering of plants is now a big business that is changing the face of modern agriculture. Giant corporations are creating designer crops with strange powers, from cholesterol-reducing soybeans to plants that act as miniature drug factories, churning out everything from vaccines to insulin. They promise great benefits: better health for consumers, more productive agriculture - even an end to world hunger. But the vision has a dark side, one of profit-driven tampering with life and the possible destruction of entire ecosystems. In this text Daniel Charles takes us deep inside research labs, farm sheds and corporate boardrooms to reveal the hidden story behind this agricultural revolution. He tells how a handful of scientists at Monsanto drove biotechnology from the lab into the field, and how the company's opponents are fighting back with every tool available to them, including the cynical manipulation of public fears. A dramatic account of boundless ambition, political intrigue and the quest for knowledge, this is ultimately a story of idealism and of conflicting dreams about the shape of a better world.
Meat is both a major food in its own right and a staple ingredient
in many food products. With its distinguished editors and an
international team of contributors, Meat processing reviews
research on what defines and determines meat quality, and how it
can be maintained or improved during processing.
Hurdle Technologies: Combination Treatments for Food Stability, Safety and Quality is the first work on hurdle technology in which all aspects, the possibilities and limitations of hurdle technology, are comprehensively outlined and evaluated. World-renowned on the subject, Leistner and Gould were instrumental in the development of the hurdle technology concept and in the last decades have obtained much practical experience in the application of this successful approach in the food industry worldwide.
When things go wrong in the bakery, the pressures of production do
not allow time for research into the solution. Solving these baking
problems has always been the province of experts . However, with a
methodical approach, keen observation and a suitable reference book
then the answers to many bakery problems are straightforward.
Baking problems solved is designed to help the busy bakery
professional find the information they need quickly. It also
enables them to understand the causes and implement solutions. It
is arranged in a practical question-and-answer format, with over
200 frequently asked questions. Individual chapters consider the
essential raw materials and the main types of bakery products. This
book is of invaluable use to all bakery professionals, bakery
students, food technologists and product developers.
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