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Edible Insects

Edible Insects Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-07-15
ISBN : 9780128227282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edible insects are a paleo-food predating early human. Use of insects for food, particularly for pregnant and lactating mothers and for young children especially around the time of weaning have surfaced continually as important traditional ecological knowledge worldwide. Sustainable, complete, local protein sources are necessary for the world's population to be entirely nutritionally secure. Nutritional security is on the road to peace, and therefore important to all human beings. Recognizing these interconnections is critically important and urgent for reduction of conflict and violence and necessary for world peace. Insects fill the complete nutritional needs of humans and make one of the smallest environmental footprint of other protein sources. Barriers to adoption, however, are significant with this sustainable protein source. In this book we will share a broad-reaching holistic approach for overcoming these barriers. The paleo-history argument for edible insects will be addressed along with the nutritional input and climate change amelioration. These revelations will be available in this book for the world not yet part of the two billion who already are traditional and newly adopted insect consumers. A holistic, inclusive, broad view of why insects and how insects can become widely accepted as a sustainable protein source Environmental impact of edible insects, particularly in tables and infographics where carbon, water, and land use footprints for various protein sources are being compared Nutrition-based infographics that add insects to the tables where other protein sources are being compared A world-wide, culture-specific and culture-general look into the roadblocks and the opening of the gates for insects to become a sustainable protein of choice, particularly among Euro-American cultures and other populations wanting to emulate Euro-American and European cultures

Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems

Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems Book
Author : Afton Halloran,Roberto Flore,Paul Vantomme,Nanna Roos
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-05-14
ISBN : 3319740113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text provides an important overview of the contributions of edible insects to ecological sustainability, livelihoods, nutrition and health, food culture and food systems around the world. While insect farming for both food and feed is rapidly increasing in popularity around the world, the role that wild insect species have played in the lives and societies of millions of people worldwide cannot be ignored. In order to represent this diversity, this work draws upon research conducted in a wide range of geographical locations and features a variety of different insect species. Edible insects in Sustainable Food Systems comprehensively covers the basic principles of entomology and population dynamics; edible insects and culture; nutrition and health; gastronomy; insects as animal feed; factors influencing preferences and acceptability of insects; environmental impacts and conservation; considerations for insect farming and policy and legislation. The book contains practical information for researchers, NGOs and international organizations, decision-makers, entrepreneurs and students.

Eating Bugs as Sustainable Food

Eating Bugs as Sustainable Food Book
Author : Cecilia Pinto McCarthy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-08
ISBN : 1532173172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many people enjoy eating meat. But livestock takes up a lot of land and resources. Bugs take less space, water, and food. They are also more nutritious than meat. Eating Bugs as Sustainable Food looks at the science behind raising and eating bugs and why eating bugs might help feed more people around the world. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Edible Insects in the Food Sector

Edible Insects in the Food Sector Book
Author : Giovanni Sogari,Cristina Mora,Davide Menozzi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-08-19
ISBN : 3030225224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores one of the most discussed and investigated novel foods in recent years: edible insects. The increasing demand for alternative protein sources worldwide had led the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to promote the potential of using insects both for feed and food, establishing a program called “Edible Insects.” Although several social, environmental, and nutritional benefits of the use of insects in the human diet have been identified, the majority of the population in Western countries rejects the idea of adopting insects as food, predominantly for cultural reasons. Nevertheless, international interest in promoting the consumption of insects has grown significantly, mainly in North America and Europe. This trend is mostly due to increasing attention and involvement from the scientific network and the food and feed industries, as well as governments and their constituents. The book explores the current state of entomophagy and identifies knowledge gaps to inform primary research institutions, students, members of the private sector, and policymakers to better plan, develop, and implement future research studies on edible insects as a sustainable source of food. The case studies and issues presented in this book cover highly up-to-date topics such as aspects of safety and allergies for human consumption, final meat quality of animals fed with insects, the legislative framework for the commercialization of this novel food, and other relevant issues.

Sustainable Protein Sources

Sustainable Protein Sources Book
Author : Sudarshan Nadathur,Janitha P. D. Dr. Wanasundara,Laurie Scanlin
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-10-02
ISBN : 0128027762
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Protein plays a critical role in human nutrition. Although animal-derived proteins constitute the majority of the protein we consume, plant-derived proteins can satisfy the same requirement with less environmental impact. Sustainable Protein Sources allows readers to understand how alternative proteins such as plant, fungal, algal, and insect protein can take the place of more costly and less efficient animal-based sources. Sustainable Protein Sources presents the various benefits of plant and alternative protein consumption, including those that benefit the environment, population, and consumer trends. The book presents chapter-by-chapter coverage of protein from various sources, including cereals and legumes, oilseeds, pseudocereals, fungi, algae, and insects. It assesses the nutrition, uses, functions, benefits, and challenges of each of these proteins. The book also explores opportunities to improve utilization and addresses everything from ways in which to increase consumer acceptability, to methods of improving the taste of products containing these proteins, to the ways in which policies can affect the use of plant-derived proteins. In addition, the book delves into food security and political issues which affect the type of crops that are cultivated and the sources of food proteins. The book concludes with required consumer choices such as dietary changes and future research ideas that necessitate vigorous debate for a sustainable planet. Introduces the need to shift current animal-derived protein sources to those that are more plant-based Presents a valuable compendium on plant and alternate protein sources covering land, water, and energy uses for each type of protein source Discusses nutritive values of each protein source and compares each alternate protein to more complete proteins Provides an overview of production, including processing, protein isolation, use cases, and functionality Presents solutions to challenges, along with taste modulation Focuses on non-animal derived proteins Identifies paths and choices that require consumer and policymaker debate and action

African Edible Insects As Alternative Source of Food Oil Protein and Bioactive Components

African Edible Insects As Alternative Source of Food  Oil  Protein and Bioactive Components Book
Author : Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-10
ISBN : 3030329526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The harvesting, processing and consumption of edible insects is one of the main keys to the sustainability of food chains on the African continent. Insects are the largest and most successful group of animals on the planet and it is estimated that they comprise 80% of all animals. This makes edible insects extremely important to the future survival of large populations across Africa and the world. Insects offer a complete animal protein that includes all 9 essential amino acids and are very competitive with other protein sources. They are also a good source of beneficial unsaturated fats, and many insects have a perfect Omega 3:6 balance. African Edible Insects As Alternative Source of Food, Oil, Protein and Bioactive Components comprehensively outlines the importance of edible insects as food and animal feed and the processing of insects in Africa. The text also highlights indigenous knowledge of edible insects and shows the composition and nutritional value of these insects, plus presents reviews of current research and developments in this rapidly expanding field. All of the main types of edible insects are covered, including their nutritional value, chemical makeup, and harvesting and processing details. The various preparation technologies are covered for each insect, as are their individual sensory qualities and safety aspects. A key aspect of this work is its focus on the role of insects in edible oils and gelatins. Individual chapters focus on entomophagy in Africa and the various key aspects of the continent's growing edible insect consumption market. As it becomes increasingly clear that the consumption of insects will play a major role in the sustainability of food chains in Africa, this work can be used as a comprehensive and up-to-date singular source for researchers looking for a complete overview on this crucial topic.

Eating Bugs on Purpose

Eating Bugs on Purpose Book
Author : Emily M. Moscato,Madison Cassel
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9781526488206
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When we think of insects, "yummy" is not generally a top-of-mind descriptor. The emerging industry of edible insects is seeking to change that. Insects raised for human consumption offer a versatile protein source, while requiring fewer natural resources (water, land, and energy) and producing less emissions than other traditional animal protein sources. Yet the edible insect industry faces a number of challenges in overcoming negative associations, gaining acceptance as an alternative protein source, and obtaining wider retail distribution. This case explores the opportunities and dilemmas faced by the edible insect industry from sustainability, innovation, and consumer behavior perspectives, as it endeavors to grow demand for this environmentally beneficial but generally undesired food source. A central question emerges for entrepreneurs: What is the best marketing strategy to increase consumer adoption and maintain competitive advantage in this new food sector?

The Insect Cookbook

The Insect Cookbook Book
Author : Arnold van Huis,Henk van Gurp,Marcel Dicke
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2014-03-04
ISBN : 0231536216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Definitive Guide to Insects as a Sustainable Food Source In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part of our future diet. They provide consumers and chefs with the essential facts about insects for culinary use, with recipes simple enough to make at home yet boasting the international flair of the world's most chic dishes. "Invite politicians to dinner and let them tell the world how delicious it is.... They will proudly go around and say, 'I ate crickets, I ate locusts, and they were delicious.'"—Kofi Annan The Insect Cookbook features delicious recipes and interviews with top chefs, insect farmers, political figures, and nutrition experts, including chef René Redzepi, whose establishment was elected three times as "best restaurant of the world"; Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations; and Daniella Martin of Girl Meets Bug. The book contains all you need to know about cooking with insects, where to buy them, which ones are edible, and how to store and prepare them at home and in commercial spaces.

Edible Insects in the Food Sector

Edible Insects in the Food Sector Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9783030225230
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores one of the most discussed and investigated novel foods in recent years: edible insects. The increasing demand for alternative protein sources worldwide had led the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to promote the potential of using insects both for feed and food, establishing a program called "Edible Insects." Although several social, environmental, and nutritional benefits of the use of insects in the human diet have been identified, the majority of the population in Western countries rejects the idea of adopting insects as food, predominantly for cultural reasons. Nevertheless, international interest in promoting the consumption of insects has grown significantly, mainly in North America and Europe. This trend is mostly due to increasing attention and involvement from the scientific network and the food and feed industries, as well as governments and their constituents. The book explores the current state of entomophagy and identifies knowledge gaps to inform primary research institutions, students, members of the private sector, and policymakers to better plan, develop, and implement future research studies on edible insects as a sustainable source of food. The case studies and issues presented in this book cover highly up-to-date topics such as aspects of safety and allergies for human consumption, final meat quality of animals fed with insects, the legislative framework for the commercialization of this novel food, and other relevant issues.

Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients

Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients Book
Author : Aaron T. Dossey,Juan A. Morales-Ramos,M. Guadalupe Rojas
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-06-23
ISBN : 0128028920
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications describes how insects can be mass produced and incorporated into our food supply at an industrial and cost-effective scale, providing valuable guidance on how to build the insect-based agriculture and the food and biomaterial industry. Editor Aaron Dossey, a pioneer in the processing of insects for human consumption, brings together a team of international experts who effectively summarize the current state-of-the-art, providing helpful recommendations on which readers can build companies, products, and research programs. Researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in insect mass production and the industrial use of insects will benefit from the content in this comprehensive reference. The book contains all the information a basic practitioner in the field needs, making this a useful resource for those writing a grant, a research or review article, a press article, or news clip, or for those deciding how to enter the world of insect based food ingredients. Details the current state and future direction of insects as a sustainable source of protein, food, feed, medicine, and other useful biomaterials Provides valuable guidance that is useful to anyone interested in utilizing insects as food ingredients Presents insects as an alternative protein/nutrient source that is ideal for food companies, nutritionists, entomologists, food entrepreneurs, and athletes, etc. Summarizes the current state-of-the-art, providing helpful recommendations on building companies, products, and research programs Ideal reference for researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in insect mass production and the industrial use of insects Outlines the challenges and opportunities within this emerging industry

Sustainable Protein Sources from Greenhouses

Sustainable Protein Sources from Greenhouses Book
Author : Shuna Wang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The demand for sustainable protein sources has increased in recent years. Rearing edible insects using side streams from greenhouses and high protein crops grown in greenhouses can contribute to this demand. Wageningen University & Research has explored the possibilities in a deskstudy. Edible insects such as mealworms, crickets and locust species contain quality proteins, but also unsaturated fat, vitamins and minerals. They can be reared on various waste streams from greenhouse crops, but proteins and lipids should be added to the diet. The major plant protein sources are legumes and oilseeds, which are often used to generate animal protein-like products. Several crops were screened on their potential for greenhouse production on the criteria high nutrition value, suitability for high-wire cultivation and absence of legal issues. Lupin species and faba beans meet these requirements.

African Edible Insects As Alternative Source of Food Oil Protein and Bioactive Components

African Edible Insects As Alternative Source of Food  Oil  Protein and Bioactive Components Book
Author : Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2020-02-19
ISBN : 9783030329518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The harvesting, processing and consumption of edible insects is one of the main keys to the sustainability of food chains on the African continent. Insects are the largest and most successful group of animals on the planet and it is estimated that they comprise 80% of all animals. This makes edible insects extremely important to the future survival of large populations across Africa and the world. Insects offer a complete animal protein that includes all 9 essential amino acids and are very competitive with other protein sources. They are also a good source of beneficial unsaturated fats, and many insects have a perfect Omega 3:6 balance. African Edible Insects As Alternative Source of Food, Oil, Protein and Bioactive Components comprehensively outlines the importance of edible insects as food and animal feed and the processing of insects in Africa. The text also highlights indigenous knowledge of edible insects and shows the composition and nutritional value of these insects, plus presents reviews of current research and developments in this rapidly expanding field. All of the main types of edible insects are covered, including their nutritional value, chemical makeup, and harvesting and processing details. The various preparation technologies are covered for each insect, as are their individual sensory qualities and safety aspects. A key aspect of this work is its focus on the role of insects in edible oils and gelatins. Individual chapters focus on entomophagy in Africa and the various key aspects of the continent's growing edible insect consumption market. As it becomes increasingly clear that the consumption of insects will play a major role in the sustainability of food chains in Africa, this work can be used as a comprehensive and up-to-date singular source for researchers looking for a complete overview on this crucial topic.

Bugs for Breakfast

Bugs for Breakfast Book
Author : Mary Boone
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2021-10-19
ISBN : 1641605405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most North Americans would rather squish a bug than eat it. But mopane worms are a tasty snack in Zimbabwe, baby bees are eaten right out of the can in Japan, and grasshopper tacos are popular in Mexico. More than one-fourth of the world's population eats insects—a practice called entomophagy. Bugs for Breakfast helps middle-grade readers understand the role insects fill in feeding people around the world. Readers will be introduced to the insect specialties and traditions around the globe. They'll discover how nutritious bugs can be and why dining on insects is more environmentally friendly than eating traditional protein sources. Kids will see how making small changes in their own diets could help ensure no one goes hungry. It even includes 13 insect recipes! No doubt about it: teachers, librarians, and parents are hungry for books that entice young readers to be active participants in science. Bugs for Breakfast may not completely remove the yuck-factor from the notion of eating bugs, but it will open young readers' minds to what is happening in the world around them.

Proteins Sustainable Source Processing and Applications

Proteins  Sustainable Source  Processing and Applications Book
Author : Charis M. Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-05-30
ISBN : 012817286X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Proteins: Sustainable Source, Processing and Applications addresses sustainable proteins, with an emphasis on proteins of animal origin, plant-based and insect proteins, microalgal single cell proteins, extraction, production, the stability and bioengineering of proteins, food applications (e.g. encapsulation, films and coatings), consumer behavior and sustainable consumption. Written in a scientific manner to meet the needs of chemists, food scientists, technologists, new product developers and academics, this book addresses the health effects and properties of proteins, highlights sustainable sources, processes and consumption models, and analyzes the potentiality of already commercialized processes and products. This book is an integral resource that supports the current applications of proteins in the food industry, along with those that are currently under development. Supports the current applications of proteins in the food industry, along with those that are under development Connects the properties and health effects of proteins with sustainable sources, recovery procedures, stability and encapsulation Explores industrial applications that are affected by aforementioned aspects

Sustainable Meat Production and Processing

Sustainable Meat Production and Processing Book
Author : Charis M. Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-10-29
ISBN : 0128156880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Meat Production and Processing presents current solutions to promote industrial sustainability and best practices in meat production, from postharvest to consumption. The book acts as a guide for meat and animal scientists, technologists, engineers, professionals and producers. The 12 most trending topics of sustainable meat processing and meat by-products management are included, as are advances in ingredient and processing systems for meat products, techno-functional ingredients for meat products, protein recovery from meat processing by-products, applications of blood proteins, artificial meat production, possible uses of processed slaughter co-products, and environmental considerations. Finally, the book covers the preferred technologies for sustainable meat production, natural antioxidants as additives in meat products, and facilitators and barriers for foods containing meat co-products. Analyzes the role of novel technologies for sustainable meat processing Covers how to maintain sustainability and achieve high levels of meat quality and safety Presents solutions to improve productivity and environmental sustainability Takes a proteomic approach to characterize the biochemistry of meat quality defects

Cultural Anthropology An Applied Perspective

Cultural Anthropology  An Applied Perspective Book
Author : Gary Ferraro,Susan Andreatta
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 1305162870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explore cultural anthropology and its relevance in today's world with Gary Ferraro and Susan Andreatta's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE, Tenth Edition. This contemporary book provides interesting real-world examples and applications of the principles and practices of anthropology, helping readers appreciate other cultures as well as their own--and apply what they learn to situations in their personal and professional life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Edible Insects and the Future of Food

Edible Insects and the Future of Food Book
Author : Dominic Glover,Alexandra Sexton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some experts think that edible insects could be a good option for sustainable protein production and consumption, and one of the keys to global food security in a world of nine billion people or more. We used the methods of Foresight to explore the potential of insect-eating within four different future scenarios. Interestingly, edible insects featured as a plausible part of all four imagined futures. This suggests that eating insects might become mainstream in a few decades. However, questions remain about the economic viability and food safety of insect-based foods. Research into these questions is necessary and justified.

Incorporating Cultures Role in the Food and Agricultural Sciences

Incorporating Cultures  Role in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Book
Author : Florence V. Dunkel
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-08-29
ISBN : 0128039825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Incorporating Cultures' Role in the Food and Agricultural Sciences addresses the practical needs of the professors, administrators and students who often face challenges of working together with Indigenous peoples with whom they have no prior experience. Missed communication, failed projects and unrealistic goals are daily realities. Academia and industry often encounter frustration in recruiting and retaining Native American students and other ethnicities. This text is a guide for anyone working in the food or agriculture disciplines or industries, particularly for those working with people of a culture different from one’s own. Comprehensive, full awareness of one’s own culture is a prerequisite for effective teaching and learning within another culture. This book is replete with stories, examples and peer-refereed journal articles to help build awareness. These stories, examples and articles from multiple voices are placed over a basic underlying framework that is summed up in the title of the book itself. Provides compelling, well-referenced practical ways to understand the cultural component of behavior related to food and agriculture Explores behavior in setting policy, developing curricula, interacting with communities and in making choices as a consumer Connects the dots between food deserts, the disgust factor and the world’s grand challenges Includes lessons learned and new approaches in food and agricultural sciences using transdisciplinary, experiential action research methods Contains practical, state-of-the-art methodologies and diagrams to get started improving intercultural competency, inclusivity and internationalization of food and agricultural sciences

Termites and Sustainable Management

Termites and Sustainable Management Book
Author : Md. Aslam Khan,Wasim Ahmad
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-02-19
ISBN : 3319721100
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Volume comprises 12 chapters in an attempt to bring available information on biology, social behavour and economic importance of termites. Chapters in this book dealing with termites identification provide a review on most updated information of their systematics. Ecologically, termites interact with living and non-living surroundings and deliver a wide range of behaviors. In a separate chapter termites ecology is examined and explored. Termites depend on their gut microbes for digestion of complex polysaccharides of wood into simpler molecules. Information provided on termite gut microbiome and lignocellulose degradation constitutes an important contribution. Termite biology and social behaviour have been addressed comprehensively. Trail pheromones are responsible for the orientation and recruitment of nestmates to the food sources. Once arriving at a potential food source, termites assess its quality using a different set of cues. A separate chapter on trail pheromones, cues used during foraging and food assessment, with preferences for foraging sites, contributes a wealth of information. Emphasis has been given on reviewing ecological benefits of termites in other chapters. The information with respect to termite species as an edible insect and the overall role it plays in food and nutrition security in Africa is quite informative. A separate chapter dealing with importance of termites and termitaria in mineral exploration constitutes a significant step in addressing the economic importance of this insect group.

Food Technology Disruptions

Food Technology Disruptions Book
Author : Charis M. Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-01-29
ISBN : 0128214740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food Technology Disruptions covers the latest disruptions in the food industry, such as the Internet of Things, digital technologies, modern applications like 3D printing, bacterial sensors in food packaging, electronic noses for food authentication, and artificial intelligence. With additional discussions on innovative distribution and delivery of food and consumer acceptance of food disruptions, this book is an essential resource for food scientists, technologists, engineers, agriculturalists, chemists, product developers, researchers, academics and professionals working in the food industry. While innovations play an important role in food production, disruptive technologies are a revolutionary type of innovation that can displace an established technology and shake up the industry...or create a completely new industry. Currently, digital technologies and smart applications lead innovations in the food sector in order to optimize the food supply chain and to develop and deliver tailor-made food products to consumers with new eating habits. Covers digital technologies in agriculture, food production and food processing, modern eating habits, personalized nutrition, and relevant innovative food products Brings alternative protein sources, novel functional foods and artificial meat Discusses the Internet of Things, digital technologies and modern applications like 3D printing, smart packaging and smart food distribution