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Emerging Technologies for Promoting Food Security

Emerging Technologies for Promoting Food Security Book
Author : Chandra Madramootoo
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2015-11-13
ISBN : 1782423532
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Emerging Technologies for Promoting Food Security: Overcoming the World Food Crisis discusses rising energy prices, increased biofuel use, water scarcity, and the rising world population, all factors that directly affect worldwide food security. The book examines the range of approaches to promoting global food security, including novel and existing agricultural and husbandry techniques for safe and sustainable food production. It is divided into three parts beginning with an overview of food security, an analysis of key drivers of food insecurity, and nutrition and food security. Part Two examines emerging technologies for plant and animal food security, with subsequent chapters discussing topics from genetic and aquaculture technologies, pest and disease control, environmental and policy issues affecting food security, and an in-depth analysis of water management and methods to reduce post-harvest losses. Provides a comprehensive overview of food security Thoroughly discusses rising energy prices, increased biofuel use, water scarcity, and the rising world population, all factors that directly affect worldwide food security Covers the emerging technologies for plant and animal food security Analyzes the policy issues affecting food security

Emerging Technologies in Food Science

Emerging Technologies in Food Science Book
Author : Monika Thakur,V. K. Modi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-02
ISBN : 9811525560
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive review of recent innovations in food science that are being used to tackle the challenges of food safety, nutritional security and sustainability. With a major focus on developing nations, like India, the book is divided into four main sections. The first section provides an overview of the food industry, while the second explores food safety in various segments, with an interesting account of street food safety – an important, yet often neglected aspect for safety parameters. The third section, on nutritional security and sustainability, explores various ways of maximizing nutrition and optimizing waste management in the food industry. The book closes with a section on emerging technologies and innovations, which introduces readers to some of the latest technologies in the food industry, including advances in food processing, packaging, nanotechnology, etc. The topics have been divided into 25 different chapters, which offer a diverse blend of perspectives on innovations in the developing world. Ideally suited for students and researchers in the food sciences, the book is also an interesting read for industry experts in Food Science and Technology.

Mathematics Applied in Information Systems

Mathematics Applied in Information Systems Book
Author : Mangey Ram
Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
Release : 2018-09-12
ISBN : 1681087138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent developments in information science and technology have been possible due to original and timely research contributions containing new results in various fields of applied mathematics. It is also true that advances in information science create opportunities for developing mathematical models further.

Global food security

Global food security Book
Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
Publisher : Stationery Office
Release : 2013-06-04
ISBN : 9780215058751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The International Development Committee calls for concerted action to curb food wastage in the UK and for expansion of DFID's bilateral nutrition programmes with a particular focus on pregnancy and early years, as part of wider efforts to improve global food security. There is scope for the Government to launch a national consumer campaign to reduce domestic food waste, also setting national targets to curb food waste within the UK food production and retail sectors. Agriculturally-produced biofuels are having a major detrimental impact on global food security by driving higher and more volatile food prices. EU targets requiring 10 per cent of transport energy to be drawn from renewable sources by 2020 are likely to cause dramatic food price increases, and the Government should revise its domestic Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to specifically exclude agriculturally-produced biofuels. Looking at the impact of rising world population, the Committee praises DFID's significant efforts to meet the considerable unmet need for contraception in many developing nations and urges the UK government to maintain a keen focus on women's reproductive rights within its development assistance programmes. MPs also flag the longer term barriers to development posed by systematic undernutrition. The Committee expresses concern that large corporations are buying up large areas of land in many developing countries previously farmed by smallholders. UK-domiciled corporations should be required to be transparent about land deals. Lastly, MPs focus on the key role that smallholder farmers will play in feeding a growing global population and in reducing rural poverty.

Risk and Food Safety in China and Japan

Risk and Food Safety in China and Japan Book
Author : Louis Augustin-Jean,Jean Pierre Poulain
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-03
ISBN : 1351714481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Around the world, food has probably never been as safe as it is today. However, periodic crises have aroused consumer anxiety and contributed to a general lack of confidence in the agro-industrial system. The diverse nature of these crises increases governments’ and industry difficulties in predicting and tackling them. This book addresses the relations between risk and food theoretically and empirically through case studies from Japan and China. Part I of the book examines the interaction between theoretical aspects and decision-making. The book theorizes the links between food and risk and analyses the decision-making process in light of risks and governance. The relationship between food risks, governance systems and economic decisions is assessed to explore ideas such as the "pact of nutrition" and the theory of weak signals. Part II examines case studies from China and Japan in the aftermaths of recent crises such as the milk powder scandal in China and food safety following the Fukushima nuclear accident and tsunami in Japan. This book will be an important resource for scholars, academics and policy-makers in the fields of sociology, economics, food studies, Chinese studies and Japanese studies and theories of risks and safety.

Innovative Food Processing Technologies

Innovative Food Processing Technologies Book
Author : Kai Knoerzer,Pablo Juliano,Geoffrey W Smithers
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-06-29
ISBN : 008100298X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Extraction, Separation, Component Modification and Process Intensification focuses on advances in new and novel non-thermal processing technologies which allow food producers to modify and process food with minimal damage to the foodstuffs. The book is highly focused on the application of new and novel technologies, beginning with an introductory chapter, and then detailing technologies which can be used to extract food components. Further sections on the use of technologies to modify the structure of food and the separation of food components are also included, with a final section focusing on process intensification and enhancement. Provides information on a variety of food processing technologies Focuses on advances in new and novel non-thermal processing technologies which allow food producers to modify and process food with minimal damage to the foodstuffs Presents a strong focus on the application of technologies in a variety of situations Created by editors who have a background in both the industry and academia

Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies

Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies Book
Author : Montserrat Espiñeira,Francisco J Santaclara
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-06-18
ISBN : 0081003218
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies: Improving Quality Throughout the Food Chain covers in detail a topic of great importance to both the food industry which is obliged to provide clear and accurate labeling of their products and the government and other organizations which are tasked with verification of claims of food quality and safety. The traceability of food products is becoming ever more important as globalization continues to increase the complexity of food chains. Coverage in the book includes the wide range of technologies and techniques which have been utilized in the tracing of food products. In addition, the ways in which the misuse of food traceability will affect the quality of food is also covered throughout. The first part of the book introduces the concept of traceability in the food industry, highlighting advantages of a robust traceability and the difficulties involved in implementing them. The second part looks at the technologies used to trace products, and the third section reviews the legal requirements for food traceability in the EU, the US, and the rest of the world. The final section contains a number of case studies which evaluate how food traceability has been successfully implemented in various foods focusing on the quality of the food. Provides a wide ranging overview of all recent advances in food traceability techniques and technologies Presents case studies covering when food traceability techniques have been applied to a range of food stuffs Covers the legal aspects of food traceability in the EU, the USA, and around the world

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture Book
Author : David Chikoye,Therese Gondwe,Nhamo Nhamo
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-04-07
ISBN : 0128105224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture: Upscaling in Developing Countries defines integrated climate smart agricultural technologies (ICSAT) as a suite of interconnected techniques and practices that enhance quantity and quality of agricultural products with minimum impact on the environment. These ICSAT are centered on three main pillars, increased production and income, adaptation and resilience to climate change, and minimizing GHG emissions. This book brings together technologies contributing to the three pillars, explains the context in which they can be scaled up, and identifies research and development gaps as areas requiring further investigation. It stresses the urgency in critically analyzing and recommending ICSAT and scaling out the efforts of both developing and disseminating these in an integrated manner. The book discusses, synthesizes, and offers alternative solutions to agriculture production systems and socio-economic development. It brings together biophysical and socioeconomic disciplines in evaluating suitable ICSAT in an effort to help reduce poverty and food insecurity. Highlights the research gaps and opportunities on climate smart agricultural technologies and institutional arrangements Provides information on institutional engagements that are inclusive of value chain actors that support partnerships and the development of interactive platforms Elaborates some of the effects of climate extremes on production and socioeconomic development on small farms whose impact has potentially large impact

Innovation and Future Trends in Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technologies

Innovation and Future Trends in Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technologies Book
Author : Craig Leadley
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2015-11-18
ISBN : 1782424709
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovation and Future Trends in Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technologies focuses on emerging and future trends in food manufacturing and supply chain technologies, examining the drivers of change and innovation in the food industry and the current and future ways of addressing issues such as energy reduction and rising costs in food manufacture. Part One looks at innovation in the food supply chain, while Part Two covers emerging technologies in food processing and packaging. Subsequent sections explore innovative food preservation technologies in themed chapters and sustainability and future research needs in food manufacturing. Addresses issues such as energy reduction and rising costs in food manufacture Assesses current supply chain technologies and the emerging advancements in the field, including key chapters on food processing technologies Covers the complete food manufacturing scale, compiling significant research from academics and important industrial figures

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research Book
Author : Francisco J. Barba
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-06
ISBN : 0128202165
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aquaculture and By-products: Challenges and Opportunities, Volume 92 in the Advances in Food and Nutrition Research series, explores the potential use of aquaculture and by-products as sources of proteins and bioactive compounds. Alternative extraction techniques to obtain, isolate and purify proteins and bioactive from aquaculture and by-products are thoroughly discussed. Chapters in this new volume include Alternative extraction techniques to obtain, isolate and purify proteins and bioactive from aquaculture and by-products, Development of new food and pharmaceutical products: Nutraceuticals and food additives, Evaluation of the protein and bioactive compound bioaccessibility/bioavailability and citotoxicity of the extracts obtained from aquaculture and by-products, and more.

Water Energy and Food Nexus in the Context of Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation

Water  Energy and Food Nexus in the Context of Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation Book
Author : Walter Leal Filho
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-10-23
ISBN : 3030572358
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Water Energy and Food Nexus in the Context of Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation book written by Walter Leal Filho, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Integrating the Packaging and Product Experience in Food and Beverages

Integrating the Packaging and Product Experience in Food and Beverages Book
Author : Peter Burgess
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-03-31
ISBN : 0081003609
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Integrating the Packaging and Product Experience in Food and Beverages: A Road-Map to Consumer Satisfaction focuses on the interrelationship between packaging and the product experience. In both industry and academia there has been a growing interest in investigating approaches that capture consumer responses to products that go beyond traditional sensory and liking measures. These approaches include assessing consumers' emotional responses, obtaining temporal measures of liking, as well as numerous published articles considering the effect of situation and context in the evaluation of food and beverage products. For fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) products in particular, packaging can be considered as a contributor to consumer satisfaction. Recent cross-modal research illustrated consumers’ dissatisfaction or delight with a product can be evoked when there is dissonance between the packaging and the product experience. The book includes an extensive overview of an adapted satisfaction scale that has been tailored for the food and beverage sector and which identifies varying satisfaction response modes such as contentment, pleasure, and delight with a product. This is an important development as it provides insights about products that can be used to market specific categories and brands of foods and beverages. The book demonstrates the value of this approach by bringing together case studies that consider the interrelationships between packaging design, shape, on-pack sensory messages, expectations, and consumer satisfaction with the product. Focuses on the inter-relationship between packaging and the product experience, specifically in the context of the food and beverage sector Presents the expectancy disconfirmation model of satisfaction, which is well developed within the social sciences, to the food and beverage sector Contains case studies demonstrating how these practices can be used in industry to better enhance customer’s responses to products Includes an extensive overview of an adapted satisfaction scale that has been tailored for the food and beverage sector and which identifies varying satisfaction response modes such as contentment, pleasure, and delight with a product

Advances in Food Rheology and Its Applications

Advances in Food Rheology and Its Applications Book
Author : Jasim Ahmed,Pawel Ptaszek,Santanu Basu
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 008100432X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advances in Food Rheology and Its Applications presents the latest advances in the measurement and application of food rheology, one of the most important tools for food companies when characterizing ingredients and final products, and a predictor of product performance and consumer acceptance. Split into two main focuses, the book gives in-depth analysis of the general advances in the field, with coverage of the relationship between food microstructure and rheology, the use of tribology in the study of oral processing, the use of large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) measurement and Fourier-transform rheology in food, and the influence of fibers and particle size distribution on food rheology, as well as many other advances. Written by a leading international team of authors, the book provides an in-depth and state-of-the-art coverage of this essential topic on the consumer acceptance of food. Brings together top researchers in the field of rheology, providing in-depth and state-of-the-art coverage on an area of study essential for managing the quality of foods and gaining consumer acceptance Presents in-depth coverage of advances in rheology, many of which have never been featured before, including tribology, large amplitude oscillatory shear measurement, and the influence of fibers and particle size distribution on food rheology Contains information that is highly relevant to the industrialist who wants to improve the rheological properties of the foods with which they are working

The Stability and Shelf Life of Food

The Stability and Shelf Life of Food Book
Author : Persis Subramaniam,Peter Wareing
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-24
ISBN : 0081004362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second edition of The Stability and Shelf-life of Food is a fully revised and thoroughly updated edition of this highly-successful book. This new edition covers methods for shelf-life and stability evaluation, reviewing the modelling and testing of the deterioration of products as well as the use of sensory evaluation methods for testing food spoilage. The first part of the book focuses on deteriorative processes and factors influencing shelf-life, covering aspects such as chemical deterioration, physical instability and microbiological spoilage. The effects of process and packaging on the stability and shelf-life of products are also covered in this part. Part Two reviews the methods for shelf life and stability evaluation. These include sensory evaluation methods and instrumental methods to determine food quality deterioration. The final section of the book covers stability of important ingredient categories, from oils and fats, to beverages such as beer, wine, coffee and fruit juices, in addition to bakery products and meats. With updated chapters reflecting advances made in the field and with the addition of new chapters covering the stability and shelf-life a variety of products, this new edition will provide the latest research for both academics working in the field of food quality as well as providing essential information for food scientists working in industry. Thoroughly revised and updated edition of a very popular and well regarded book Includes dedicated chapters covering the shelf-life and stability of specific products making this book ideal for those working in industry Presents a wide coverage of the processes and factors influencing shelf-life, the evaluation of stability and shelf-life and the stability and shelf-life of particular products makes this book valuable for both academics and those working in industry

Climate Change and Resilient Food Systems

Climate Change and Resilient Food Systems Book
Author : Vinaya Kumar Hebsale Mallappa
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-10-23
ISBN : 9813345381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Climate Change and Resilient Food Systems book written by Vinaya Kumar Hebsale Mallappa, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Implication of Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation in Medicine Agriculture and Food Industry

Implication of Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation in Medicine  Agriculture and Food Industry Book
Author : Pallaval Veera Bramhachari
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-11-26
ISBN : 9813294094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book illustrates the role of quorum sensing in the food industry, agriculture, veterinary sciences, and medicine. It highlights the importance of quorum sensing in regulating diverse cellular functions in microbes, including virulence, pathogenesis, controlled-gene expression systems, and antibiotic resistance. This book also describes the role of quorum sensing in survival behavior and antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Further, it reviews the major role played by quorum sensing in food spoilage, biofilm formation, and food-related pathogenesis. It also explores the methods for the detection and quantification of quorum sensing signals. It also presents antimicrobial and anti-quorum sensing activities of medicinal plants. Finally, the book elucidates a comprehensive yet representative description of basic and applied aspects of quorum sensing inhibitors. This book serves an ideal guide for researchers to understand the implications of quorum sensing in the food industry, medicine, and agriculture.

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research Book
Author : Fidel Toldra
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-07-24
ISBN : 0128171723
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advances in Food and Nutrition Research provides updated knowledge about nutrients in foods and how to avoid their deficiency, especially for those essential nutrients that should be present in the diet to reduce disease risk and optimise health. The series provides the latest advances on the identification and characterisation of emerging bioactive compounds with putative health benefits, as well as up-to-date information on food science, including raw materials, production, processing, distribution and consumption, always having in mind its nutritional benefits and health effects. Contains contributions that have been carefully selected based on their vast experience and expertise on the subject Includes updated, in-depth, and critical discussions of available information, giving the reader a unique opportunity to learn Encompasses a broad view of the topics at hand

Developing Food Products for Consumers with Specific Dietary Needs

Developing Food Products for Consumers with Specific Dietary Needs Book
Author : Steve Osborn,Wayne Morley
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-17
ISBN : 0081003404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developing Food Products for Customers with Specific Dietary Needs explains the process for developing foods for customers who have specific dietary needs, further shining a light on the number of increasing medical conditions related to food intake that have emerged in the past few decades. From increased fat and sugar intake leading to higher levels of obesity, to greater levels of coeliac disease, the ingredients and nutritional content of food is becoming more and more important. Additionally, consumers are following particular diets for many different reasons, be it health related, or for religious or moral reasons. The first part of the book looks, in detail, at the organizational structure required within a company to allow for the development of food products which meet the needs of these customers, while the second part presents a number of case studies highlighting the development of food products for various dietary requirements. Precise coverage includes section on the development of low-sodium, low-sugar, low-fat, and low-carbohydrate products with the aim of producing healthier foods, as well as the development of organic and vegetarian products for consumers who are following diets for personal reasons. The potential solutions for developing foods for customers who have specific dietary needs are likely to include both ingredients and technology developments. The ingredients area includes simple reductions as well as replacement strategies, whilst technology will be applied to both the ingredient itself and the host food product. All are aimed at maintaining the product quality as perceived by the customer. Provides an overview of the organizational structure required within a company to develop foods for specific customer needs Includes section on the development of low-sodium, low-sugar, low-fat, and low-carbohydrate products with the aim of producing healthier foods Presents case studies that deliver a best practice view on developing foods for customers with specific dietary needs Written by industry professionals, this book offers in-depth coverage of this topic of ever increasing importance to the food industry

Non Equilibrium States and Glass Transitions in Foods

Non Equilibrium States and Glass Transitions in Foods Book
Author : Bhesh R. Bhandari,Yrjö H. Roos
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-11-10
ISBN : 0081003358
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Non-equilibrium States and Glass Transitions in Foods: Processing Effects and Product Specific Implications presents the tactics needed to understand and control non-equilibrium states and glass transitions in food, an essential element in maintaining the shelf-life and quality of foods. After brief introductory chapters introduce the science behind non-equilibrium states and glass transitions in foods, the book details how glass transition temperature is affected by composition and the ways it influences processability and physico-chemical changes during the storage of foods, also exploring how these effects can be controlled. The second section looks at individual foods, highlighting the implications of non-equilibrium states and glass transitions within these foods. Maintaining and improving the quality of food is of upmost importance to food companies who have to ensure that the shelf life of their products is as long as possible. A large amount of research has been performed into glass transitions in food over the last few years, however there has not been a comprehensive review. This book fills that gap. Provides the only book on the market that covers non-equilibrium states and glass transitions in food from a practical standpoint Presents food industry professionals in the area of food quality with essential information on the effects of glass transitions and non-equilibrium states on the shelf life of specific products Edited by global leaders in glass transition technology in foods

Early Nutrition and Long Term Health

Early Nutrition and Long Term Health Book
Author : Jose M Saavedra,Anne M. Dattilo
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-11-29
ISBN : 008100186X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The nutrition of an individual during gestation and the first two years of life—the first 1,000 days—sets the stage for lifelong health. Nutrition quality and quantity in this period can influence the risk of developing diseases that constitute today’s epidemics. Early-life nutrition can program the body’s tissues, organ structure and function, and metabolic and immunologic responses. These factors impact growth, development and cognition, and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, allergies and obesity. The first part of Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health examines the mechanisms by which early nutrition affects the risk of developing these conditions. The second part of this book reviews specific non-communicable diseases (NCDs) associated with early nutrition. The third part discusses the effects of nutritional programming from fetal life to toddlerhood. Prevention of over- or undernutrition in early life, rather than dietary, behavioral or therapeutic interventions in later life, is likely to have a greater return on society’s investment in coping with the modern epidemic of NCDs. Examines the relation between early life nutrition and long-term health Covers the mechanistic aspects of nutritional programming and its impact on risk of chronic non-communicable diseases Reviews associations between infant and child diet and its effect on growth, development, cognition and later occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, allergies, metabolic conditions and obesity