Food Engineering, Production and Analysis
Hardcover ISBN: 1682861325
Food engineering as a field is very diverse and finds applications in agriculture, food processing and associated industries. This book presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. It elaborates concepts revolving around food science and technology, food chemistry, properties of various foods, relationship between food and the environment, etc. The extensive content of this book provides the readers with a thorough understanding of the subject. Students, researchers, experts and all associated with food engineering will benefit alike from this book.
The Food Explorer
The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
Paperback ISBN: 1101990597
The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes—and thousands more—to the American plate. In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild’s finds weren’t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America’s capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.
The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do About It
Paperback ISBN: 0071438726
"The evergreen subject of American gluttony and sloth brings out the best in scientist-advocates, and the authors, while drawing on a mountain of statistics and studies, make their indictment both funny and appalling." --Publishers Weekly "Brownell and Horgen uncover some of America's biggest diet hazards and how to avoid them." --Self magazine "This is a fascinating, empowering must-read filled with practical ways to take action." --Shape magazine "Food Fight is . . . an important contribution to the discourse around the obesity epidemic. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn more about the role of the food industry, and especially to public health advocates looking for clearly presented research and ideas for positive change." --Michele Simon, founder and director of the Center for Informed Food Choices
The Food History Reader
Paperback ISBN: 0857854127
With the proliferation of food history courses and avid interest amongst scholars and the public, the need for a comprehensive collection of primary texts is urgent. This is the definitive reader, spanning the globe from classical antiquity to the present.
Food in the Air and Space
The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies
Hardcover ISBN: 1442227281
This book explores the history of food in flight from hydrogen balloons to the space station: what was served, how and why; the problems with heating, cooling, and serving technology; logistics; overcoming cultural barriers; and the effect of altitude on our senses of taste and smell.
Food in Zones of Conflict
Paperback ISBN: 1785337459
The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and resources Controlling the production of and access to food can also be used as a weapon by protagonists in conflict. The logistics of supply of food to military personnel operating in conflict zones is another important issue. These themes unite this collection, the chapters of which span different geographic areas. This volume will appeal to scholars in a number of different disciplines, including anthropology, nutrition, political science, development studies and international relations, as well as practitioners working in the private and public sectors, who are currently concerned with food-related issues in the field.
Food Processing and Management
Hardcover ISBN: 1632393387
Food industry consumers worldwide are becoming more cautious, knowledgeable and consequently demanding, since food is a basic necessity of every being. Consumers want the industries to maintain a food quality at par with the standard set by food industry organizations. Problems like global warming, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions cause disasters like floods, droughts, fires and storms which result in massive loss for the agricultural and husbandry sectors and thus, add to the already prevalent threat of food scarcity to mankind. The book covers food processing, management and socio-economic aspects related to food industry. This book will prove to be a valuable account of knowledge which will be of great help to students, researchers and others willing to acquire information regarding food processing and management.