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Frontiers and New Trends in the Science of Fermented Food and Beverages

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ISBN: 9781789854954 9781789854961 Year: Pages: 152 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73404 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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From time immemorial fermented foods have undoubtedly contributed to the progress of modern societies. Historically, ferments have been present in virtually all human cultures worldwide, and nowadays natives from many ancient cultures still conduct a wide variety of food fermentations using deep-rooted recipes and processes. Within the last four centuries, scientific research has started to unravel many aspects of the biological process behind fermentations, which has contributed to the improvement of many industrial processes. During our journey in the research field, we have always been attracted to the development of scientific research around fermentations, especially autochthonous ferments: a natural repository of novel biomolecules and biological processes that will positively impact on many application fields from health, to food, to materials.

Some New Aspects of Colloidal Systems in Foods

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ISBN: 9781789857818 9781789857825 Year: Pages: 98 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75145 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Some New Aspects of Colloidal Systems in Foods is a new book on food emulsions, which provides in-depth coverage of some new aspects of food colloids. The coverage includes confident overviews of theoretical issues as well as descriptions of new techniques and recent colloid research findings. Specific topics include the role of electrostatic and steric forces in the stabilization of food colloids, antioxidants in food emulsions, nanoemulsions, and nanostructured colloids in food science. This book can be used as a specialized text for graduate students and researchers in food science and technology. In addition, it will serve as a reference text for advanced students in chemistry, engineers, biochemists, nutritionists, and analytical chemists in the food industry and research.

Food Engineering

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ISBN: 9781838819750 9781838819767 9781838819774 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78442 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Chemical Technology
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Given the rapid growth of engineering fields, namely the food industry with novel food process technologies, novel ingredients, advanced enzyme production and applications, and other complementary technologies, this book will disclose the latest trends in food engineering. This text is a compilation of selected research articles and reviews covering current efforts in research in and application of emerging technologies in the food industry. The chapters in this book are divided into three broad sections. Section 1 deals with introductory information about enzyme application, preserving treatments (such as thermal treatment, active packaging concepts) in a sustainable, cost-effective manner, inclusion in food processing of wild edible plants as a part of cultural and generic heritage, and the upscaling of extraction techniques to increase the bioavailability of bioactive compounds. Section 2 provides data concerning the food industry's emerging technologies. Section 3 reveals the latest trends in food fortification. Overall, this book serves as an inspiring source for both scientific and industrial actors or anyone involved in any aspect related to the food industry.

Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam

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ISBN: 9789811307423 Year: Pages: 330 Seiten Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 506
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Based on empirical research, this book focuses on the ambivalences and contraditions of eating in Vietnam. Against the background of an emerging consumer society and the globalisation of the agro-food system, eating becomes centre stage for people’s bodily integrity, social differentiation, identity projects as well as a lynchpin for national and international food policies.

Addressing Food and Nutrition Security in Developed Countries

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ISBN: 9783039212811 / 9783039212828 Year: Pages: 427 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-282-8 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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The Addressing Food and Nutrition Security in Developed Countries Special Issue is a collection of papers from researchers in counties with developed economies who are responding to increasing prevalence of food insecurity. Food insecurity is relatively hidden, and the real extent of the problem is likely to be underestimated in many of these countries. Novel methods to estimate the prevalence of food insecurity in the face of no routine measurement are presented. Population surveys highlight adverse mental health outcomes and new and emerging subgroups that are experiencing food insecurity. Understanding the factors associated with food insecurity and how people cope is extremely important when considering how best to address the problem. Readers can become familiar with the lived experience of food insecurity in some countries—essential intelligence for effective policy and interventions. The extent of food banking operations and the nature of the charitable response in some countries is also described. Country-specific research highlights the importance of understanding the cultural and external environmental context. The influence the cost of food and budgetary tools on diet and food insecurity suggests opportunities for intervention. Researchers calls for social protection and high-quality dignified responses to address this complex public health problem.

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Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment ISBN: 9781138588073 9780429503597 Year: Pages: 216 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements.&#xD;As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social justice and ecological sustainability. Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe, and New Zealand, this edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. The authors address topics including: the variety of forms that governance engagement takes from multi-stakeholderism to co-governance to polycentrism/self-governance; the values and power dynamics that underpin these different types of governance processes; effective approaches for achieving desired values and goals; and, the broader relationships and networks that may be activated to support change. By examining and comparing a variety of governance innovations, at a range of scales, the book offers insights for those considering contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation.&#xD;It is suitable for food studies students and researchers within geography, environmental studies, anthropology, policy studies, planning, health sciences and sociology, and will also be of interest to policy makers and civil society organizations with a focus on food systems.

Urban Food Sharing

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ISBN: 9781447349860 9781447349822 9781447349846 9781447349853 Year: Pages: 124 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 646883
Subject: Sociology
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book explores the history and current practice of food sharing. Illustrated by rich case studies from around the world, the book uses new empirical data to set an agenda for research and action. The book will be an important resource for researchers, policy makers and sharing innovators to explore the impacts and sustainability potential of such sharing for cities.&#xD;

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa

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Book Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture Series ISBN: 9780367246440 9780429283666 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book presents contemporary case studies of land use, management practices,&#xD;and innovation in Africa with a view to exploring how multifunctional land uses&#xD;can alleviate food insecurity and poverty.&#xD;Food security and livelihoods in Africa face multiple challenges in the form of&#xD;feeding a growing population on declining land areas under the impacts of climate&#xD;change. The overall question is what kind of farming systems can provide resilient&#xD;livelihoods? This volume presents a selection of existing farming systems that&#xD;demonstrate how more efficient use of land and natural resources, labour and other&#xD;inputs can have positive effects on household food security and livelihoods. It&#xD;examines how aquaculture, integrated water management, peri-urban&#xD;farming&#xD;systems, climate-smart&#xD;agriculture practices and parkland agroforestry contribute&#xD;multiple benefits. Drawing on case studies from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and&#xD;Burkina Faso, contributed by young African scientists, this book provides a unique&#xD;perspective on multifunctional land use in Africa and illustrates how non-conventional&#xD;uses can be profitable while promoting social and environmental&#xD;sustainability. Tapping into the global discussion on land scarcity and linking food&#xD;security to existing land use change processes, this volume will stimulate readers&#xD;looking for diversified land uses that are compatible with both household and&#xD;national food security ambitions.&#xD;This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of African development,&#xD;agriculture, food security, land use and environmental management, as well&#xD;as sustainable development more generally, in addition to policymakers and practitioners&#xD;working in these areas.

Active Antimicrobial Food Packaging

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ISBN: 9781789850031 9781789850048 Year: Pages: 104 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74450 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Microbiology
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Active antimicrobial food packaging is a new generation of packaging. Antimicrobial food additives are incorporated in the food packaging systems to inhibit, retard, or inactivate microbial growth to extend the shelf life of foods. This book is composed of five chapters, and is aimed at introducing the reader to active antimicrobial food packaging, as well as concerns of the consumers on synthetic-based food additives.

Citrus - Health Benefits and Production Technology

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ISBN: 9781789854275 9781789854282 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73429 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Citrus is one of the world's major fruit crops, with global availability and popularity contributing to human diets. Citrus fruits are the highest-value fruit crop in terms of international trade. Current annual worldwide citrus production is estimated at over 70 million tons, with more than half of this being oranges. The rise in citrus production is mainly due to the increase in cultivation areas, improvements in transportation and packaging, rising incomes, and consumer preference for healthy foods. Citrus fruit growth and quality are dependent on climatic conditions, in addition to soil type, water availability, cultural practices, and nutrient supply. The book briefly explains the fruit morphology, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, growth phases, maturity standards, grades, and physical and mechanical characteristics of citrus trees. It also provides the foundation for understanding the growth, harvest, and post-harvest aspects of citrus fruits. Insect pests and diseases, irrigation, nutrition, and rootstocks are also addressed in this book.

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