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Focus On Food Engineering Research And Developments

Author : Vivian N. Pletney
ISBN : 1600218989
Genre : Food industry and trade
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Food engineering refers to the engineering aspects of food production and processing. Food engineering includes, but is not limited to, the application of agricultural engineering and chemical engineering principles to food materials. Genetic engineering of plants and animals is not normally the work of a food engineer. Food engineering is a very wide field of activities. Among its domain of knowledge and action are: Design of machinery and processes to produce foods; Design and implementation of food safety and preservation measures in the production of foods; ;Biotechnological processes of food production; Choice and design of food packaging materials. Quality control of food production. This book deals with new and important food engineering research trends.
Category: Food industry and trade

Focus On Food Photography For Bloggers Focus On Series

Author : Matt Armendariz
ISBN : 9781136108853
Genre : Photography
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Sharing your kitchen concoctions on your personal food blog has never been as popular as it is right now, but if you've ever had trouble getting your tasty temptations to look like pretty plates on camera, you know how difficult it can be to take amazing pictures of food. Matt Armendariz, of Mattbites food blog fame, shares his experiences and best practices for creating wonderful food photos in Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers. Written specifically for you the blogger, Matt discusses the ins and outs of equipment, lighting, composition, propping, sparking your inspiration, and getting creative, all with what you have on hand at home! Learn how to avoid common pitfalls with foods that are notoriously camera shy, how to successfully snap your dinner at a restaurant as well as on your kitchen table, and how to style your food with what you have in your cupboards. He also includes advice on post-processing, posting, and protecting your prized images. As well as on his blog, Matt's photography has been featured in The Skinny Bitch Cookbook, on Martha Stewart, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, and Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, along with numerous food magazines and newspapers. Let this seasoned blogger give your food photography the boost it needs to really make your readers salivate!
Category: Photography

The Handbook For Focus Group Research

Author : Thomas L Greenbaum
ISBN : 0761912533
Genre : Social Science
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As one of the most popular tools for gathering information in today's marketplace, focus groups require understanding of purpose and good grounding in the technique to be effective. In The Handbook for Focus Group Research, Second Edition, Thomas L. Greenbaum provides the latest information on conducting effective focus groups. New chapters in this 1997 edition discuss the technology revolution, globalization of focus groups, physician focus groups, and the effective management of field services and recruiting. With more than 20 years of experience in focus group research, Tom Greenbaum shows the reader in this essential guide how to maximize the effectiveness of focus groups in thorough discussions of moderators and their techniques, escalating costs, facilities, and careers. This book is essential for professionals and scholars interested in marketing and marketing research.
Category: Social Science

Food Safety In Kenya Focus On Fruits And Vegetables

Author : Yen, Eric
Genre : Political Science
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Consumption of fruits and vegetables is important for maintaining good health and preventing chronic disease; Kenyans consume too little of these foods relative to dietary recommendations. Contaminated fruits and vegetables are an important conduit of foodborne disease (FBD), which represents a significant share of the global burden of disease, particularly in Africa. Improving the safety of fruits and vegetables and increasing their consumption are both important for improving population health. Concern about food safety is high among consumers who shop at supermarkets and specialty grocery stores in Nairobi, and prices for fruits and vegetables in these outlets far above those observed in open-air markets. This suggests significant potential for farmers to benefit economically from the production of safe, high-quality produce if credible certification systems can be developed. The FBD burden, as well as premium market opportunities for horticultural producers, are set to continue to increase in Kenya as a burgeoning middle class demands a more diversified and nutritious diet. Risk of FBD can be reduced at every stage, from farm to fork. Increasing awareness among farmers, processors, retailers, and consumers is thus a critical step toward safer food in Kenya The Kenyan government has laid out a comprehensive set of actions to improve food safety in the 2013 National Food Safety Policy, but these have yet to be implemented. Many of these interventions could be taken up by county governments. Success by KEPHIS in the enforcement of regulations in crops destined for export demonstrate the potential for public action to improve food safety in Kenya, and should be emulated in the domestic market.
Category: Political Science

Food Tech Focus

Author : Lois Aspin
ISBN : 1442537876
Genre : Food
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Food Tech Focus is the exciting series from the market leader in Food Technology teaching and learning solutions. Food Tech Focus comprehensively covers the NSW Food Technology syllabus. The rich design and easy-to-follow layout will engage students in all aspects of Food Technology. Each chapter opens with a strong visual image providing a discussion point to activate students' prior learning. The handy syllabus grid guides students on their journey through Food Technology. Each chapter is divided into units that provide students with the key knowledge and skills required by the syllabus. The end of each unit provides a wealth of activities that revise, consolidate and extend students' knowledge. Each chapter contains a 'Practitioner Focus', introducing the students to real-life examples of people engaged in different aspects of the food industry. 'Food in Focus' supports the content being studied through case studies and other examples. Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive chapter review.
Category: Food

Careers In Focus Import Export

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ISBN : 143819059X
Genre : Occupations
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Ferguson's Careers in Focus;books are a valuable career exploration tool for libraries and career centers.
Category: Occupations

Sensory Evaluation Of Food Principles And Practices

Author : Harry T. Lawless
ISBN : 083421752X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The book is designed as a text for undergraduate and graduate courses in sensory evaluation and as a reference for industrial practitioners. It covers all the basic techniques of sensory testing, from simple discrimination tests to home use placements for consumers. It provides a practical guide to how tests are conducted and, for the reader who wishes a deeper understanding, provides the fundamental psychological and statistical theories that form the basis and rationale for sensory test design. Statistics used in sensory evaluation are demonstrated as integrated applications in the context of appropriate sensory methods and are also presented as a stand-alone material in appendixes. Statistical applications are tailored to common and relevance are obvious, and space is not wasted on designs or analyses that are not suitable for data collection from human observers. The text presents divergent philosophies in a balanced manner. Chapters are constructed so that beginning students who want only practical aspects of conducting sensory tests will find clear instructions on how tests should be conducted. Advanced students and practitioners will profit from the detailed section on rationale and sensory evaluation issues. "It covers the entire spectrum of sensory analysis. I have read many books on this intriguing subject, but this is the Rolls-Royce." a?? Aubrey Parsons, governing council member, International Union for Food Science and Technology
Category: Technology & Engineering

Food Fears

Author : Dr Alison Blay-Palmer
ISBN : 9781409487685
Genre : Science
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The industrial food system of the West is increasingly perceived as problematic. The physical, social and intellectual distance between consumers and their food stems from a food system that privileges quantity and efficiency over quality, with an underlying assumption that food is a commodity, rather than a source of nourishment and pleasure. In the wake of various food and health scares, there is a growing demand from consumers to change the food they eat, which in turn acts as a catalyst for the industry to adapt and for alternative systems to evolve. Drawing on a wealth of empirical research into mainstream and alternative North American food systems, this book discusses how sustainable, grass roots, local food systems offer a template for meaningful individual activism as a way to bring about change from the bottom up, while at the same time creating pressure for policy changes at all levels of government. This movement signals a shift away from market economy principles and reflects a desire to embody social and ecological values as the foundation for future growth.
Category: Science

Introduction To The Us Food System

Author : Roni Neff
ISBN : 9781118913055
Genre : Medical
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A public health approach to the US food system Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health,Environment, and Equity is a comprehensive and engagingtextbook that offers students an overview of today's US foodsystem, with particular focus on the food system'sinterrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, andsociety. Using a classroom-friendly approach, the text covers thecore content of the food system and provides evidence-basedperspectives reflecting the tremendous breadth of issues and ideasimportant to understanding today's US food system. The book is richwith illustrative examples, case studies, activities, anddiscussion questions. The textbook is a project of the Johns Hopkins Center for aLivable Future (CLF), and builds upon the Center's educationalmission to examine the complex interrelationships between diet,food production, environment, and human health to advance anecological perspective in reducing threats to the health of thepublic, and to promote policies that protect health, the globalenvironment, and the ability to sustain life for futuregenerations. Issues covered in Introduction to the US Food Systeminclude food insecurity, social justice, community and workerhealth concerns, food marketing, nutrition, resource depletion, andecological degradation. Presents concepts on the foundations of the US food system,crop production, food system economics, processing and packaging,consumption and overconsumption, and the environmental impacts offood Examines the political factors that influence food and how itis produced Ideal for students and professionals in many fields, includingpublic health, nutritional science, nursing, medicine, environment,policy, business, and social science, among others Introduction to the US Food System presents a broad viewof today's US food system in all its complexity and providesopportunities for students to examine the food system's stickiestproblems and think critically about solutions.
Category: Medical

Food And Human Rights In Development Legal And Institutional Dimensions And Selected Topics

Author : Wenche Barth Eide
ISBN : 9789050953856
Genre : Law
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The right to adequate food is firmly established in international human rights law. It is among those most cited in solemn declarations and most violated in practice. In a landmark decision, the 1996 World Food Summit decided to break with the all too familiar right-to-food rhetoric and requested a clarification of "the content of the right to food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger" and the means for its implementation. Since then much efforts have gone into further conceptualisation of social and cultural rights in general and the right to adequate food in particular. UN agencies, scholars, interested governments and civil society have joined forces in attempting to provide a foundation for national and international follow-up of the recommendations of the World Food Summit, reinforced by the Millennium Development Goals. This first of two volumes provides evidence of some of this work and gives direction for future activities to promote and protect the right to adequate food for all. It has contributions from some 15 authors who have all been directly involved, from different angles, in the advancement of the right to food and related human rights over the past years. Besides introducing the concept of the right to food and elaborating on its theoretical basis and meaning in development, it provides several recent examples from work both at the national and international level to apply it in practical situations, and with a special view to how to go about identifying the corresponding obligations of states and complementary duties and responsibilities of non-state actors and international organisations. Finally, several chapters address the right to food under special circumstances and for special groups needing particular attention. The book is the first of its kind on the right to food as a human right. It is not a textbook but is intended to inform and stimulate further debate among scholars, policy-makers and practitioners and activists alike, on some of the major issues of concern in applying a right-based approach to alleviating food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition, and in promoting access to and consumption of nutritionally adequate, safe and culturally acceptable food on a sustainable basis for all. It is now evident that with the current pace of events the goal set by the WFS and the MDG of halving poverty and hunger by 2015 will not be achieved. There is a growing need to watch some of the possible effects of rapid economic globalisation and market liberalisation on food and nutrition security conditions, and to promote countervailing measures to offset their most negative consequences, particularly for vulnerable groups. The right to food is a first test case of the extent to which the application of economic, social and cultural rights can effectively exert such counterforce in an increasingly economics- and market-driven international climate, and enhance progress towards established goals
Category: Law

Food And Urbanism

Author : Susan Parham
ISBN : 9780857854742
Genre : Social Science
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Cities are home to over fifty percent of the world's population, a figure which is expected to increase enormously by 2050. Despite the growing demand on urban resources and infrastructure, food is still often overlooked as a key factor in planning and designing cities. Without incorporating food into the design process – how it is grown, transported, and bought, cooked, eaten and disposed of – it is impossible to create truly resilient and convivial urbanism. Moving from the table and home garden to the town, city, and suburbs, Food and Urbanism explores the connections between food and place in past and present design practices. The book also looks to future methods for extending the 'gastronomic' possibilities of urban space. Supported by examples from places across the world, including the UK, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Australia and the USA, the book offers insights into how the interplay of physical design and socio-spatial practices centred around food can help to maintain socially rich, productive and sustainable urban space. Susan Parham brings together the latest research from a number of disciplines – urban planning, food studies, sociology, geography, and design – with her own fieldwork on a range of foodscapes to highlight the fundamental role food has to play in shaping the urban future.
Category: Social Science

A Strategy To Develop Agriculture In Sub Saharan Africa And A Focus For The World Bank

Author : Kevin M. Cleaver
ISBN : 0821324209
Genre : Business & Economics
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For 25 years, population growth has outpaced increases in agricultural production in Sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of food and the degradation of agricultural land have forced policymakers to reassess agricultural strategies for the region. This paper provides such a reassessment by identifying policies and investments that have worked and those that have not. The author sets out the common elements required for agricultural and rural development throughout the region. The strategy presented in this paper comprises elements from several development sectors, including transport, water supply, education, finance, and the environment. The author makes five broad recommendations to promote Region: adoption of policies to promote private sector farming and agricultural marketing, processing, and credit development and distribution of new technologies inclusion of farmers in decisions affecting their livelihood development of infrastructure and social programs in support of agriculture improved management of natural resources Projections of the likely effects of the proposed policies and investments are included. Tables throughout the text present statistics on agricultural growth rates, commodity prices, and deforestation in the region. An annex contains more general tables, with information on population growth and fertility rates, land use, agricultural exports, and droughts. The strategies suggested in this paper will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and to development practitioners involved in African agriculture.
Category: Business & Economics

Careers In Focus

Author : Ferguson
ISBN : 9781438111179
Genre : Food industry and trade
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Surveys twenty-two occupations in the food industry, discussing educational and personal requirements, salary statistics, and more.
Category: Food industry and trade

Advances In Food Science And Technology

Author : Visakh P. M.
ISBN : 9781118659120
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book comprehensively reviews research on new developments in all areas of food chemistry/science and technology. It covers topics such as food safety objectives, risk assessment, quality assurance and control, good manufacturing practices, food process systems design and control and rapid methods of analysis and detection, as well as sensor technology, environmental control and safety. The book focuses on food chemistry and examines chemical and mechanical modifications to generate novel properties, functions, and applications.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Food And Beverage Management

Author : John Cousins
ISBN : 0582452716
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This second edition of the best selling textbook Food and Beverage Management has been updated and revised to take account of current trends within the hospitality industry. In particular the consideration of food and beverage (or foodservice) operations is clearly set within a broader business framework with more consideration being given to the management of foodservice operations within a changing business environment. The underlying thinking behind much of this text relies on the application of a systems approach to the management of operations. The text therefore proposes systematic approaches to the design, planning and control of food and beverage operations, and also recognises the need to manage operations as operating systems. The book considers a food and beverage operation as comprising three distinct but interlinked systems: food production, food and beverage service as a delivery system and food and beverage service as a customer process system. The component parts of the three systems are examined, as well as the linkages between them, and how these together create a food and beverage operation.
Category: Health & Fitness

Careers In Food Science From Undergraduate To Professional

Author : Richard W Hartel
ISBN : 0387773916
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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.
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Environmental Health Division. Food and Living Environment Section
ISBN : OCLC:17448698
Genre : Food adulteration and inspection
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Category: Food adulteration and inspection

Success With Food Technology

Author : Hazel King
ISBN : 0748736026
Genre : Education
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Three self-contained units of work provide clear progression across Key Stage 3. Each topic has an introductory sheet which covers the necessary knowledge and understanding, a practical task sheet and a worksheet for pupils to complete. There is an additional section of recipe sheets. This is a proven resource including tried and tested practical ideas to challenge and inspire pupils and teachers. Extension materials are provided for the more able pupils. Includes extra resources for homework tasks and short written tests for use as additional work, part of a cover lesson or work for pupils not taking part in practical lessons.
Category: Education

Food Photography

Author : Nicole S. Young
ISBN : 9780132776332
Genre : Photography
File Size : 22.49 MB
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Are you a “foodie” looking to take eye-catching photos of your culinary concoctions? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to enhance with better visuals? Do you want to create photos that conjure up the flavors of your favorite foods but lack the photographic technique to make it happen? Then this book is for you! In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Nicole Young dishes up the basics on getting the right camera equipment–lights, lenses, reflectors, etc.–and takes you through the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. She then discusses lighting and composition and shows how to style food using props, fabrics, and tabletops. Finally, she explains how to improve your photos through sharpening, color enhancement, and other editing techniques. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book offers the practical advice and expert shooting tips you need to get the food images you want every time you pick up your camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Nicole S. Young, and you will: • Use your camera’s settings to gain full control over the look and feel of your images • Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more • Learn to enhance your food photographs using professional food styling techniques • Get tips on different types of lighting, including strobes, flashes, and natural light • Improve the look of your photos using Adobe Photoshop • Go “behind the scenes” and walk through the process of creating great food photographs with an entire chapter of start-to-finish examples And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group to share your photos, recipes, and tips at
Category: Photography

Handbook Of Food Safety Engineering

Author : Da-Wen Sun
ISBN : 9781444355307
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents a comprehensive and substantial overview of the emerging field of food safety engineering, bringing together in one volume the four essential components of food safety: the fundamentals of microbial growth food safety detection techniques microbial inactivation techniques food safety management systems Written by a team of highly active international experts with both academic and professional credentials, the book is divided into five parts. Part I details the principles of food safety including microbial growth and modelling. Part II addresses novel and rapid food safety detection methods. Parts III and IV look at various traditional and novel thermal and non-thermal processing techniques for microbial inactivation. Part V concludes the book with an overview of the major international food safety management systems such as GMP, SSOP, HACCP and ISO22000.
Category: Technology & Engineering