A selected compilation of writings by IUFoST organization supporters, Global Themes in Food Science and Technology were those identified as representing the most important and relevant subjects facing food scientists and technologists today. Chosen by an international editorial board, these subjects offer insights into current research and developments and were selected to stimulate additional interest and work in these key areas. The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is a country-membership organization is the sole global food science and technology organization. It is a voluntary, non-profit association of national food science organizations linking the world's best food scientists and technologists. The goals of their work include the international exchange of scientific and technical information, support of international food science and technology progress, the stimulation of appropriate education and training in these areas, and the fostering of professionalism and professional organization within the food science and technology community. *The latest insights into the topics of greatest concern to today's food science and technology professionals *Written by an international group of academic and professional peers, based on select presentations at IUFoST meeting
Here is a rich resource on recent research innovations in the field of food processing and food engineering. Chapters are written by eminent researchers in the field of food science and provide in-depth knowledge on the application of engineering aspects in food processing, food packaging, food quality, and food safety. The book looks at the latest nanotechnology aspects for the detection of foodborne pathogens to ensure safety with respect to these pathogens. It provides detailed kinetics of quality and safety aspects of food and goes on to discuss the characteristics of edible films prepared from plasticized guar gum. Other topics include the production of novel biomolecules and their characterization, the microstructural properties of arabionoxylan aerogels, the antioxidant activity of oats harvested from draught areas, the effect of quercetin isolated from Enicostemma littorale against cancer targets, the latest trends in production of ethanol and fructo-oligosachharides, and much more.
Science, Technology and Global Problems documents the proceedings of the International Symposium on Trends and Perspectives in Development of Science and Technology and their Impact on the Solution of Contemporary Global Problems held in Tallinn, USSR on January 8-12, 1979. This compilation discusses the character of global problems in the year 2000, prospects of development of leading branches of science and technology, and its capacity to solve global problems. The topics include global problems in the year 2000 and the role of science in their solution; science and technology as factors for future global development; road to scientific-technological culture; and responsibility of scientists in the period of crisis. The energy situation in the world (problems and prospects); mathematics and progress in science and technology; role of information and communication in the solution of global problems; and global public health problems and ways of resolving them are also deliberated in this text. This book is a useful source for students and researchers conducting work on the development of science and technology in solving global problems.
|Author||: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space|
|Release Date||: 1979|
|Pages||: 194 pages|
There has been a growing interest in the health benefits derived from fruits and vegetables and the food products based on them. Many foods contain various phytochemicals, flavonoids, fibers, macronutrients and micronutrients, minerals, etc. that are good for health and essential for keeping good health. This volume provides a global perspective of the current state of food and health research, innovation, and emerging trends. It focuses on topics of food for better health, including functional foods and nutraceutical foods. The book is divided into several sections, covering: - Foods for Human Health Promotion and Prevention of Diseases, which include fruits, vegetables, and grains: their peels and fiber for better human health, health prospects of bioactive peptides derived from seed storage proteins, mushrooms as a novel source of antihyperlipidemic agents, and emerging foodborne illnesses and their prevention. - Specific Fruits, Spices and Dairy-Based Functional Foods for Human Health, which looks at the functional medicinal values of fenugreek, fruits as functional foods, and functional fermented dairy products. - Issues, Challenges, and Specialty Topics in Food Science, which focuses mainly on the stability issues of whole wheat flour, physicochemical properties and quality of food lipids, methods for food analysis and quality control, and interventions of ohmic heating technology in foods. The volume will be of interest to health practitioners, food specialists, nutrition producers and suppliers, practicing food process engineers, food technologists, researchers, food industry professionals, and faculty and upper-level students in food science.
Global food security remains at ever greater risk. This is true despite greater concerns and robust actions by world political leaders such as the G8 Summit and other stakeholders world-wide. Pro-active public policies and programs are needed for enhancing food security and ending world hunger and poverty. This book spans the globe presenting leading research in food security and economic implications. Topics discussed include: a systemic approach to food security in agrarian societies; impacts of climate change on agriculture and its implications for food security; impacts of climate change on artisanal fisheries; crop holidays -- emerging issues of food security in India; the impacts of HIV/AIDS and household food security; affordable micro irrigation-based vegetable farming for income, employment and food security; informal sector employment and food security; adoption of wheat production technologies; and gender mainstreaming in food security and pro-poor programs. It offers synthesis, lessons, and policy implications for Africa and Asia. This book also provides an exciting agenda for future research and collaboration on the important issue of global food security over the coming years.