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Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety
5 May 2011
Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety
2010 | 408 | ISBN: 0520266064 | EPUB + PDF | 4 MB + 4 Mb
"Food safety is political." So claims the title of the introduction to Marion Nestle's book Safe Food, and this assertion is solidly confirmed in the pages that follow. In her instructive monograph, Nestle exposes the political workings of the system that supposedly guarantees the safety of our food. The operation of this system is unfamiliar to many, but Nestle's well-researched and carefully documented arguments convince me that the topic should be of concern to anyone who eats. Most Americans believe that the United States has the safest food supply in the world. But is this belief justified? Does the public know what the government does and does not do regarding food inspection? How many people believe that their ground sirloin is tested for Escherichia coli O157:H7, their chicken for campylobacter, and their cold cuts for listeria? How many know whether their taco shells are made from transgenic corn? Do people assume that the package label reflects this information? And most important, do they know who decides what is done to ensure food safety and why? The answers to these questions are surprisingly predictable when one considers the workings of other regulatory systems in our society. In Safe Food, we learn of food producers that place the interests of stockholders above those of the public, byzantine government agencies that work at cross-purposes, the flow of personnel between government and industry that confuses the goals of the watchdog with those of the watched, and a spectrum of citizens' groups that engage in activities ranging from responsible public advocacy to street theatrics and "biovandalism." In essence, all the troubling problems of the military-industrial complex seem also to be manifested in our food-production system. Safe Food addresses all these elements in two major sections and a conclusion that roughly correspond with the three Bs in the book's subtitle. Part one, "Resisting Food Safety," includes an account of the government agencies concerned with food safety -- there are no fewer than 12 -- and their sometimes inexplicable regulatory responsibilities. For example, the reader learns that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the production of hot dogs in pastry dough, whereas the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates hot dogs in rolls. Beef broth and dehydrated chicken soup are regulated by the USDA, but chicken broth and dehydrated beef soup are regulated by the FDA. After this look at the regulatory side of the process, Nestle turns to a discussion of food producers' historical resistance to regulation. Since 1906, one role of USDA meat inspectors has been to exclude diseased animals from the food supply. The suggestion to refocus oversight on specific pathogens by instituting Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems at critical points in food production has been repeatedly deferred by political and legal actions since the early 1980s. For example, from 1971 until the mid-1990s, the meat industry argued successfully that foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7 are inherent components of raw meat and therefore not "adulterants" that are subject to regulation. Part two of the book recounts the efforts of biotechnology firms to introduce genetically modified foods onto the farm and into the food supply. This introduction was accomplished with the complicity of government agencies but largely without the knowledge or consent of the public. Industry aggressively promotes genetically engineered foods as the solution to world hunger. But what evidence supports this claim? And what of the hidden dangers of so-called Frankenfoods to our health and economy that some outspoken critics predict? Nestle stresses two major themes here: the exploitation of science-based justifications for points of view on either side of the question, and the notion that public opinion in these matters is often based on values, a sense of dread, and a healthy distrust of institutions, rather than on scientific principles. The conclusion, which deals with bioterrorism, may be the weakest part of the book. Here the author uses examples of novel foodborne diseases, such as mad cow disease, to show how authorities might react to a deliberate contamination of the food supply. A few minor inaccuracies in the argument are more annoying than substantive, but the premise itself is a bit of a stretch. The last major revolution in food safety in this country followed the publication of Upton Sinclair's 1906 fictional expose, The Jungle. Remarkably, our system for securing the food supply has grown in size and complexity but only marginally in scope since then. Safe Food will probably not generate the public uproar that Sinclair's book did, but it expresses in scholarly terms the compelling reasons for undertaking another reorganization of the system. An advocate holding a passionate and transparent point of view, Nestle concludes her book with a list of specific suggestions for the food industry, the federal government, and the public. As citizens, consumers, and patient advocates, physicians would be wise to be informed about these issues and their possible solutions. ...
Food Biochemistry and Food Processing
5 June 2012
Food Biochemistry and Food Processing (2 edition)
by Benjamin K. Simpson
Wiley-Blackwell | June 2012 | 912 Pages | ISBN: 081380874X | PDF | 12 MB
The biochemistry of food is the foundation on which the research and development advances in food biotechnology are built.
In Food Biochemistry and Food Processing, second edition, the editors have brought together more than fifty acclaimed academicians and industry professionals from around the world to create this fully revised and updated edition. This book is an indispensable reference and text on food biochemistry and the ever increasing developments in the biotechnology of food processing.
Beginning with sections on the essential principles of food biochemistry, enzymology, and food processing, the book then takes the reader on commodity-by-commodity discussions of biochemistry of raw materials and product processing. Chapters in this second edition have been revised to include safety considerations and the chemical changes induced by processing in the biomolecules of the selected foodstuffs. This edition also includes a new section on health and functional foods, as well as ten new chapters including those on thermally and minimally processed foods, separation technology in food processing, and food allergens.
Food Biochemistry and Food Processing, second edition fully develops and explains the biochemical aspects of food processing, and brings together timely and relevant topics in food science and technology in one package. This book is an invaluable reference tool for professional food scientists, researchers and technologists in the food industry, as well as faculty and students in food science, food technology and food engineering programs.
Food Fears: From Industrial to Sustainable Food Systems
14 March 2011
Food Fears: From Industrial to Sustainable Food Systems
2008 | 196 | ISBN: 0754672484 | PDF | 2 Mb
With escalating rates of diabetes, cancer and obesity, excessive food miles and the consequences for global climate change, farm crises, food insecurity and the 'fast food' culture, 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.However, in the wake of various food scares, there is growing momentum 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 food systems in North America, this book argues that 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....
Advances in Food Protection: Focus on Food Safety and Defense (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology)
25 May 2011
Magdy Hefnawy, "Advances in Food Protection: Focus on Food Safety and Defense (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology)"
PUBLISHER: Springer | ISBN 10: 9400710992 | 2011 | PDF | 267 pages | 7.4 Mb
The global food-supply chain is vulnerable to threats from a variety of directions. Hence food security and safety remains a hot topic worldwide in academic research arenas and food industry practices. This book describes efforts from academia, government, and industry to counter food terrorism and to protect the food supply against any threat. In addition, it evaluates the global food supply, production capabilities, and food availability during and after disasters. Articles in the book assess food safety emergencies, and the prevention of, and response to deliberate contamination by microbial or chemical substances. Minimization of health and economic risks following a terrorist act or unintentional contamination is likewise discussed. The book also examines novel preservation techniques, methods to produce safe food products, and other concerns for ensuring a stable and safe food supply.
Food Alert!: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety
14 March 2011
Food Alert!: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety
by Morton Satin
Facts on File | English | | ISBN: 0816069689, 0816069697 | 350 pages | PDF | 15 MB
This is an update to the landmark guide to foodborne diseases and how to prevent them.It is estimated that more than 100 million foodrelated illnesses are recorded in the United States alone each year, from undercooked fastfood hamburgers to chicken contaminated with salmonella. Today, there are added worries due to increased potential for food contamination on the global market, the prospect of terrorism against the food supply, and the lack of adequate regulation of food products and handling. Food safety has become a daily concern. Written by renowned food expert Morton Satin, "Food Alert!, Second Edition" provides an up-to-date and comprehensive examination of the causes, dangers, and prevention of foodborne diseases.
New and updated topics include: the deficiencies of modern food handling that allow germs and bacteria to thrive; protection and prevention from exposure to foodborne illnesses; immediate steps one should take if food poisoning strikes; the 20 most common causes of foodborne illnesses in the kitchen; increasingly complex food labeling; the growing threat of bioterrorism; new government, industry, and consumer advocacy initiatives; up-to-date information on inadequate reporting of foodborne disease incidents; and, more.
1,000 Food Art and Styling Ideas. Mouthwatering Food Presentations from Chefs, Photographers, and Bloggers
24 January 2014
1,000 Food Art and Styling Ideas. Mouthwatering Food Presentations from Chefs, Photographers, and Bloggers from Around the Globe (1000 Series)
Ari Bendersky | 2013 | True PDF | ISBN: 1592538592 | 324 pages | 112 Mb
Whether you’re a food photographer or a food lover, this book is sure to inspire you to create visually stunning dishes. 1,000 Food Art & Styling Ideas beautifully showcases 1,000 of the best food art presentations from around the world. From Italy to China to the United States, the photos highlight the best food art presentations each country has to offer, submitted by professional photographers, food stylists, chefs, and food bloggers. The succulent images will make your mouth water and inspire your next photo shoot—whether it’s a basic plate of pasta or a table full of pastries and parfaits. You’ll learn new techniques for staging your food to make it an out-of-world experience for your guests.
This is a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration for anyone who loves food, styling, and photography.
Advanced Folder Encryption 6.33
17 June 2012
Advanced Folder Encryption 6.33 | 7.01 MB
Advanced Folder Encryption is a fast Folder Lock and Password Protection software for Windows. It can simultaneously Lock Folder, Password Protect Folder, Encrypt Foler, Hide Folder to protect folders and files in an easy and reliable way. It also enables you to Shred Folder and files for File Security. It integrates directly with Windows Explorer, enabling file and folder encryption, decryption, viewing and editing with just a few clicks of the mouse. It supports working on Win7/Vista/2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98.
Aiseesoft ProDVD 22.214.171.12463 Multilanguage
12 July 2013
Aiseesoft ProDVD 126.96.36.19963 Multilanguage | 36.52 MB
Interface Languages: English, French, German and Japanese.
Aiseesoft ProDVD is the ultimate solution for making exact copies of the DVD's or Blu-Ray's leaving the entire disc intact, the menu's, extra's, and commercials all there. It also allows users to easily copy and backup Blu-ray contents from BD50 disc to BD25 disc, and compress a DVD9 movie to a 4.7 GB blank DVD. To play DVD/BD on PC conveniently, you can copy Blu-ray disc to hard drive as Blu-ray folder or ISO image files and backup DVD to computer as DVD folder or ISO image files. On the contrary, this all-in-one copy software is able to write DVD folder or ISO files to DVD disc, and burn Blu-ray folder or ISO files to disc.
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Baby Food Greats: Delicious Baby Food Recipes, The Top 28 Baby Food Recipes
9 May 2013
Baby Food Greats: Delicious Baby Food Recipes, The Top 28 Baby Food Recipes by Jo Franks
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1743445695 | ISBN-13: 9781743445693 | 36 pages | EPUB | 116 MB
You'll love this book, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to get and they don't take long to make. Foodlovers turn to Baby Food Greats for information and inspiration.
Everything is in here, from the proverbial soup to nuts: Almost Fat Free Brownies, Apricot Brandy Cake, Apricot Delight Babyfood Cake, Apricot Delight Salad, Apricot Spice Cake, Baby Food Cake, Baked Apples, Barbecue Sauce for Hot Dogs, Brownie Cheesecake, Chicken Stuffed Shells, Chicken With Fruit & Cheese, Cocoa Cake, Double Appricot Almond Bread, Easy Beef Brisket, Fat Free Granola Bars, Guacamole, Hazelnut-Crusted Chicken Breasts With Warm Pear Salad, Lemmon Poppy Seed Tart, Lemony Pear-Pecan Bread, Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls, Mocha Walnut Torte, Moist Low-Fat Brownies, Oriental Plum-Glazed Chicken, Peach Barbecue Saucei, Three Bran Refrigerator Muffins, Hot & Juicy Hamburgers, White Castle Hamburgers, White Tassel Hamburgers,. . .and much much more
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