Food production: where do we go from here?
Our eating habits have changed dramatically during the 20th century. In the first 50 years, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II, food was simply a source of energy. Today it is also a sensory, cultural and social phenomenon and technological progress in food manufacturing and recent discoveries in nutritional science have resulted in increasingly high food quality standards and enormous food variety.Read more
The greatest thing since sliced bread? A review of the benefits of processed foods
We all process foods everyday when preparing a meal for ourselves or our family and virtually all foods undergo some form of processing before they are ready to eat. Some foods are even dangerous if eaten without proper processing. The most basic definition of food processing is “a variety of operations by which raw foodstuffs are made suitable for consumption, cooking, or storage”. Food processing includes any action that changes or converts raw plant ...Read more