Contemporary interest in food is not confined to pleasure in its
consumption, but extends in every direction: to its economic
importance, the semiotics of food taste, the dangers of food
additives and the politics of food security. We live in societies
as dominated by food preferences as by sexual preferences, as
obsessed about eating too little as by eating too much. In
addition our interest in food is associated, for good and evil,
with our interest in ‘nature’.
Food availability, access, stability and utilization are all part of the multi-dimensional nature of food security. The “availability” aspect, discussed here, refers to the availability of sufficient quantities of food of appropriate quality, supplied through domestic production or inputs.
Productivity is usually considered the ultimate benchmark when comparing the performance of agricultural systems. For example, those involved in agricultural research and development want to know how much yield would be reduced if conventional agriculture were converted to organic agriculture.
Organic farming is a modern way of agriculture management, not using any chemical
treatments which have negative effects on the environment, human health or animal health.
It produces organic foodstuffs, and at the same time enhances the living conditions of
animals. It contributes to environmental protection and helps biodiversity to increase.
Organic farming does not mean going ‘back’ to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many
of the farming methods used in the past are still useful today.
The planet is a marvelous place with its blue skies, wild storms,
deep lakes, and rich and diverse ecosystems. The tides ebb and
flow, baby animals are born in the spring, and tropical rain
forests harbor an astonishing array of life. The Earth sustains living
things and provides humans with the resources they need to maintain
a bountiful way of life. These resources include water, soil, and nutrients
to grow food, and the mineral and energy resources to build and
fuel modern society, among many other things....
The increasing global demand for processed foods has led to a greater prominence of the food industry, its specific needs and
processing challenges. Consequently, in recent times the role of the engineer in the food industry has gained considerable
prominence. In contrast to other more traditional processing industries, the raw materials or ingredients that are used
tend to be of greater complexity in nature.
The average American consumes an estimated
50 tons of food in a lifetime. This staggering
amount of food represents the sum of daily
choices each of us makes regarding the type,
quality, and quantity of foods. These critical
choices in turn reflect a complex interplay of
many factors, including family upbringing, religious
or philosophical beliefs, as well as practical
matters, such as the cost and availability of foods
and beverages. Importantly, Americans are
increasingly selecting food for health reasons.
An analysis of the complex relationship between demographic changes and impacts on the natural-resource base confirms that resource exploitation is occurring not only to meet growing domestic needs but also for other vested interests. Population, together with other major drivers, such as institutions, markets, and technology, will have a very strong bearing on the way in which the rich resources of the Mekong River Basin are developed and distributed in the present and future.
Food safety is of great importance to consumers. To
ensure the safety of the food supply and to facilitate
international trade, government agencies and international
bodies establish standards, guidelines, and regulations that
food producers and trade partners need to meet, respect,
and follow. A primary goal of national and international
regulatory frameworks for the use of veterinary drugs,
including antimicrobials, in food-producing animals is to
ensure that authorized products are used in a manner
that will not lead to non-compliance residues.
The international Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety deals primarily with the agricultural definition but many advocacy groups seek to expand it to include post-genetic threats: new molecules, artificial life forms, and even robots which may compete directly in the natural food chain.Biosafety in agriculture, chemistry, medicine, exobiology and beyond will likely require application of the precautionary principle, and a new definition focused on the biological nature of the threatened organism rather than the nature of the threat.
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The increasing global demand for processed foods has led to a greater prominence of the food industry, its specific needs and processing challenges. Consequently, in recent times the role of the engineer in the food industry has gained considerable prominence. In contrast to other more traditional processing industries, the raw materials or ingredients that are used tend to be of greater complexity in nature.
Since the publication of G. P. Lilley’s reference work Information Sources in
Agriculture and Food Science in 1981, we have been witness to incredible
changes both in the area of agricultural research and in our ability to disseminate
the results of that research. Advances have been made in the areas of plant and
animal genetics, in animal and human nutrition and health, and in our understanding
of the effects of human and climatic actions on the land and its natural resources.
We acknowledge with gratitude the assistance of the following persons
who have given their time and expertise to read and comment upon
different portions of the manuscript: Froylan Castaneda (Food and
Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy); Eleanor Jones (Environmental
Unlike natural disasters, where any disruption to business service provision is likely to be
hardware-related, disruption to business operation in the event of a pandemic is
anticipated to be mainly human-resource oriented. Individual employers must consider
their workforces and their particular circumstances. However, most should plan for up to
50% staff absences for periods of about two weeks at the height of a severe pandemic
wave, and lower levels of staff absence for a few weeks either side of the peak. Overall,
a pandemic wave may last about 8 weeks.
In my forty years within the natural health movement, I’ve been blessed to witness
the living food lifestyle spread its wings and soar. When I started the Hippocrates
Health Institute with Dr. Ann Wigmore in the 1960s, “raw” and “living” were not
words commonly associated with the way we eat. I developed a living foods program,
a radically new paradigm at the time, which demonstrated unquestionable
healing powers. One by one people would arrive at the Institute with grave illnesses
and depart revitalized by the simple preparations created from the uncooked
bounty of nature....
.The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Africa Rice Center (WARDA, the acronym for West Africa Rice Development Association) are two of fifteen Future Harvest research centers funded by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The CGIAR is cosponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Environment Programme.
After some further kilometres,
sodium begins to increase by ion exchange at the expense of calcium, producing a natural
softening of the water. Eventually, the available calcium in the water is exhausted, but sodium
continues to increase to a level greater than could be achieved purely by cation exchange. As
chloride also begins to increase, this marks the point at which recharging water moving
slowly down through the aquifer mixes with much older saline water present in the sediments
Wastewater from food processing enterprises is a strong organic-polluted wastewater. It contains mostly organic compounds, which fits to be treated by using biotechnology. The best technology for treatment is anaerobic. Deodorization is one of the most important points of this technology since anaerobic process generated some odor compounds. The main reason which causes bad smell in wastewater was a present of compounds which contains N and S.