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The Resource Best before : the evolution and future of processed food, Nicola Temple

Best before : the evolution and future of processed food, Nicola Temple

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Best before : the evolution and future of processed food
Title
Best before
Title remainder
the evolution and future of processed food
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Temple
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Long before there was the ready meal, humans processed food to preserve it and make it safe. From fire to fermentation, our ancestors survived periods of famine by changing the very nature of their food. This ability to process food has undoubtedly made us one of the most successful species on the planet, but have we gone too far? Through manipulating chemical reactions and organisms, scientists have unlocked all kinds of methods of to improve food longevity and increase supply, from apples that stay fresh for weeks to cheese that is matured over days rather than months. And more obscure types of food processing, such as growing steaks in a test-tube and 3D-printed pizzas, seem to have come straight from the pages of a science-fiction novel. These developments are keeping up with the changing needs of the demanding consumer, but we only tend notice them when the latest scaremongering headline hits the news. Best Before puts processed food into perspective. It explores how processing methods have evolved in many of the foods that we love in response to big business, consumer demand, health concerns, innovation, political will, waste and even war. Best Before arms readers with the information they need to be rational consumers, capable of making informed decisions about their food."--Page [2] of cover
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Summary
Long before there was the ready meal, humans processed food to preserve it and make it safe. From fire to fermentation, our ancestors survived periods of famine by changing the very nature of their food. This ability to process food has undoubtedly made us one of the most successful species on the planet, but have we gone too far?
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10657411
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YDX
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Temple, Nicola
Dewey number
641.308
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TP370
  • TX553.A3 T46 2018
LC item number
.T46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Bloomsbury sigma series
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  • Processed foods
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food additives
  • Food additives
  • Processed foods
Target audience
adult
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the evolution and future of processed food
Label
Best before : the evolution and future of processed food, Nicola Temple
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Have we tinkered too much? -- Maturity doesn't necessarily come with age -- Breaking bread -- Ripe for the picking -- Processed protein -- No added sugar -- The convenience conundrum -- Really really small stuff -- The future of food processing
Control code
ocn982563028
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781472941435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982563028
Label
Best before : the evolution and future of processed food, Nicola Temple
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Have we tinkered too much? -- Maturity doesn't necessarily come with age -- Breaking bread -- Ripe for the picking -- Processed protein -- No added sugar -- The convenience conundrum -- Really really small stuff -- The future of food processing
Control code
ocn982563028
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781472941435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982563028

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