This groundbreaking book provides a balanced and organized discussion of the interactions of food science and biotechnology at the molecular and industrial levels. Carefully selected and reviewed contributions stress the aspects of modern bioprocessing, analysis, and quality control that are common to both food science and biotechnology. The detail
Food science draws from many disciplines such as biology, chemical engineering, and biochemistry in an attempt to better understand food processes and ultimately improve food products for the general public. As the stewards of the field, food scientists study the physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food. Food Biotechnology can be used as a tool within many disciplines including food science nutrition dietetics and agriculture. Food biotechnology uses what is known about plant science and genetics to improve the food we eat and how it is produced. The topic of food biotechnology continues to be complex and confusing and it is therefore important to identify the key factual messages and to state them clearly and concisely. Providing one or more supporting facts can then reinforce this knowledge. Food biotechnology is a process scientists use to enhance the production, nutritional value, safety, and taste of foods. It can also benefit the environment by improving crops so that they need fewer pesticides. The concept is not new: For centuries farmers have selectively bred plants to pass on desirable qualities. For example, our ancestors began by replanting only corn seeds from the highest yielding and best tasting corn they grew each year. This process selected desirable genes and fixed them by growing the seeds of the selected crop year after year. The presentation of food science principles begins with an introduction to food components evaluation of quality factors in food and water. The book contain information useful to the food engineers, chemists, biologists, ingredient suppliers, and other professionals involved in the food chain.
Provides readers with an overview of the essental features of food biotechnology. The traditional and new biotechnologies are presented and discussed in terms of their present and potential industrial applications.
The application of biotechnology in the food sciences has led to an increase in food production and enhanced the quality and safety of food. Food biotechnology is a dynamic field and the continual progress and advances have not only dealt effectively with issues related to food security but also augmented the nutritional and health aspects of food. Advances in Food Biotechnology provides an overview of the latest development in food biotechnology as it relates to safety, quality and security. The seven sections of the book are multidisciplinary and cover the following topics: GMOs and food security issues Applications of enzymes in food processing Fermentation technology Functional food and nutraceuticals Valorization of food waste Detection and control of foodborne pathogens Emerging techniques in food processing Bringing together experts drawn from around the world, the book is a comprehensive reference in the most progressive field of food science and will be of interest to professionals, scientists and academics in the food and biotech industries. The book will be highly resourceful to governmental research and regulatory agencies and those who are studying and teaching food biotechnology.
This handbook discusses how microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeasts) can be modified to various extents by means of molecular genetics or genetic engineering. Compiled and written by the world's leading experts and practioners in food science and food technology, it presents the latest research and development in the discipline. It is easy-to-understand and can be used directly by readers interested in practical and commercial applications. So this book is important for researchers as a reference guide, and it can be used in various disciplines as microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry and engineering. 'Food Biotechnology' also is interesting for the industries, in addition to food processing, because commercial products and services affected include fine chemicals, enzymes, cultures, equipment and supplies.
The use of biotechnology to produce genetically engineered foods can potentially provide greater yields of nutritionally enhanced foods from less land with reduced use of pesticides and herbicides. This technology has both critics and supporters. Concerns presented to Congress include potential detrimental effects on human and animal health and the environment, and violation of religious customs. Supporters, including individual companies, trade organisations, scientific professional societies, and academic groups, promote benefits such as enhanced crop yields, better nutritional content in food, less pesticide use, and greater agricultural efficiency. They want Congress to defend the U.S. competitive position in export trade of food biotechnology products. Calls for "right-to-know" labelling or other federal regulatory requirements, on the other hand, spark concerns about possibly impeding innovation and adding costs. This book examines and provides the latest information concerning the current issues in food safety and biotechnology as well as its affects on trade and economic issues.
The second edition of this successful book highlights thewidespread use of enzymes in food processing improvement andinnovation, explaining how they bring advantages. The properties ofdifferent enzymes are linked to the physical and biochemical eventsthat they influence in food materials and products, while these inturn are related to the key organoleptic, sensory and shelf lifequalities of foods. Fully updated to reflect advances made in the field over recentyears, new chapters in the second edition look at the use ofenzymes in the reduction of acrylamide, in fish processing and innon-bread cereal applications such as flour confectionery. Geneticmodification of source organisms (GMO) has been used to improveyields of purer enzymes for some time now but the newer technologyof protein engineering (PE) of enzymes has the potential to producepurer, more targeted products without unwanted side activities, anda chapter is also included on this important new topic. Authorshave been selected not only for their practical working knowledgeof enzymes but also for their infectious enthusiasm for thesubject. The book is aimed at food scientists and technologists,ingredients suppliers, geneticists, analytical chemists and qualityassurance personnel.
The fifth edition of the Essential of Food Science text continues its approach of presenting the essential information of food chemistry, food technology, and food preparations while providing a single source of information for the non-major food science student. This latest edition includes new discussions of food quality and new presentations of information around biotechnology and genetically modified foods. Also new in this edition is a discussion of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a comparison chart for Halal and Kosher foods and introductions to newly popular products like pea starchand the various plant-based meat analogues that are now available commercially and for household use. Each chapter ends with a glossary of terms, references, and a bibliography. The popular "Culinary Alert!" features are scattered throughout the text and provide suggestions for the reader to easily apply the information in the text to his or her cooking application. Appendices at the end of the book include a variety of current topics such as Processed Foods, Biotechnology, Genetically Modified Foods, Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Phytochemicals, Medical Foods, and a Brief History of Foods Guides including USDA Choosemyplate.gov. V.A. Vaclavik, Ph. D., RD. has taught classes in nutrition, food science and management and culinary arts for over 25 years at the college level in Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate of Cornell University, human nutrition and food; Purdue University, restaurant, hotel, institution management; and Texas Woman's University, institution management and food science. Elizabeth Christian, Ph. D. has been an adjunct faculty member at Texas Woman's University for more than 25 years, teaching both face-to-face and online classes in the Nutrition and Food Science department. She obtained her B.S. and her PhD. In Food Science from Leeds University, England, and then worked as a research scientist at the Hannah Dairy Research Institute in Scotland for Five years before moving to the United States. Tad Campbell, MCN, RDN, LD is a clinical instructor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he teaches Food Science and Technology as well as other nutrition courses in the Master of Clinical Nutrition - Coordinated Program. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University as well as a Master of Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern where he studied Food Science under Dr. Vickie Vaclavik