Best before : the evolution and future of processed food

Title
Best before : the evolution and future of processed food / Nicola Temple.
Author
Temple, Nicola,
Publication
  • London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018.
  • ©2018

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Description
272 pages : illustrations; 23 cm.
Series Statement
Bloomsbury sigma ; book thirty-two
Uniform Title
Bloomsbury sigma series ; bk. 32.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-264) and index.
Contents
Introduction : I'll have that with a side of pragmatism please -- 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.
Call Number
JFD 19-5280
ISBN
  • 9781472941435
  • 1472941438
  • 9781472941442
  • 1472941446
  • 9781472941404 (canceled/invalid)
  • 1472941403 (canceled/invalid)
Author
Temple, Nicola, author.
Title
Best before : the evolution and future of processed food / Nicola Temple.
Publisher
London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018.
Copyright Date
©2018
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Bloomsbury sigma ; book thirty-two
Bloomsbury sigma series ; bk. 32.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-264) and index.
Summary
"Long before the invention of 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 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 to 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."--Jacket.
Local Note
BRIEF HISTORY OF FOOD PROCESSING.
Other Form:
Online version: Temple, Nicola. Best before. London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018 9781472941404 (OCoLC)1021807488
Research Call Number
JFD 19-5280
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