Food, Consumers, and the Food Industry: Catastrophe or Opportunity?, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Food, Consumers, and the Food Industry

Catastrophe or Opportunity?, 1st Edition

By Gordon W. Fuller

CRC Press

312 pages

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During the past, there have been many changes in food availability, production and selection around the world. These changes, such as genetically modified foods, raise questions about their long-range implications. How will they affect the worldwide economics and management of agriculture? food legislation? the environment? the determination of food safety and quality? nutrition and health? Food, Consumers, and the Food Industry: Catastrophe or Opportunity? describes the major changes and answers the questions concerning them. It presents information that decision-makers in the field can utilize on such topics as:

  • Consumers and consumerism

  • Marketing and the marketplace

  • Retailing

  • Nutrition and health

  • Impact of new technologies

    Food, Consumers, and the Food Industry encourages you to set aside the "truth" of science to consider how political, economic, social, and cultural institutions can work to avoid a possible crisis.

  • Table of Contents

    THE PRESENT STATUS

    Introduction

    A Perspective on Events Leading up to the Present

    The Present Status on the Threshold of the Third Millennium

    CUSTOMERS, CONSUMERS, AND CONSUMERISM

    An Introduction to Change

    Getting to Know All the Protagonists

    The Impact of Change During the Past Thousand Years

    Techniques for Understanding Customers and Consumers

    Issues Confounding Knowledge of the Customer/Consumer

    MARKETING AND MARKETS

    What's in a Name

    The Technology of Marketing

    Marketing and the Global Village

    THE SELLING FIELDS: THE ARENAS FOR MARKETING

    Setting the Stage

    The Many Selling Arenas

    The Varied Marketplaces

    The Computer, the Internet, and the Marketplace

    Enter: The Electronic Food Marketplace

    NUTRITION AND HEALTH

    A Growing Concern

    The Nutritional Sciences

    The Macronutrients

    The Micronutrients: Biologically Active Non-nutrients

    Challenges for the New Nutrition

    Genetics and Nutrition

    Medical Foods

    The Quest for a Long and Healthy Life

    Exploiting the Consumer's Quest

    THE CHALLENGE OF EVER NEWER TECHNOLOGIES

    An Accelerating Pace of Technological Change

    Old Technologies; New Hazards

    New Technologies: What Hazards?

    FOOD SAFETY, RISK, AND QUALITY

    All I Ask of Food is that It Doesn't Harm Me

    Major Issues Causing Concern for Food Safety

    An Erosion of a Belief in the God of Science and Its Apostles

    Summary

    LEGISLATIVE DILEMMAS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

    Here Lay the Dilemma

    How the Dilemma for Food Legislators Arose

    The Quest for a Safe and Wholesome Food Supply

    THE ISSUES; THE PROBLEMS; MAYBE SOME SOLUTIONS

    An Age of Technology

    The Legacy from the Second Millennium

    Fighting the Current: Forces in the Marketplace

    The Challenges: A Summary of Confusing Issues

    About the Series

    Contemporary Food Science

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TEC012000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science