Food, Consumers, and the Food Industry: Catastrophe or Opportunity?

Food, Consumers, and the Food Industry: Catastrophe or Opportunity?

by Gordon W. Fuller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849323266

ISBN-13: 9780849323263

Pub. Date: 01/29/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

During the past millennium, there have been changes in food availabili ty, production and selection around the world. Food, Consumers, and th e Food Industry: Catastrophe or Opportunity? describes these major cha nges and focuses on how we got where we are and where we might be goin g. It presents information that decision-makers in the field can utili ze.

Overview

During the past millennium, there have been changes in food availabili ty, production and selection around the world. Food, Consumers, and th e Food Industry: Catastrophe or Opportunity? describes these major cha nges and focuses on how we got where we are and where we might be goin g. It presents information that decision-makers in the field can utili ze.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849323263
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/29/2001
Series:
Contemporary Food Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.86(d)

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

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