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

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$145.95
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $91.69
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 37%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $91.69   
  • New (2) from $91.69   
  • Used (1) from $91.99   

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
After a lengthy career teaching and working in the food industry, Fuller (he's a fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology in the UK and in Canada) now looks over the changes in the industry and discovers much to criticize. Writing for the general reader (and one wishes for more specific examples to support his pessimistic views) the themes he considers include: lack of honesty toward the consumer, the technology of marketing, the impact of the Internet on marketing, concerns over genetic modification, environmental impact of factory farming, the need for better regulation, and concerns over the ability of science to render food safe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849323263
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/29/2001
  • 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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)