Functional Foods / Edition 1

Functional Foods / Edition 1

by R. Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen
     
 

This report reviews functional foods from a multidisciplinary perspective focusing on safety, legal/policy aspects, economy, public perceptions and ethics. It attempts to clarify the main issues and provides comprehensive recommendations for policymaking, especially since functional foods are being introduced into society at a particularly sensitive moment when

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This report reviews functional foods from a multidisciplinary perspective focusing on safety, legal/policy aspects, economy, public perceptions and ethics. It attempts to clarify the main issues and provides comprehensive recommendations for policymaking, especially since functional foods are being introduced into society at a particularly sensitive moment when food has become a main issue in public debates and a focal point of political activity in Europe. Diet-related diseases have assumed epidemic proportions significantly affecting the quality of life while obesity is spreading to the majority of the adult population but also to young people. These foods assume a highly targeted solution to diet-related diseases with effective reduction of risk and improved physical and mental well-being, but are still faced with a host of unresolved issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540201205
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
02/12/2004
Series:
Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment Series, #20
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Authors
Executive Summary1
Zusammenfassung14
Introduction31
1Nutrition and Health39
2Economic Aspects of Functional Foods61
3Public Perceptions Aspects93
4Legal and Policy Aspects115
5Ethical Issues141
6Functional Foods and Intestinal Functions: The Case of Probiotics and Prebiotics161
7Phytosterols Enriched Functional Foods181
8Resume and Policy Recommendations207
Glossary217
Appendix219

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