Critical Food Issues of the Eighties

Critical Food Issues of the Eighties

Pergamon Policy Studies on Socio–Economic Development

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: Marylin Chou, David P. Harmon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157627

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Critical Food Issues of the Eighties: Pergamon Policy Studies — 39 focuses on the problems of the food industry, including food and nutrition policies and impact of regulation on food and agricultural productivity and agricultural chemicals. The selection first discusses the preoccupation with food safety, as well as advances in agricultural productivity and food processing; cultural and social changes affecting the food industry; and diet-related health concerns. The book then takes a look at food price inflation, as well as price trends in the food systems, economic efficiency in the food system, imported foods, and profitability. The text reviews changing food policies and national nutrition goals. Concerns include expanded constituency and components of food policies; conquering nutrition deficiency diseases; nutrient food disclosure; and difficulty of identifying nutrient usage or food group needs. The selection also tackles the effects of government policies on technological innovation in the food industry; assessment of future technological advances in agriculture and their impact on the regulatory environment; and changing attitudes and lifestyle shaping food technology in the 1980s. The book is a vital source of data for readers interested in the issues of the food industry in the 1980s.

Table of Contents

  • Contents




    Part I The Socioeconomic Outlook

    Chapter 1 The World at a Turning Point: New Class Attitudes

    Chapter 2 The Preoccupation with Food Safety

    Chapter 3 Leadership and Responsibility in the Food Industry

    Chapter 4 Food Price Inflation - A Heretical View

    Chapter 5 Sweden: A Bellwether of Future Policy Trends

    Part II The Debate: A National Nutrition Policy?

    Chapter 6 The Intellectual Basis of Nutritional Science and the Practice

    Chapter 7 Changing Food Policies

    Chapter 8 The U.S. Quandry: Can We Formulate a Rational Nutrition Policy?

    Chapter 9 National Nutrition Goals - How Far Have We Come?

    Part III Agri-food Technology: Resources, Attitudes and Regulation

    Chapter 10 Changing Attitudes and Lifestyles: Shaping Food Technology in the 1980s

    Chapter 11 The Effect of Government Policies on Technological Innovation in the Food Industry: A Government Perspective

    Chapter 12 The Effect of Government Policies on Technological Innovation in the Food Industry: An Industry Perspective

    Chapter 13 Future of Engineered Foods

    Chapter 14 Emerging Food Marketing Technologies: Priorities for Assessment

    Chapter 15 Fuel, Food, and the Future

    Chapter 16 Changing Portable Energy Sources: An Assessment

    Chapter 17 Biomass Conversion and Natural Energy Requirements

    Chapter 18 Agricultural Chemicals: Boon or Bane?

    Chapter 19 An Assessment of Future Technological Advance in Agriculture and Their Impact on the Regulatory Environment

    Part IV World Outlook

    Chapter 20 Return to World Grain Surpluses: Trends and Implications

    Chapter 21 A World Grain Outlook for the 1980s: Three Viewpoints

    Chapter 22 The Multinational Corporation: A Buffer in the Food-Climate System

    Chapter 23 Foundation Chile - A New Strategy for Industrial Development

    Chapter 24 Coping with Abundance


    About the Contributors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157627

About the Editors

Marylin Chou

David P. Harmon

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