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Food Tech Transitions

Reconnecting Agri-Food, Technology and Society

Editors: Piatti, Cinzia, Graeff-Hönninger, Simone, Khajehei, Forough (Eds.)

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  • Examines the role of technology in food production from a pluralistic perspective, with chapters from experts in sociology, agronomy, nutrition, and ethics
  • Provides a critical analysis of the food security imperative and the issue of food waste
  • Addresses the ecological imperative of the last decades and how it has affected both production and consumption in unprecedented ways
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About this book

The food industry is now entering a transition age, as scientific advancements and technological innovations restructure what people eat and how people think about food. Food Tech Transitions provides a critical analysis of food technology and its impact, including the disruption potential of production and consumption logic, nutrition patterns, agronomic practices, and the human, environmental and animal ethics that are associated with technological change.
This book is designed to integrate knowledge about food technology within the social sciences and a wider social perspective. Starting with an overview of the technological and ecological changes currently shaping the food industry and society at large,  authors tackle recent advancements in food processing, preserving, distributing and meal creation through the lens of wider social issues.
Section 1 provides an overview of the changes in the industry and its (often uneven) advancements, as well as related social, ecological and political issues. Section 2 addresses the more subtle sociological questions around production and consumption through case-studies. Section 3 embraces a more agronomic and wider agricultural perspective, questioning the suitability and adaptation of existing plants and resources for novel food technologies. Section 4 investigates nutrition-related issues stemming from altered dietary patterns. Finally, Section 5 addresses ethical questions related to food technology and the sustainability imperative in its tripartite form (social, environmental and economic).
The editors have designed the book as an interdisciplinary tool for academics and policymakers working in the food sciences and agronomy, as well as other related disciplines.  

About the authors

Cinzia Piatti is a research associate in the Department of Social Transformation and Agriculture at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.

Forough Khajehei is a research associate in the Department of Crop Science at the University of Hohenheim.

Simone Graeff-Hönninger is a professor in the Institute of Crop Science at the University of Hohenheim.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21059-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21058-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Tech Transitions
Book Subtitle
Reconnecting Agri-Food, Technology and Society
Editors
  • Cinzia Piatti
  • Simone Graeff-Hönninger
  • Forough Khajehei
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21059-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21059-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21058-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 174
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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