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Un ocean de promesses

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Goulletquer, A. Joseph, P. Poupon

Edition 2017

“Transforming lives while preserving the planet” is the aim of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the global framework for action adopted by all UN member states in September 2015. A critical analysis of each of these objectives, their interactions as well as the contradictions inherent in them.

 

Consult Philippe Poupon 's foreword


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La conservation des grains après récolte

Conserving grain after the harvest


F. Fleurat-Lessard, J. Cruz, D. Hounhouigan, F. Troude

Edition 2016

Conservation of grain once harvested is a key issue in the fight against food shortages and hunger. Cereal losses may be as high as 30% of gross production due to poor conservation, storage or loss due to other factors. This book, a handy reference for all those working first-hand to reduce post-harvest losses, discusses the different aspects of grain conservation: drying, storage and fighting insects and rodents.


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Présures et coagulants de substitution

Rennets and Substitute Coagulants

How to Make the Right Choice?


J. Collin

Edition 2015

This very comprehensive book reviews rennet and its substitutes used in cheese-making: definition, production methods, use criteria, official analyses, French regulations and traceability of coagulant preparations. It will be of interest to dairy manufacturers, cheese-makers, specialist schools and administrative departments dealing with product traceability and labelling.


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Quel est le meilleur chocolat ?

Which Chocolate is Best?

90 keys to Understanding Chocolate


M. Barel

Edition 2015

A book to find out everything about chocolate, from growing the cocoa tree through all the cocoa processing stages. Discover the secrets of its smell, the art of chocolate-making, its tasting pleasures and its virtues. A fascinating work written by a scientist specialising in cocoa and a huge lover of chocolate.


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Aimez vos plantes invasives

Enjoy Your Invasive Plants

Eat Them!


F. Couplan

Edition 2015

The author sketches 57 invasive plants from Western Europe on separate sheets. He describes their past and present uses, mainly their culinary virtues, and proposes recipes for 36 of them. From those you meet every day without paying them attention to those whose fruit you have already tasted without knowing them to be invasive (Morus alba with edible berries, Rosa rugosa with hips chock full of vitamin C or Barbary figs and the "Acacia flowers" from which comes the eponymous honey) via edible species close to species commonly used in our food (sorghum, grape, Jerusalem artichoke), you will discover invasive plants with recipes that are as delicious as they are surprising.


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Le quinoa, les enjeux d'une conquête

Quinoa, Challenges of a Conquest


D. Bazile

Edition 2015

What happens when a plant that has been cultivated for centuries far from the preoccupations of international trade crosses the oceans, appears on market stalls and fills our diversity-seeking plates? In a few decades, the extremely high nutritional value of quinoa has placed this plant among the major global food crops. This happened with the potato 250 years ago and rice a little less than a century. The author gives us a chance to wonder about what is taking place on our plates, on the agricultural models induced by our food consumption and on the biodiversity that can thus be maintained for the years to come.


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With or Without Sugar?

With or Without Sugar?

90 Keys to Understanding Sugar


P. Reiser

Edition 2015

We have an innate taste for sugar, which is now found in all our kitchens and in numerous foods. Was it always like this? Why does sugar taste so good? Does sugar addiction exist? Which sugars are most consumed worldwide? How is a sugar crystal or candy floss formed? What are the sweeteners of the future? The book is chance to explore in ninety questions the long and short history of sugar and sweeteners, the mechanisms of the sugary taste, the roles of sugar in food and its effects on health.


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What Future for our Food?

What Future for our Food?


P. Feillet

Edition 2014

In a deeply-changing world, the huge challenge of the 21stcentury is to guarantee sufficient quantities of good quality water and food for populations. Scientists, farmers and industrialists must win the innovation wager to meet this challenge. How will our food be produced, processed and marketed over the next decades. During this journey into the future, we shall explore environmentally-friendly, "sustainably productive" types of farming, the potential place for genetically modified organisms, the urgency in reducing foodstuff losses, recourse to micro-organisms and algae, even insects and the ever-improving sanitary quality of our food.


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Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering

Action by and/or for the Living?


F. Rey, F. Gosselin, A. Doré

Edition 2014

Ecological engineering surging in popularity and is sparking increasing interest in terrestrial and aquatic environment management. Irstea scientists joined by ten researchers and practicians from other institutes have been wondering about the definition of ecological engineering envisaged as a design and action domain where mobilisation of the living is essential in order to restore, conserve or manage natural environments or those impacted by human activities.


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Cocoa Quality

Cocoa Quality

The Impact of Post-harvest Treatment


M. Barel

Edition 2013

All planter activities have an impact on cocoa quality, from harvest to storage. This book reviews these activities and helps growers in controlling the quality of their product. It provides cocoa buyers and chocolate manufacturers with elements to retrace the history of a cocoa, remedy defects if any and define specifications. Chocolate manufacturers, couverture suppliers and craftsmen will understand how to access the quality and flavour they are seeking.


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