This book deals with the transition from current agricultural and food systems towards sustainable ones. The issue is viewed from a number of different angles within the realm of social sciences (management, economics, sociology, anthropology and philosophy). The book provides food for thought and discussion around the following questions: What is the future model that today’s food system could or should be striving towards? What is the path that this transition could or should take?
This book focuses on innovation in the agri-food system and the new paradigm drawn by bioeconomic approaches and principles. It draws on contributions presented during the 29th EURAGRI annual conference held in Luxemburg (September 2015) as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI. EURAGRI works as a platform of exchange and discussion on topics of common interest pertaining to the organisation, orientation and outlook of agri-food research in Europe in connection with global changes.
This book, written by a scientist who specialises in cocoa and is a chocolate lover himself, takes us on a journey around the world to discover the culture of cocoa and its processing. Step by step along the way we meet small growers, merchants, traders and chocolate makers. Nutritionists and law makers reveal secrets and guidelines. We view the process through the eyes of a chemist as we explore the molecules of the aroma and follow them during the fermentation and roasting of the beans. Eventually we get to taste the chocolate and distinguish the different locations where beans are grown. Filled with the author's personal experiences, this beautiful book introduces us to the great history of chocolate, the saga of a delicacy known as the "food of the gods".
Without water there would be no life on Earth. However, between excess and shortage, droughts and floods, against a backdrop of climate change, the water issue has become a major challenge for the 20th century. Can we continue to consume water at this pace? Will we have to reduce our daily water consumption to preserve this precious resource? How will we manage the risks associated with water and the conflicts they may cause. In a style as clear as spring water, this work gives us the essentials needed to better harness this vital resource.
Insects as part of our future diet!
Just a rumour or a feasible prediction? An entomologist and a nutrition specialist have joined forces to take stock of past and emerging practices and discuss whether insects are a problem or possibly the solution to the food problems of tomorrow... Written in a humorous and easy to read style, this book gives you all the information you need to form your own opinion and, who knows, maybe you will even include insects in your next meal ... Would you care for a little more caterpillar?
Tropical supply chains play a part behind the products we consume in the sustainable development of Southern countries. Tropical supply chains linking agricultures and other economic sectors are undergoing deep-seated technical, economic and social transformations. In a context of globalisation, the supply chains are involved in sustainable development approaches and incorporate environmental and social concerns. This work is based on scientific progress and concrete situations of agri-food chains in Southern countries.
Between words and images. From bee to Xylella (killer bacterium of the Olive Tree), these seventy keywords open other eyes to the complex, fascinating world around us and create a global vision of food, agriculture and environmental challenges, both every day and for the future.
The book presents the different approaches to preserving the quality of grain stored in silos and legally authorised plant protection products. It explains what becomes of pesticides throughout the different stages of grain processing and proposes strategies for the integrated protection of grain stocks minimising the use of chemicals.
How is climate change going to influence our day-to-day life? More alcoholic wines, greener dishes with less protein, creepy crawlies on the menu, more farmed fish in our trolleys, new tourist destinations, revolutionary transport, a changing landscape and a thermometer that goes off the scale, especially in the cities. Our day-to-day life should be very different in 2050! Written in a simple style that everyone can follow, without doom and gloom or denial, this book may well surprise you.
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.