Chemistry and Technology

Author: Sergio O. Serna-Saldivar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128118865

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 690

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Corn: Chemistry and Technology, Third Edition, provides a broad perspective on corn from expert agronomists, food scientists and geneticists. This encyclopedic storehouse of comprehensive information on all aspects of the world’s largest crop (in metric tons) includes extensive coverage of recent development in genetic modification for the generation of new hybrids and genotypes. New chapters highlight the importance of corn as a raw material for the production of fuel bioethanol and the emerging topic of phytochemicals or nutraceutical compounds associated to different types of corns and their effect on human health, especially in the prevention of chronic diseases and cancer. Written by international experts on corn, and edited by a highly respected academics, this new edition will remain the industry standard on the topic. Presents new chapters that deal with specialty corns, the production of first generation bioethanol, and the important relationship of corn phytochemicals or nutraceuticals with human health Provides contributions from a new editor and a number of new contributors who bring a fresh take on this highly successful volume Includes vastly increased content relating to recent developments in genetic modification for the generation of new hybrids and genotypes Contains encyclopedic coverage of grain chemistry and nutritional quality of this extensively farmed product Covers the production and handling of corn, with both food and non-food applications

Handbook of Postharvest Technology

Cereals, Fruits, Vegetables, Tea, and Spices

Author: Amalendu Chakraverty,Arun S. Mujumdar,Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203911310

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 912

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The Handbook of Postharvest Technology presents methods in the manufacture and supply of grains, fruits, vegetables, and spices. It details the physiology, structure, composition, and characteristics of grains and crops. The text covers postharvest technology through processing, handling, drying and milling to storage, packaging, and distribution. Additionally, it examines cooling and preservation techniques used to maintain the quality and the decrease spoilage and withering of agricultural products.

Markets and Measurements in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author: Aashish Velkar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107023335

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 1639


An economic and social history of measurements in nineteenth-century British markets, showing how social conventions shaped local practices and economic institutions. This book uncovers how metrology alone failed to make 'measurements' reliable, and discusses the importance of localised practices based on political and social values in shaping trust in measurements.

Agricultural Standards

The Shape of the Global Food and Fiber System

Author: Jim Bingen,Lawrence Busch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402039840

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Food and agricultural standards have recently risen to the top of both national and international agendas. Popular concerns about the power of the World Trade Organization focus on the intertwined relationships between environmental protection, labor and human rights, and the standards used to produce and supply our food and fiber globally. In the developing world, agricultural grades and standards are an important part of the reconfiguration of roles and responsibilities between various public and private actors in market reform. This original and informative collection of studies of agri-food standards in the modern economy addresses these and helps to define the scope of the emerging study of the politics of standards setting. Following an overview essay dealing with the multiple ways of thinking about, approaching and defining food and agricultural standards, eleven case studies offer a rich body of evidence that assesses the processes, dynamics and potential consequences of global agri-food standards. For all interested in the strategic use of food and agricultural standards – from those in national and international governmental agencies, researchers and others in the academic and private sector to those in the private business sector – this volume offers a broader perspective on and will serve as an important resource.

Oversight and Reauthorization of the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS)

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Agricultural Research, Conservation, Forestry, and General Legislation of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session ... May 13, 1993

Author: United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Subcommittee on Agricultural Research, Conservation, Forestry, and General Legislation

Publisher: N.A


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