Ipsita Chakravarty, Amit K. Jaiswal and Sachin A. Mandavgane
September 1, 2024
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Sustainably Reducing Food Waste and Ensuring Food Security brings together academic professors, scientists, and policy makers from around the globe to address how to reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious food for all. By addressing the impact of waste-to-energy technologies, plant-based diets, alternative protein sources, and emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain, the authors will provide practical guidance for anyone interested in the sustainability of the global food system and the entire food supply chain, from production to consumption.This book will be divided into five sections: Section one introduces the concept of sustainable foods systems including the importance and benefits, section two explores the economic, environmental and social impacts of understanding food waste, section three provides solutions for food waste reduction, section four explores sustainable agriculture and alternative food sources and section five covers the role of technology, data analytics, policy, and education and outreach in building a sustainable food system.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Scientific Approach to Healthy Ageing and Optimized Nutrition looks at the biochemistry of long chain fatty acids and their importance to health, well-being, and the reduction of inflammation in the body. Divided into two parts, the book first explains the history, chemical background, and physiological pathways of how EPA and DHA influence our inflammatory response and their importance as structural building blocks within our cell membranes. Readers will learn about increasing the anti-inflammatory effects from polyunsaturated-fatty-acid intake by combining Omega-3s and Omega-6s, as well as the differences, safety aspects, nutritional values of plant Omegas verse animal Omegas.In additions, sections will update on the benefits of different Omega fatty acids derived from various food sources such as seeds, fish, eggs, and nuts. Part Two is dedicated to healthy aging and discusses the results of numerous clinical trials and mechanisms of action that address heart, immune, bone, muscle, cognitive, and vision health. Readers will gain insight to methods of sustainable sourcing to ensure maximum benefits and optimized nutrition.
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research provides the latest advances on heterocyclic aromatic amine research, the recent advances and challenges in the analysis of natural toxins, the enhanced inactivation of vegetative microorganisms through the use of high pressure processing plus technology, the health-related outcomes and innovation of the use of A2 milk on processing and sensory characteristics, the use of bioactive peptides as a novel strategy to prevent alcoholic liver injury, the hemp seed protein-derived short- and medium-chain peptides and their multifunctional properties, the content of condensed tannins in plant foods and its antioxidant and biological activities, and application of bioactive polymer in gelatin and chitosan edible materials.
The Science and Art of Sensory Processing Sensitivity provides a detailed description of Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), a biological trait associated with an enhanced awareness of the environment and others, at the behavioral, affective, and at the neural level. Uniquely incorporating a scientific perspective on its relation to (and distinction from) seemingly related disorders and personality features, this volume discusses how varying combinations of SPS with specific personality traits give rise to different outcomes and optimal environments. The book's extensive description of techniques, based in recent scientific advances, that improve the quality of life for individuals with SPS, are a key component.As such, a variety of readers will benefit from its discussions regarding SPS in the workforce, education, and in personal relationships, as well as techniques that enhance well-being for those with SPS.
Melatonin: An Ubiquitous Pleiotropic Molecule equips researchers with an understanding of the molecular biology of melatonin in plants. The book explores the occurrence of melatonin in several plant species, covering key aspects, including its biosynthesis, physiological function in plant growth and development, and signaling pathways. It then discusses the benefits melatonin has for plant and agricultural development, as well as how it can be utilized as a therapeutic in the treatment of human diseases. The role it can play in the oxidative stress response and circadian rhythm modulation are covered, as well as its nutraceutical potential for human health.The book also covers the importance of melatonin in a range of fields, including drug discovery and disease resistance, agriculture, botany, and biotechnology, and is an ideal reference for researchers across these disciplines.
Natural Antioxidants to Enhance the Shelf-Life of Food, Volume Two in the Developments in Food Quality and Safety series is the most up-to-date resource covering trending topics such as the analysis of toxic compounds and control of food poisoning, food fraud, traceability and authenticity, revalorization of agrifood industry, and natural antimicrobial compounds and their applications to improve the preservation of food, non-thermal processing technologies, nanotechnology in food production, and intelligent packaging and sensors for food applications. The book focuses on recent advances and strategies to use these compounds in the preservation of food.Chapters explore advances in antioxidant activity analysis, electrochemical methods, food oxidative stability, and natural antioxidants from agro-industrial by-products. Natural antioxidants from marine sources and innovations in antioxidants films and coatings are also covered. The series is edited by Dr. José Manuel Lorenzo and authored by a team of global experts in the fields of Food Quality and Safety, providing comprehensive knowledge to food industry personals and scientists.
Foodborne and Microorganisms: Spoilage and Pathogens and their Control, Volume 110 in the Advances in Food and Nutrition Research series, updates on the latest developments in this evolving science. Chapters in this new release include Understanding the potential of fresh produce as vehicles of Salmonella enterica, Modeling and Optimization of Non-thermal Technologies for Animal-origin Food Decontamination, Space food production on safety and quality: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan and quality control methods, Inactivation of foodborne pathogens by nonthermal Technologies, Foodborne sporeforming bacteria: challenges and opportunities for their control through food production chain, and more.Additional sections focus on Spoilage microorganisms in the dairy industry, Foodborne pathogens in the pork production chain, Food spoilage fungi: main sources and controlling strategies, Advanced data analytics and ‘omics’ techniques to control enteric foodborne pathogens, and Prevention of foodborne virus and pathogens in fresh produce and root vegetables.
Ecophysiology and Ocean Acidification in Marine Mollusks: From Molecule to Behavior provides an extensive overview of the latest research on the various ecophysiological effects of ocean acidification on marine mollusks. This book synthesizes historical information and recent findings on the effects of environmental change, ocean warming, and acidification on key mollusks and their life-history. It also discusses the underlying mechanisms underpinning the effects of ocean warming and acidification. Written by internationally recognized experts in the field of marine biology, this book systematically examines the effects of ocean acidification on the reproduction, growth and development, physiological metabolism, immunity, and behavior of marine mollusks.The book concludes by discussing the implications of current research, acknowledging data limitations in the field, and proposing future research directions, providing a better understanding of the potential impacts of ocean acidification on mollusks and the global aquaculture industry and inspiring new thinking for future research practices. It will be an indispensable resource for researchers, practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students, conservationists, and aquaculturists alike who are interested in marine environmental change, ecology, physiology, and marine biology.
Olalere Olusegun Abayomi, Gan Chee Yuen and Puranjan Mishra
August 1, 2024
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Food Waste Valorization: Emerging Trends, Techno-economic and Environmental Considerations covers bioactive extraction, therapeutic properties and environmental concerns related to food waste conversion to value-added products, along with advanced technological breakthroughs in the field. The book also provides concepts and theories on several facets of agro-food waste valorization and its by-products, as well as opportunities and challenges. Each chapter contains viewpoints from different fields of research such as Basic Science, Agriculture, Food Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science, and more, with each having a unique approach to food waste valorization as it relates to their field. This is an invaluable resource for research and development professionals in post-harvest processing and renewable energy industries, as well as the academicians.
Mammals, Volume Five in the Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates series, is the fifth of five second-edition volumes representing a comprehensive and integrated overview of hormones and reproduction in fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The book includes coverage of endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behavior, and anatomy of reptilian reproduction. It provides a broad treatment of the roles of pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal hormones in all aspects of reproduction, as well as descriptions of major life history events. New to this edition is a concluding assessment of the effect of environmental influences on mammals.Initial chapters in this book broadly examine sex determination, reproductive neuroendocrinology, stress, and hormonal regulation as it relates to male and female reproductive structure and function. Subsequent chapters introduce the evolution of viviparity and examine pregnancy in eutherian mammals, parturition, pheromones, and behavioral neuroendocrinology. Covered taxa include rodents, bats, and primates. The book concludes with an examination of the environmental influences on hormones and reproduction of mammals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals and climate change.