Innovative and Emerging Technologies in the Bio marine Food Sector

Innovative and Emerging Technologies in the Bio marine Food Sector
Author: Marco Garcia-Vaquero,Gaurav Rajauria
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2021-12-06
ISBN 10: 0128204427
ISBN 13: 9780128204429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative and Emerging Technologies in the Bio marine Food Sector Book Review:

Innovative and Emerging Technologies in the Bio-marine Food Sector: Applications, Regulations, and Prospects presents the use of technologies and recent advances in the emerging marine food industry. Written by renowned scientists in the field, the book focuses primarily on the principles of application and the main technological developments achieved in recent years. It includes technological design, equipment and applications of these technologies in multiple processes. Extraction, preservation, microbiology and processing of food are extensively covered in the wide context of marine food products, including fish, crustaceans, seafood processing waste, seaweed, microalgae and other derived by-products. This is an interdisciplinary resource that highlights the potential of technology for multiple purposes in the marine food industry as these technological approaches represent a future alternative to develop more efficient industrial processes. Researchers and scientists in the areas of food microbiology, food chemistry, new product development, food processing, food technology, bio-process engineers in marine based industries and scientists in marine related areas will all find this a novel resource. Presents novel innovative technologies in the Bio-marine food sector, including principles, equipment, advantages, disadvantages, and future technological prospects Explores multi-purpose uses of technologies for extraction, functional food generation, food preservation, food microbiology and food processing Provides industrial applications tailored for the marine biological market to foster new innovative applications and regulatory requirements

Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean

Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean
Author: Ranadhir Mukhopadhyay,Victor J. Loveson,Sridhar D. Iyer,P.K. Sudarsan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1000203743
ISBN 13: 9781000203745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean Book Review:

The economic paradigms currently dominating the world are not sustainable. The threats from climate change, exploitation-based approaches to commerce, and the excess acquisition of resources loom large as well as the possibility of military flare-ups. Maintaining a balance between development and ecosystems, aspirations for growth, and the need for sustainability is a prescient challenge. The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) encompasses some of the poorest countries in the world and those that will bear the brunt of the negative impacts from climate change. This book explores the immense potential of the IOR and how best to maintain sustainable and responsible economic and strategic activities. The combination of science, innovation, and entrepreneurship will create a new blue economy business model, which has the potential to transform society. Based on critical analysis of the model and its practical applications, including risks as well as opportunities, the topics discussed range from food security, energy, and resilience to climate change, trade and investments, and improved maritime connectivity to tourism, poverty alleviation, and socioeconomic growth, encompassing a wide range of interests and expertise. FEATURES Examines the geo-politics, geo-resources, and geo-hazards of the IOR and identifies opportunities and methods to achieve success Covers a detailed assessment of available resources (fisheries, minerals, energy), threats such as pollution (plastic, acoustic, carbon, bio-invasion), geo-politics (maritime security, military invasion), and strategic vision (determining carrying capacity, ethical governance, and responsible ecosystem) of the Indian Ocean Analyzes the economics of the blue economy, the global scenario including the Pacific and Caribbean islands, and the aspect of the Chinese geo-political invasion in the Indian Ocean Inspires entrepreneurs to adopt new ways of creating economic benefits, reducing energy use, and increasing revenue while simultaneously helping the communities involved Discusses the threat and security perspectives of the IOR and the collective responsibility for a sustainable use of resources Crossing a wide range of interests and expertise, this book explores topics and ideas that will be essential to researchers and professionals in marine sciences, economics, business, geography, and political sciences. Graduate students in the same fields as well as any and all organizations that maintain a presence in the IOR will likewise find this book to be a valuable resource.

Novel Proteins for Food Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture

Novel Proteins for Food  Pharmaceuticals  and Agriculture
Author: Maria Hayes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN 10: 1119385350
ISBN 13: 9781119385356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Proteins for Food Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture Book Review:

A groundbreaking text that highlights the various sources, applications and advancements concerning proteins from novel and traditional sources Novel Proteins for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture offers a guide to the various sources, applications, and advancements that exist and are currently being researched concerning proteins from novel and traditional sources. The contributors—noted experts in the field—discuss sustainable protein resources and include illustrative examples of bioactive compounds isolated from several resources that have or could obtain high market value in specific markets. The text also explores a wide range of topics such as functional food formulations and pharmaceutical applications, and how they alter biological activity to provide therapeutic benefits, nutritional values and health protection. The authors also examine the techno-functional applications of proteins and looks at the screening process for identification of bioactive molecules derived from protein sources. In addition, the text provides insight into the market opportunities that exist for novel proteins such as insect, by-product derived, macroalgal and others. The authors also discuss the identification and commercialization of new proteins for various markets. This vital text: Puts the focus on the various sources, applications and advancements concerning proteins from novel and traditional sources Contains a discussion on how processing technologies currently applied to dairy could be applied to novel protein sources such as insect and macroalgal Reviews the sustainability of protein sources and restrictions that exist concerning development Offers ideas for creating an innovative and enterprising economy that is built on recent developments Details the potential to exploit key market opportunities in sports, infant and elderly nutrition and techno-functional protein applications Written for industrial researchers as well as PhD and Post-doctoral researchers, and undergraduate students studying biochemistry, food engineering and biological sciences and those interested in market developments, Novel Proteins for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture offers an essential guide to the sources, applications and most recent developments of the proteins from both innovative and traditional sources.

Marine Biotechnology Revealing an Ocean of Opportunities

Marine Biotechnology  Revealing an Ocean of Opportunities
Author: Ana Rotter,Susana P. Gaudêncio,Marlen Ines Vasquez,Arita Dubnika
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-18
ISBN 10: 2889747352
ISBN 13: 9782889747351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ICT Policy Research and Innovation

ICT Policy  Research  and Innovation
Author: Svetlana Klessova,Sebastian Engell,Maarten Botterman,Jonathan Cave
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN 10: 1119632528
ISBN 13: 9781119632528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICT Policy Research and Innovation Book Review:

A comprehensive discussion of the findings of the PICASSO initiative on ICT policy ICT Policy, Research, and Innovation: Perspectives and Prospects for EU-US Collaboration provides a clearly readable overview of selected information and communication technology (ICT) and policy topics. Rather than deluge the reader with technical details, the distinguished authors provide just enough technical background to make sense of the underlying policy discussions. The book covers policy, research, and innovation topics on technologies as wide-ranging as: Internet of Things Cyber physical systems 5G Big data ICT Policy, Research, and Innovation compares and contrasts the policy approaches taken by the EU and the US in a variety of areas. The potential for future cooperation is outlined as well. Later chapters provide policy perspectives about some major issues affecting EU/US development cooperation, while the book closes with a discussion of how the development of these new technologies is changing our conceptions of fundamental aspects of society.

Future Foods

Future Foods
Author: Rajeev Bhat
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 786
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN 10: 0323910025
ISBN 13: 9780323910026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Foods Book Review:

Future Foods: Global Trends, Opportunities, and Sustainability Challenges highlights trends and sustainability challenges along the entire agri-food supply chain. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book addresses innovations, technological developments, state-of-the-art based research, value chain analysis, and a summary of future sustainability challenges. The book is written for food scientists, researchers, engineers, producers, and policy makers and will be a welcomed reference. Provides practical solutions for overcoming recurring sustainability challenges along the entire agri-food supply chain Highlights potential industrial opportunities and supports circular economy concepts Proposes novel concepts to address various sustainability challenges that can affect and have an impact on the future generations

Emerging Technologies for Economic Development

Emerging Technologies for Economic Development
Author: Dirk Meissner,Leonid Gokhberg,Ozcan Saritas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 3030043703
ISBN 13: 9783030043704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies for Economic Development Book Review:

This book provides an impressive overview of emerging technologies, especially nanotechnologies and biotechnologies, and their prospective applications. It identifies and describes existing and potential markets for emerging technology-based applications, and projects scenarios for macroeconomic development based on these technologies. Integrated roadmaps for the development of a nano- and bioindustry are shown and policy measures and corporate strategies developed to advance these technologies. These measures are illustrated using roadmaps and policy case studies.The book combines a practical, comprehensive overview of the technical side of emerging technologies and their applications in various fields with an analysis of market developments and characteristics.

Omics Technologies and Bio engineering

Omics Technologies and Bio engineering
Author: Debmalya Barh,Vasco Azevedo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128047496
ISBN 13: 9780128047491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Omics Technologies and Bio engineering Book Review:

Omics Technologies and Bio-Engineering: Towards Improving Quality of Life, Volume 1 is a unique reference that brings together multiple perspectives on omics research, providing in-depth analysis and insights from an international team of authors. The book delivers pivotal information that will inform and improve medical and biological research by helping readers gain more direct access to analytic data, an increased understanding on data evaluation, and a comprehensive picture on how to use omics data in molecular biology, biotechnology and human health care. Covers various aspects of biotechnology and bio-engineering using omics technologies Focuses on the latest developments in the field, including biofuel technologies Provides key insights into omics approaches in personalized and precision medicine Provides a complete picture on how one can utilize omics data in molecular biology, biotechnology and human health care

Innovation in the Food Sector Through the Valorization of Food and Agro Food By Products

Innovation in the Food Sector Through the Valorization of Food and Agro Food By Products
Author: Ana Novo de Barros,Irene Gouvinhas
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2021-07-14
ISBN 10: 1838806822
ISBN 13: 9781838806828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation in the Food Sector Through the Valorization of Food and Agro Food By Products Book Review:

This book presents an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to quality and innovation in the food sector with particular emphasis on consumer perception of quality. Chapters cover such topics as identification of environmental variables, practices crops, and cultivars to improve nutritional and functional quality of different food matrices; increased preservation of biodiversity through the use of genetic resources; nutritional and functional characterization of food matrices; and evaluation of the main bioactive substances that give food its functional qualities.

Harnessing Marine Macroalgae for Industrial Purposes in an Australian Context Emerging Research and Opportunities

Harnessing Marine Macroalgae for Industrial Purposes in an Australian Context  Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Roos, Göran,Cheshire, Anthony,Nayar, Sasi,Clarke, Steven M.,Zhang, Wei
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN 10: 1522555781
ISBN 13: 9781522555780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harnessing Marine Macroalgae for Industrial Purposes in an Australian Context Emerging Research and Opportunities Book Review:

In today’s environmental and economic climate, it is important for businesses to drive development towards sustainable and zero-waste industries, responsibly leveraging renewable low-cost inputs to generate high-value outputs for the global market. Marine macroalgae presents modern businesses with opportunities for the development of a new and vibrant industry sector that largely fulfills these requirements. Harnessing Marine Macroalgae for Industrial Purposes in an Australian Context: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides emerging perspectives on the theoretical and practical aspects of developing a new business sector within the bio-marine industry. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as competitive advantage, food industry, and production systems, this publication is ideally designed for environmental researchers, business students, engineers, and academicians seeking current research on the economics, regulation, and policy in supporting the development of the macroalgal industry sector in the global market.

Science Technology on Bio hylic and Biomass Resources in China A Roadmap to 2050

Science   Technology on Bio hylic and Biomass Resources in China  A Roadmap to 2050
Author: Xinshi Zhang,Hongwen Huang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2010-08-09
ISBN 10: 3642053408
ISBN 13: 9783642053405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Technology on Bio hylic and Biomass Resources in China A Roadmap to 2050 Book Review:

As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for developing science and technology in the field of bio-hylic and biomass resources. They each craft a roadmap for their sphere of development to 2050. In their entirety, the general and sub-group reports analyze the evolution and laws governing the development of science and technology, describe the decisive impact of science and technology on the modernization process, predict that the world is on the eve of an impending S&T revolution, and call for China to be fully prepared for this new round of S&T advancement. Based on the detailed study of the demands on S&T innovation in China's modernization, the reports draw a framework for eight basic and strategic systems of socio-economic development with the support of science and technology, work out China's S&T roadmaps for the relevant eight basic and strategic systems in line with China's reality, further detail S&T initiatives of strategic importance to China's modernization, and provide S&T decision-makers with comprehensive consultations for the development of S&T innovation consistent with China's reality. Supported by illustrations and tables of data, the reports provide researchers, government officials and entrepreneurs with guidance concerning research directions, the planning process, and investment. Founded in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the nation's highest academic institution in natural sciences. Its major responsibilities are to conduct research in basic and technological sciences, to undertake nationwide integrated surveys on natural resources and ecological environment, to provide the country with scientific data and consultations for government's decision-making, to undertake government-assigned projects with regard to key S&T problems in the process of socio-economic development, to initiate personnel training, and to promote China's high-tech enterprises through its active engagement in these areas.

Valorization of Agri Food Wastes and By Products

Valorization of Agri Food Wastes and By Products
Author: Rajeev Bhat
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN 10: 0128242604
ISBN 13: 9780128242605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valorization of Agri Food Wastes and By Products Book Review:

Valorization of Agri-Food Wastes and By-Products: Recent Trends, Innovations and Sustainability Challenges addresses the waste and by-product valorization of fruits and vegetables, beverages, nuts and seeds, dairy and seafood. The book focuses its coverage on bioactive recovery, health benefits, biofuel production and environment issues, as well as recent technological developments surrounding state of the art of food waste management and innovation. The book also presents tools for value chain analysis and explores future sustainability challenges. In addition, the book offers theoretical and experimental information used to investigate different aspects of the valorization of agri-food wastes and by-products. Valorization of Agri-Food Wastes and By-Products: Recent Trends, Innovations and Sustainability Challenges will be a great resource for food researchers, including those working in food loss or waste, agricultural processing, and engineering, food scientists, technologists, agricultural engineers, and students and professionals working on sustainable food production and effective management of food loss, wastes and by-products. Covers recent trends, innovations, and sustainability challenges related to food wastes and by-products valorization Explores various recovery processes, the functionality of targeted bioactive compounds, and green processing technologies Presents emerging technologies for the valorization of agri-food wastes and by-products Highlights potential industrial applications of food wastes and by-products to support circular economy concepts

Energy 2050

Energy 2050
Author: Jim Skea,Paul Ekins,Mark Winskel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 1136539980
ISBN 13: 9781136539985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy 2050 Book Review:

The United Kingdom is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least eighty per cent by 2050, a target that will only be achieved by transforming the way that energy is supplied and used. At the same time there are anxieties about the security of energy provision in terms of European dependency on natural gas and the reliability of electricity supply. This book explores in detail those factors which could help or hinder the attainment of the UK's climate change targets, and how these factors interact with the parallel objective of maintaining a robust and secure energy system. The book is the result of a major national energy research effort by the UK Energy Research Centre, which includes some of the UK's leading energy experts. The results and recommendations are essential reading for policymakers, professionals, researchers, and anyone concerned with achieving large-scale reductions in carbon emissions, both from the UK and internationally. Energy 2050 begins by exploring the evolution of the UK energy system over recent decades: the trends, technologies and environmental impacts related to energy use, and the structures and institutions of governance that have influenced this evolution. It then moves on to changes in energy policy to emphasise decarbonization and resilience, and introduce the approach to scenarios and modelling used in the rest of the book. Later chapters explore different aspects of the uncertainties that may enable or constrain the creation of a low-carbon, resilient UK energy system, related to accelerated technology development, the creation of an infrastructure to support de-centralized energy and microgeneration, to lifestyle and behaviour change, and to public attitudes to wider environmental impacts associated with energy system change.

Business Environment and Technological Innovation Emerging Trends

Business Environment and Technological Innovation  Emerging Trends
Author: Dr M Ganesh Babu, Dr C Suresh, Dr B Nagarjuna, Dr G Vani, Dr Amb.ParinSomani
Publsiher: Archers & Elevators Publishing House
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9390996430
ISBN 13: 9789390996438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emerging Technologies for Food Processing

Emerging Technologies for Food Processing
Author: Da-Wen Sun
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 0124104819
ISBN 13: 9780124104815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies for Food Processing Book Review:

The second edition of Emerging Technologies in Food Processing presents essential, authoritative, and complete literature and research data from the past ten years. It is a complete resource offering the latest technological innovations in food processing today, and includes vital information in research and development for the food processing industry. It covers the latest advances in non-thermal processing including high pressure, pulsed electric fields, radiofrequency, high intensity pulsed light, ultrasound, irradiation, and addresses the newest hurdles in technology where extensive research has been carried out. Provides an extensive list of research sources to further research development Presents current and thorough research results and critical reviews Includes the most recent technologies used for shelf life extension, bioprocessing simulation and optimization

Innovative Technologies for Food Preservation

Innovative Technologies for Food Preservation
Author: Francisco J. Barba,Anderson Sant'Ana,Vibeke Orlien,Mohamed Koubaa
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN 10: 0128110325
ISBN 13: 9780128110324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Technologies for Food Preservation Book Review:

Innovative Technologies for Food Preservation: Inactivation of Spoilage and Pathogenic Microorganisms covers the latest advances in non-thermal processing, including mechanical processes (such as high pressure processing, high pressure homogenization, high hydrodynamic pressure processing, pressurized fluids); electromagnetic technologies (like pulsed electric fields, high voltage electrical discharges, Ohmic heating, chemical electrolysis, microwaves, radiofrequency, cold plasma, UV-light); acoustic technologies (ultrasound, shockwaves); innovative chemical processing technologies (ozone, chlorine dioxide, electrolysis, oxidized water) and others like membrane filtration and dense phase CO2. The title also focuses on understanding the effects of such processing technologies on inactivation of the most relevant pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms to ensure food safety and stability. Over the course of the 20th century, the interest and demand for the development and application of new food preservation methods has increased significantly. The research in the last 50 years has produced various innovative food processing technologies and the use of new technologies for inactivation of spoilage and/or pathogenic microorganisms will depend on several factors. At this stage of development there is a need to better understand the mechanisms that govern microbial inactivation as induced by new and innovative processing technologies, as well as suitable and effective conditions for inactivating the microorganism. Serves as a summary of relevant spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms for different foods as influenced by the application of innovative technologies for their preservation Provides readers with an in-depth understanding on how effective innovative processing technologies are for controlling spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms in different foods Integrates concepts in order to find the optimum conditions for microbial inactivation and preservation of major and minor food compounds

Globalization Biosecurity and the Future of the Life Sciences

Globalization  Biosecurity  and the Future of the Life Sciences
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780309164757
ISBN 13: 0309164753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization Biosecurity and the Future of the Life Sciences Book Review:

Biomedical advances have made it possible to identify and manipulate features of living organisms in useful ways--leading to improvements in public health, agriculture, and other areas. The globalization of scientific and technical expertise also means that many scientists and other individuals around the world are generating breakthroughs in the life sciences and related technologies. The risks posed by bioterrorism and the proliferation of biological weapons capabilities have increased concern about how the rapid advances in genetic engineering and biotechnology could enable the production of biological weapons with unique and unpredictable characteristics. Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of Life Sciences examines current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological weapons 5 to 10 years into the future and ways to anticipate, identify, and mitigate these dangers.

Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN 10: 926431105X
ISBN 13: 9789264311053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy Book Review:

This new OECD report on the ocean economy emphasises the growing importance of science and technologies in improving the sustainable economic development of our seas and ocean. Marine ecosystems sit at the heart of many of the world’s global challenges: food, medicines, new sources of clean ...

Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology

Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology
Author: Pabulo H. Rampelotto,Antonio Trincone
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 3319690752
ISBN 13: 9783319690759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology Book Review:

This book serves as essential reading for research scientists and biotechnologists from both academia and industry working in marine biotechnology and related disciplines. The book discusses recent advances and challenges in terms of science, technology, innovation, and policy for the development of the field; and how marine biotechnology may provide new solutions to some of the grand challenges faced by our society. Written in an accessible language, the book is also recommended as a reference text for decision-makers in government and non-governmental organizations in their efforts to foster the development of a global blue economy. With less than 5 % of the vast and rich marine environment explored, our seas and oceans represent a virtually unexplored resource for the discovery of novel product, processes, and development of bio-inspired synthetic drugs with biotechnological potential. As such, the marine environment has been considered Earth's last frontier of exploration. Recent advances in molecular techniques are providing the necessary tools to access on a larger scale the still-untapped ocean resources and, consequently, unveil the promise of the blue biotechnology. Governments are recognizing the potential of marine biotechnology to provide solutions to some of the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century such as sustainable energy and food sources, identification of novel drugs for improved health treatments, and providing new industrial materials and processes. For this reason, advances in marine biotechnology may foster the much-needed source of innovation and economic growth in many countries, and pave the way towards the development of a global blue economy, i.e. a new economic model based on the sustainable exploration of our ocean ecosystems.

The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition
Author: David E. Sahn
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN 10: 0191047880
ISBN 13: 9780191047886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition Book Review:

Advances in science and policy during the past 50 years have prevented the predicted widespread food shortages as the world's population soared. Malnutrition, however, remains prevalent. This book details strategies and practical approaches designed to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in a new era where technological change, markets, patterns of governance, and social programs have an increasingly global dimension. More specifically, this book addresses a range of considerations including the role of small farmers in a world where the global reach of multinational corporations have enormous control from the farm to local markets and the grocery store; misgivings and misperceptions about genetically modified foods; the increasing competition of food and energy sectors for agricultural output; the importance of micronutrient deficiencies and chronic disease related to obesity, which often coexists in the same communities as hunger; and issues of sustainability of the food and agricultural system in an period when there is increasing concerns over global warming and environmental degradation. Currently there is also more emphasis on evidence-based policymaking, which has raised the standard of proof for evaluating the impact of micro-level interventions that have traditionally been so widely embraced and are now under increased scrutiny. It is in this context that this book provides practical advice on programs that can effectively target those at greatest risk of malnutrition and guidance on policies to promote a healthy and sustainable food and agricultural system. Overlaying all of these challenges is the book's emphasis on both identifying data and information needs for decision-making, and practical considerations for better understanding the domestic and international political and social constraints that need to be addressed when trying to translate scientific knowledge and information into practice.