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  • Gm Food Crops
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    1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO DEVELOPMENT 1.1 Introduction On July 2, 2003, official agreements were finally made by the European Parliament with regards to new regulations on genetically modified food (GM). Consumer organizations and green groups are content with these results, as the voices of consumers are being heard over corporate interests. The United States accounts for two-thirds of bioengineer ed crops produced globally. Other major suppliers include Argentina, Canada, and China. ...
  • Information On A Food Label
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    Introduction There once was a time where words like 'light' and 'low-fat' on food packages that had no nutritional meaning. As a result, shoppers were often led to believe they were buying products that were more helpful than they really were. Nutrition panels on labels were also confusing and hard to read. But the Australia New Zealand Authority (ANZFA) changed all that. In March 2001 the ANZFA defined new standardized terms that appear on food labels such as 'low-fat', 'reduced' and 'lean' to ...
  • Food And Food Ingredients Through Genetic Engineering
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    I. INTRODUCTION 1. The first foods and food ingredients developed through recombinant DNA technologies have reached commercialization and more are nearing commercial distribution. In response to these developments, Member States of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (the Codex) are evaluating questions regarding appropriate labeling for these products. Delegates to a recent meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) agreed that this issue should be addressed, and the US Delegation to ...
  • Standard Into The Food Standards Code
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    The issue of genetic engineering has always been a very controversial one. The cloning of Dolly the sheep was hailed as a revolutionary breakthrough by scientists while many groups were sceptical about its repercussions. Only recently however has the topic of genetically creating and modifying foods come to public attention. Despite the relative youth of the issue, it has caused much debate among various groups worldwide. As of now, there is no legislation in Australia prohibiting the selling of...
  • Light Ice Cream Product
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    In the new twenty-first century, health is the major concern among the human species. Thus, maintaining a healthy diet is very essential for all human beings. Numerous food companies attempt to advertise their products by promoting the health issues so people will buy it since they believe the food they are buying are considered somewhat healthy. However, because of the fact that more and more people are concerning whether or not the food they are eating are good for their health, manufacturers ...
  • Useful Functions Of Food Additives
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    Food Additives Food additives have been used for thousands of years. In prehistoric times, salt was probably used to preserve meat and fish. Our ancestors also found that large amounts of sugar helped preserve fruit and that cucumbers could be preserved in a vinegar solution. The ancient Egyptians used sulfite's to stop bacterial growth and fermentation in wine. They also used extracts from beetles for food coloring. Vegetable dyes from juniper fruits or beech-root juice were popular colorings i...
  • Food Additives Web
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    Additives and Food We consume more of them everyday, but many people do not know what additives do to food and the people that eat it. The average person is amazed by the number of additives injected into our food. Through years of scientific research, it is now possible to comprehend the most commonly used and controversial additives. What exactly is a food additive? The technical definition is "any substance the intended use of which results or may reasonably be expected to result– direc...

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