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Functional Foods : Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment - R. Chadwick

Functional Foods

Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment

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The Europiiische Akademie is concerned with the study of scientific and technolog­ ical advances for the individual, society and the natural environment. The work of the academy is interdisciplinary drawing on relevant academic disciplines so far as they can inform the debate on consequences and suggest solutions. This book is dedicated to the issue of Functional Foods, a rather topical issue with important ramifications for the overall quality of life. It is the result of the Europiiische Akademie's working group "Functional Foods" which worked from January 2001 to June 2003. Since the times of Hippocrates, we view "food as our medicine, and medicine as our food"; a view that is confirmed by nowadays science which agrees that diet is related to health, well-being and the prevention of disease. At the same time, food­ related diseases have reached epidemic proportions in western societies while obe­ sity is spreading rapidly in all parts and strata of modern society. The cost for the health system is significant while the reduction in quality of life is immeasurable.

List of Authors
Executive Summaryp. 1
Zusammenfassungp. 14
Introductionp. 31
Nutrition and Healthp. 39
Economic Aspects of Functional Foodsp. 61
Public Perceptions Aspectsp. 93
Legal and Policy Aspectsp. 115
Ethical Issuesp. 141
Functional Foods and Intestinal Functions: The Case of Probiotics and Prebioticsp. 161
Phytosterols Enriched Functional Foodsp. 181
Resume and Policy Recommendationsp. 207
Glossaryp. 217
Appendixp. 219
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ISBN: 9783540201205
ISBN-10: 3540201203
Series: Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 1st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.15