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Functional Foods

  • Ruth Chadwick
  • S. Henson
  • B. Moseley
  • G. Koenen
  • M. Liakopoulos
  • C. Midden
  • A. Palou
  • G. Rechkemmer
  • D. Schröder
  • A. von Wright

Part of the Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 14-30
  4. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 31-38
  5. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 39-60
  6. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 61-92
  7. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 93-113
  8. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 115-139
  9. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 141-159
  10. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 161-179
  11. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 181-205
  12. Ruth Chadwick, S. Henson, B. Moseley, G. Koenen, M. Liakopoulos, C. Midden et al.
    Pages 207-216
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 217-221

About this book

Introduction

Functional Foods are being introduced into society at a particularly sensitive moment.

Diet-related diseases have assumed proper epidemic proportions significantly affecting the quality of life while obesity is spreading not only to the majority of the adult population but also, more worryingly, to young people who rarely have the option of alternative diets. As scientific proof for the link between diet and disease accumulation, there are increasingly louder calls for policy action.

At the same time, food has been high on the political agenda in recent years. As a result of food scandals such as BSE, dioxin and foot and mouth disease, and also partly due to public discontent arising from the introduction of genetically modified foodstuffs in the market, food has become a main issue in public debates and a focal point of political activity in Europe. Consumer trust in food production and the ability of authorities to protect them has been eroded, as there is widespread suspicion in public transparency and important information is lacking. Consequently, there are also calls for more coherence, transparency and accountability in food issues.

It is within this situation that Functional Foods have been developed. They assume a highly targeted solution to diet related diseases with effective reduction of risk and improved physical and mental well-being, but are still faced with a host of unresolved issues. This report reviews Functional Foods from a multidisciplinary perspective focusing on safety, legal/policy aspects, economy, public perceptions and ethics. It attempts to clarify the main issues and provides comprehensive recommendations for policymaking.

Keywords

Ethical Issues Functional Food Functional Foods Nutrition and Health ethics health probiotic probiotics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruth Chadwick
    • 1
  • S. Henson
  • B. Moseley
  • G. Koenen
  • M. Liakopoulos
  • C. Midden
  • A. Palou
  • G. Rechkemmer
  • D. Schröder
  • A. von Wright
  1. 1.ESCR Center for the Economic and Social Aspects Furnes CollegeLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05115-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05761-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05115-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4803
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4811
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