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The food system in Europe comprises a significant sector of the economy and has a vital relationship with health. It can be viewed as an integrated whole in which developments in any one component may have repercussions in many others. With the progression of time, relationships are becoming more complex, largely under the impact of new and developing technologies. Within this context the FAST (Forecasting and Assessment in Science and Technology) Programme has selected food as one of the priority areas for research. The reports of these researches have been abbreviated and are included in this book. The main themes are the consumer, technology and the long term implication for Europe. Studies are centred mostly on the food processing industry, accounting also for the multiple interactions involved. The impacts of changes in food processing on other components of the system and of changes elsewhere on food processors are also considered.

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Authors: TRAILL B, CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12167 EN (1989) 250 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-389-4
Record Number: 198910977 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en