Nutrition An Interdisciplinary Survey
Authors: Präve, Paul; Lipinski, Gert-Wolfhard von Rymon; Sambeth, Walther
Source: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 5, Number 1, March 1980 , pp. 6-23(18)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:With a critical world food situation and an increasing protein gap between the rich and the poor, scientific and technological solutions exist, at least in principle, to extend food production and thus avoid world wide famine. Human food requirement, malnutrition, the world markets of supply and food habits are reviewed. Conventional developments of food production consist in expanding arable land, the Green Revolution more fertilizers and irrigation, plant protection and the accumulation of reserves. But the efficient processing of animal and plant proteins is equally important and so is the production of new concentrated proteins. Amongst the more unconventional developments, algae, fungi, yeast and bacteria as single cell proteins, are only the first steps in the biotechnological production of natural substances for human consumption to remove the food crisis.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1980-03-01