The Business of Food: Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313069174
  • ISBN-13: 9780313069178
  • DDC: 338.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 439 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

The business of food and drink is for better and worse the business of our nation and our planet, and to most consumers how it works remains largely a mystery. This encyclopedia takes readers as consumers behind the scenes of the food and drink industries. The contributors come from a wide range of fields, and the scope of this encyclopedia is broad, covering from food companies and brands to the environment, health, science and technology, culture, finance, and more. The more than 150 essay entries also cover those issues that have been and continue to be of perennial importance. Historical context is emphasized and the focus is mainly on business in the United States.

Most entries include Further Reading. The frontmatter includes an Alphabetical List of Entries and a Topical List of Entries to allow the reader to find subjects of interest quickly. Numerous cross-references in the entries and blind entries provide other search strategies. The person and subject index is another in-depth search tool. Sample entries: Advertising, Agribusiness, Altria, Animal Rights, Betty Crocker, Celebrity Chefs, Chain Restaurants, Commodities Exchange, Cooking Technology, Culinary Tourism, Eco-terrorism, Environmental Protection Agency, Ethnic Food Business, European Union, Flavors and Fragrances, Food Safety, Food Service Industry, Genetic Engineering, Internet, Labor and Labor Unions, Marketing to Children, McDonald's, Meat Packing, North American Free Trade Agreement, Nutrition Labeling, Organic Foods, Poultry Industry, Slow Food, SPAM, Television, Trader Joe's, Tupperware, TV Dinners, Whole Foods, Williams-Sonoma, Wine Business.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Entries by Topic.
Foreword.
Preface.
1: Additives.
2: Advertising.
3: African American Food Business.
4: Agribusiness.
5: Agricultural Unions.
6: Airline Food.
7: Altria Group.
8: Animal Rights.
9: Antibiotics.
10: Armour.
11: Baby Food.
12: Bacteria.
13: Beech-Nut.
14: Beef/Cattle Industry.
15: Beer.
16: Betty Crocker.
17: Birds Eye.
18: Borden.
19: Bottling Industry.
20: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).
21: Boycotts and Consumer Protests.
22: Breakfast Cereals.
23: Bush's Baked Beans.
24: Cafeterias.
25: Campbell's Soup.
26: Candy and Confections.
27: Canning.
28: Celebrity Chefs.
29: Chain Restaurants.
30: Chocolate.
31: Ciba-Geigy.
32: Cloning.
33: Codex Alimentarius Commission.
34: Coffee.
35: Commodities Exchange.
36: Commodity Food Chain.
37: Condiments.
38: Consumerism.
39: Cooking Schools.
40: Cooking Technology.
41: Corn.
42: Culinary Tourism.
43: Cultural Imperialism.
44: Dairy Industry.
45: Delicatessen.
46: Delivery.
47: Del Monte.
48: Diamond Walnuts.
49: Diet Foods.
50: Diners.
51: Distilled Spirits.
52: Dole.
53: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
54: Ethnic Food Business.
55: European Union.
56: Famine.
57: Farmers’ Markets.
58: Fast Food Restaurants.
59: Fertilizers.
60: Financialization.
61: Fishing, Commercial.
62: Flavors and Fragrances.
63: Food Fads.
64: Food Festivals.
65: Food Laws and Regulations.
66: Food Poisoning.
67: Food Safety.
68: Food Service Industry.
69: Food Stamps.
70: Franchises.
71: Free Trade.
72: Frieda's.
73: Frozen Foods.
74: Fruit Juice and Sports and Health Drinks.
75: Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.
76: General Foods.
77: Genetic Engineering.
78: Gerber.
79: Gourmet Foods.
80: Heinz.
81: Hines, Duncan.
82: Hormel.
83: Hospitality Industry.
84: Hot Dogs.
85: Hunt's.
86: Hybridization.
87: Ice Cream.
88: Internet.
89: Irradiation.
90: Keebler.
91: Kraft Foods.
92: Krispy Kreme.
93: Labor and Labor Unions.
94: Libby's.
95: Marketing of Milk.
96: Marketing to Children.
97: McDonald's.
98: Meat Packing.
99: Mercantilism.
100: Middlemen.
101: Monsanto.
102: Multinationals.
103: Nabisco.
104: Nanotechnology.
105: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
106: Nutrition Education.
107: Nutrition Labeling.
108: Obesity.
109: Organic Foods.
110: Packaging.
111: Peanut Butter.
112: Pet Food.
113: Pickles.
114: Pillsbury.
115: Post.
116: Poultry Industry.
117: Publishing.
118: Raw Food.
119: Refrigeration.
120: Research and Development (R&D).
121: Restaurants.
122: Sara Lee.
123: Saran.
124: Seed Banks.
125: Slow Food.
126: Snack Foods.
127: Soft Drinks.
128: Spam.
129: Stuckey's.
130: Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners.
131: Supermarkets.
132: Swanson.
133: Swift.
134: Tabasco.
135: Takeout.
136: Tariffs.
137: Taylorization.
138: Television.
139: Trader Joe's.
140: Tropicana.
141: Tupperware.
142: TV Dinners.
143: Uncle Ben's.
144: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
145: Vegetarian Food.
146: Vending Machines.
147: Vitamin Deficiencies.
148: Welch's.
149: Wheat.
150: Whole Food.
151: Whole Foods Market.
152: Williams-Sonoma.
153: Wine Business.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Editors and Contributors.