What Else Does Food Science Have to Study?

(1.School of Food Science and Biotechnology,Zhejiang Gongshang Univesity, Hangzhou 310012,China;2.Institute of Biotechnology,Fuzhou University,Fuzhou 350002,China)

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    Started from food processing, modern food science and food industry have provided the world enormous amount of food and always played a vital role in the development and evolution of human society. To date, food science has systematically studied the food storage, nutrition and sensory characteristics, while the interaction between food and body remains as a puzzle except a few pieces revealed by nutrition science and toxicology. Modern food industry has totally changed the way food is produced and consumed, and more importantly the way food interacts with human body. The ignorance of such changes in food science has made the debates in safety and health risks of industry food even more confusing. Three research topics are proposed for food-body interaction:elucidate the existing status of food compositions; interpret the body response to food; methods to utilise the complementary characteristics of different food compositions. From these new perspectives, some unique approaches and original discoveries of food science ought to be achieved, to provide answers to the major criticism upon food industry and transform food science to an intact science of food, an independent discipline of science.

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RAO Pingfan, LIU Shutao, ZHOU Jianwu, GUO Jingke, KE Lijing. What Else Does Food Science Have to Study?[J]. Journal of Food Science and Technology,2015,33(3):1-4.

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