Processed Food: Is it a Necessary Evil?
In this seminar we will cover various aspects of food processing: how food is processed, why food is processed, and the positive and negative impacts of processing. Are we doing it right? What would the world be like without processed foods? Can we live without processed foods? Who benefits from them? And what are the new and innovative food processing technologies? Processed foods have been receiving a bad rap for some time and are considered to be a major contributor to the obesity crisis and other chronic diseases. This seminar will teach students to collect good information on the topic, learn to decipher between subjective and objective judgments, and to promote scientific and logical thinking. In addition, there will be several laboratory scale demonstrations of food processing operations.