© 1998

Genetic Modification in the Food Industry

A Strategy for Food Quality Improvement

  • Sibel Roller
  • Susan Harlander

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Broader Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sibel Roller, Susan Harlander
      Pages 3-26
    3. Lynn J. Frewer, Richard Shepherd
      Pages 27-46
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Sibel Roller, Peter W. Goodenough
      Pages 101-128
    3. Rutger Van Rooijen, Paul Klaassen
      Pages 158-173
    4. Colin Hill, R. Paul Ross
      Pages 174-192
    5. Anthony J. Kinney, Susan Knowlton
      Pages 193-213
    6. David M. Stark
      Pages 214-227
    7. Paul Christou
      Pages 228-249
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 251-260

About this book


Although the true economic impact of genetic modifications is yet to be realized, the potential of this new technology to benefit the food processing industry and to improve food quality is enormous. Specific genetically modified whole foods and food ingredients that have recently become available or are about to become available are described and discussed in relation to their technical performance and consumer acceptance. The regulatory, ethical and communication issues in food biotechnology are also reviewed. As the products of gene technology come on stream, decisions need to be made as to whether or not to use them. Yet, many food industry professionals have little or no background in biotechnology and have a limited concept of possible applications in foods. Therefore, this book aims to foster a greater understanding of the benefits and potential pitfalls of this new technology.


biotechnology cereals enzymes ethics food food industry food processing genetic modification processing yeast

Editors and affiliations

  • Sibel Roller
    • 1
  • Susan Harlander
    • 2
  1. 1.South Bank University LondonUK
  2. 2.Pillsbury R&D MinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Genetic Modification in the Food Industry
  • Book Subtitle A Strategy for Food Quality Improvement
  • Authors Susan Harlander
    Sibel Roller
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7514-0399-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7665-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5815-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Food Science
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