One of the interesting exhibitors at Gulfood Manufacturing next week, is UFT who are promoting a Factory in a Box. While this seems to be an extension of UFT’s normal turnkey factory offering, it makes me think of a time in the late nineties in South Africa when container based “factories” were very [...]
If you need to get to know about Sorghum or Millet or want to get some of developments, this conference publication could be very useful.
Unfortunately this conference is now 10 years old so doesn’t present the very latest state of the industry, but does contain two good reviews which are always relevant and [...]
If your community has large areas of cultivated cactus pears or if it is a good climate for cactus pears but little is grown, this manual could be of real value to you.
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This 150 page manual with 13 pages of reference, will surely give [...]
This simple description outlines the process and equipment used in the commercial production of potato crisps.
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If you are interested in the smaller scale production of potato crisps as the basis for a household business, Practical Action publish a Technical Brief [...]
Hungry Planet, a recent book by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, presents the food consumption of households around the world. The results are presented in the form of a picture of the family and the food they ate in a week, just like this German family.
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FAIRTRADE has been a great success based on its rapid growth in turnover. There are, however questions that linger around the benefit to farmers compared to the turnover as well as other issues.
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A new idea that also allows the consumer to generate income for development [...]
As a Chemical Engineer I have always promoted the role that the Chemical Engineering Unit Operation plays in food manufacturing.
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As well as elaborating on Chemical Engineering’s input to progress in the industry, this article simply charts the changes which lead from what we would now call artisanal local [...]
This is an interesting and detailed paper presenting detailed information on the processing of traditional foods.
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The paper concludes that the existing small scale processing is important to food supply, food preservation and employment.
It finds that the expansion of the production of these traditional foods [...]