John D. Floros

My intent this month is to defend our profession, because food science and technology, particularly food processing, are wrongly blamed for many of the problems that afflict our society today—obesity, diabetes, allergies, etc. Our profession and the food industry are under attack. For example, earlier this year, journalist Michael Pollan, declared in his latest book, "In Defense of Food," that, "Food has been replaced by nutrients and common sense by confusion … We are eating a lot of edible foo…

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