Shelf Life Assessment of Food (Food Preservation Technology)Determining accurate shelf life data for foods is essential for assuring food quality and protecting consumers from the effects of degradation. With a proper balance of theory and practical examples, Shelf Life Assessment of Food presents the essential criteria and current methodologies for obtaining accurate and reliable shelf life dating. Defining the process through a series of sequential steps, the book assists and supports researchers and food industry operators in planning a shelf life study that best suits their needs. Offering an integrated view of the present status of shelf life assessment, the book covers: Definitions, basic concepts, and regulatory ...
Prepper's Guide: Think Like a Prepper, Quickstart Guide to Survivalism, Food and Water Storage, Self-Sufficient Living Plus DIY Prepper's Projects (Prepper's Guide & Self-Sufficient Living)
This book is for those of you who are curious as to how you can be more independent and self-sufficient in your world of urban, suburban and even rural life. Join the growing number of "Preppers"! I'll show you what a prepper is and what he does to depend more on his own ingenuity and alternatives to outside assistance and services.Inside You Will Find Answers to These Questions: •How can you use your very own ingenuity and that of your family to save money on such basic resources as cooking fuel, heating sources, light for your nights? •How can you better adapt to your perhaps rugged climate, be it regular flooding, persistent droughts, irregular power supplies or outright power outages and so on? •How can you be more self-sufficient during any type of local emergency, rather than depending on municipal or federal assistance?
Hard times aren’t just coming, they are here already. The recent economic collapse has seen millions of North Americans move from the middle class to being poor, and from poor to hungry. At the same time, the idea of eating locally is shifting from being a fringe activity for those who can afford it to an essential element of getting by. But aside from the locavores and slow foodies, who really knows how to eat outside of the supermarket and out of season? And who knows how to eat a diet based on easily stored and home preserved foods? Independence Days tackles both the nuts and bolts of food preservation, as well as the host of broader issues tied to the creation of local diets. It includes: How to buy in bulk and store food on the cheap Techniques, from canning to dehydrating Tools—what you need and what you don’t In addition, it focuses on how to live on a pantry diet year-round, how to preserve food on a community scale, and how to reduce reliance on industrial agriculture by creating vibrant local economies. Better food, plentiful food, at a lower cost and with less energy expended: Independence Days is for all who want to build a sustainable food system and keep eating—even in hard times. Sharon Astyk is a former academic who farms in upstate New York with her family. She is the author of Depletion and Abundance, the co-author of A Nation of Farmers, and she blogs at www.sharonastyk.com.