Data

Year of publication

2019

Type

Qualitative

Design

Narrative

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Country studied

Global

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

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Food Processing at a Crossroad/frontiers in Nutrition

Goal

1) Describe the functions of food processing and their historical development and impact, 2) analyze new and emerging technologies in relation to their contributions to food-health impact and 3) assess the usefulness of recently proposed classification systems, e.g., NOVA classification, based on comprehensive insights of recently published nutritional analysis of those classifications.

Results

Terms like “ultra-processed food” are more misleading than explanatory. The proponents of the NOVA classifications system overlook the fact that a strict interpretation of their classifications scheme leads to the statement that the human body reacts to processing and not to nutrients, including those which appear during processing. This paper calls for a radical change and worldwide adaptation of the key research and developmental areas tackling the grand challenges in our food systems.

Authors

Knorr D & Watzke H

Journal

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