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A textbook at the forefront of a global movement toward sustainabilityFood Science: An Ecological Approach is a groundbreaking new textbook that situates food science theory within a global environmental context. The only text of its kind currently on the market, it will provide educators and students with a foundation in hard science while integrating evidence-based practice with analysis of worldwide food sustainability. Students will develop the ability to apply technical skills and critical analysis to real-world issues of food safety, food sustainability, and ecologically sound practices of consumption and agriculture.Food Science: An Ecological Approach includes culturally specific discussions of food preparation and consumption, as well as an overview of the historical and ecological significance of each food group covered. The text also presents a thorough review of food preparation, food science, and technology. Designed for undergraduate students in two- and four-year culinary and nutrition programs, Food Science: An Ecological Approach is a user-friendly text that gently pushes students to contextualize key food science concepts within a larger ecological and historical framework.