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About this book
About this book
This book focuses on the most recent environmentally-friendly technologies, such as heat treatments and modified atmospheric packaging, developed to reduce spoilage and maintain the quality of produce. The book also includes related subjects such as the recent impact of fruits and vegetables on human health and the recent advances of genetic engineering in this field. Each of the book's 14chapters are written by individuals well qualified to review the progress being made in their areas of expertise. Each author is an eminent researcher who has the experience and necessary concern for the environment.
Introduction, S. Ben-YehoshuaPHYSICAL TREATMENTSHeat Treatments to Reduce Decay, S. Ben-Yehoshua and R. PoratHeat Treatments to Reduce Chilling Injury and Superficial Scald, S. Lurie and B. DaganModified Atmosphere Packaging and Controlled Atmosphere Storage, S. Ben-Yehoshua, S. Fishman, S. Jayanty, N. Mir, and R.M. BeaudryInnovations in Quarantine, E.J. MitchamMinimizing the Harmful Effects of Ethylene on the Quality of Fruit and Vegetables, R.B.H. WillsFresh-Cut Produce, H. Izumi, Y. Luo, V. Rodov, and A.E. WatadaInnovative Environmentally Friendly Technologies to Maintain Quality of Durable Agricultural Produce, S. Navarro and J. DonahayeNON-PHYSICAL TREATMENTSUV Irradiation, Biological Agents, and Natural Compounds for Controlling Postharvest Decay in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, S. Ben-Yehoshua and J. MercierEdible Coatings, E.A. BaldwinHormonal Regulation of Ripening and Senescence Phenomena, J.D. Klein and E.E. GoldschmidtWhy Fruits and Vegetables Are Good for Health, J.H. Ekman and B.D. PattersonUse of Genetic Engineering to Control Ripening, Reduce Spoilage, and Maintain Quality of Fruits and Vegetables, J.-C. Pech, A. Bernadac, M. Bouzayen, and A. Latch?Innovations in Transportation, J.F. Thompson and P.E. BrechtHow Postharvest Technologies Affect Quality, C.B. Watkins and J.H. Ekman