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Would food irradiation as a means of technology transfer assist food productivity and security in Africa and sustain its development?

Tewfik, Ihab and Amuna, Paul and Zotor, Francis (2004) Would food irradiation as a means of technology transfer assist food productivity and security in Africa and sustain its development? International Journal of Technology Policy and Management, 4 (1). pp. 44-52. ISSN 1468-4322

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Abstract

Technology transfer to the developing world will immensely improve its productivity and development. Once transferred, it will empower developing countries to combat various problems such as; food insecurity, poverty, famine and food-borne illnesses. For many years, the community of food safety professionals has been trying to draw the attention of poor communities to the importance of food irradiation as a robust measure to reduce the devastating consequences of food-borne diseases. Not merely would food irradiation preserve food and ensure its wholesomeness but it would also enhance, significantly, the health status and provide economic benefits for individuals, families and entire populations in developing countries in general, and especially, in Africa. This review seeks to highlight the potential benefits of transferring food irradiation technology to promote sustainable development in such populations.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Online ISSN 1741-5292
Uncontrolled Keywords:Technology transfer; food irradiation; productivity; food safety and security; developing countries.
Research Community:University of Westminster > Life Sciences, School of
ID Code:396
Deposited On:01 Dec 2005
Last Modified:21 Dec 2009 16:04

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