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Paradoxes in the Diet of Modern Consumer at the Confluence between Food Science and Food Industry


  • Voinea Lelia

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Popescu Dorin

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Negrea Mihai

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


Food is a customary part of our daily lives, because living means feeding, but it shouldn’t be approached merely as a trivial factor for meeting physiological needs of macro and micro-nutrients, but from a holistic perspective in terms of the social and identity functions and the effects on individual health. In the last decades, through the application of industrial processes such as refining or hydrogenation and the widespread use of feed additives and genetically modified organisms, considered major innovations in food industry, it was created a distance between man and aliments, which systematically transforms into an abyss, culminated with real alimentary crisis, a result of some breakings in natural order. This paper highlights the hazards of food industrialization in the nutritionism era and analises the paradoxes which were appeared in the diet of the modern consumer at the confluence between food science and food industry.

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  • Voinea Lelia & Popescu Dorin & Negrea Mihai, 2011. "Paradoxes in the Diet of Modern Consumer at the Confluence between Food Science and Food Industry," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 2321-2325, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:2321-2325

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    foodstuff; consumer; food industry; food science; paradoxes;

    JEL classification:

    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare


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