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Can processed food boost global nutrition, despite its unhealthy reputation?

There’s a lot of debate about the safety and value of food that’s been processed …. UMass Amherst food scientist Julian McClements often wades right into the middle of those debates. McClements makes the case that there’s good processed food — and bad.

[S]ociety will have to get over its mistrust of the unfamiliar to keep up with modern food dilemmas. Among those dilemmas: how to feed the nine billion people on the planet …. and how to get healthy food to those who don’t have money to shop at organic co-ops or time to cook from scratch.

“I think that’s where, in the future, the food industry really needs to go,” McClements said, “to keep [food] cheap, convenient and tasty, but also make it much healthier.”

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McClements specializes in nanotechnology, which uses ultrasound waves to create tiny particles of nutritional content, which are then injected into food otherwise short on nutrients …. McClements said nanotechnology is especially important in developing countries, where vitamin deficiencies can cause blindness, stunted growth and other serious problems.

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