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Knowledge

The Alimentarium’s expertise lies at your fingertips! Our factsheets are grouped by theme or topic of interest and compose a true online encyclopedia of food and nutrition.

Food security

Food security, an increasingly complex concept

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Disgust and aversion of food

Disgust and ‘magical thinking’

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Anthropophagy

Consumption of human flesh: between fantasy and reality

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Sucrose

Once virtually absent from European plates but a common ingredient in food today

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Sugars

A source of energy for everything from bacteria to human beings

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Lactose

Essential during the early years of our life, but not always easily tolerated in adulthood

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Glucose

A fundamental organic molecule, a source of energy for living things

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Fructose

Manufactured both naturally and industrially

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The banes and benefits of aube...

A mixture of appreciation, rejection and amusement

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