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Chapter 6

Food Microbiology and Public Health

Although food is indispensible to the maintenance of life, it can also be responsible for ill health. A simple insufficiency will lead to marasmus (protein-energy deficiency) while over-reliance on staples low in protein, such as cassava, produces the condition known as kwashiorkor. A diet may provi...

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Print publication date
11 Sep 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-284-5
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-794-0