A moment of silent, I pray to human health and life. While food and health plays an important role towards our life, unarguably disease took over many innocence human life- friends and families of ours.
So, why should we care about food, nutrition and health when everything can ends at a split seconds. Human life become worthless. Food and nutrition, too follow the trace of human life. Today, our food world are made of GMO, artificial ingredients, processed foods and fast foods, all against by our food activist. These food activist reveals what is in our food, bringing awareness that perhaps nutrition in foods have been forgotten.
Is nutrition even a core focus of our life? Or it has since been forgotten. As a food scientist, I don't think nutrition has been forgotten even though we have been heavily processing our foods. Preservation of nutrition value through controlling temperature to minimize degradation, or addition of nutrients that are lost through fortification are just few examples of nutrition preservation.
The role of food scientist isn't just making processed food taste good and to have consumers to crave for it. It goes beyond food technologies, crossing into different areas such as nutrition and food safety.
I felt that nutrition sense are not strong enough in our consumers and the tendency to blame it to the existence of fast foods and processed foods doesn't help improving nutrition habit among consumers. What do you think? Do You Even Care about Nutrition? Or it is simply how food business thrive by taking advantage of not delivering nutritious food to the consumers?