Talk:Food processing

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It would be nice to show some food cook history and benefits. Maybe also reference the raw food diet for a counterpoint. The Rod 21:05, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

No sources and unencyclopedic content[edit]

this article lacks sources and has some unencyclopedic content as well as not having a neutral point of view.

here is one choice example: "As all this is surfacing, more people get to realise it's better to turn away from this and instead get into raw food and macrobiotic diets." - unsigned comment by

I agree and I have made some mods. However, if an article looks wrong its often easier to make the mods yourself. Velela 08:35, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

This article really isn't NPOV. I've changed things in the past but a few people always change it back and never cite the sources. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:39, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Extreme Nuggets[edit]

Under the "Examples" section, they mention "extreme examples" of food processing, such as " preparation of deadly fugu fish, preparing space food for consumption under zero gravity, winemaking, hot dogs, and chicken nuggets." While I acknowledge that hot dogs and chicken nuggets are heavily processed, it's hardly "extreme" in the sense of employing unique or cutting-edge techniques. And what's extreme about winemaking? It's a standard centuries-old process. I realize that this line has been part of the article since mid-2005, so I'll wait a week or two for comments before changing it. -- A. 20:41, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Food additives etc. ==> need merging.[edit]

At WikiProject Food and Drink I've started the thread Food additives etc. ==> need merging. in hopes that some of the pages:

can be merged/eliminated. I hope that that thread will be a central place to discuss this somewhat messy situation. I'll be adding this comment to each of the articles' Talk pages. --Hordaland (talk) 12:00, 6 October 2008 (UTC)


Anyone have a citation for the stuff about human cell growth at the end of the drawbacks section? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:22, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Under 'Benefits' : 'The extremely varied modern diet is only truly possible on a wide scale because of food processing.'; this is only the teat of the iceberg as far as citations go. Godspeed~ Woods Flash (talk) 20:30, 28 June 2015 (UTC) EDIT: changed from minor edit, after reviewing what a... minor edit... was. Woods Flash (talk) 20:56, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Merge from Food manufacturing[edit]

The Food manufacturing article title suggests it is a topic is separate and distinct from food processing. Then that articles content is all about food processing. Just less than the food processing article. Less information. Less sources. Nothing good comes from two articles about the same topic with different titles. I suggest merging anything useful. Although none of the Food processing article is sourced. Gab4gab (talk) 17:27, 17 April 2016 (UTC) .. oh, I meant to say that none of the Food manufacturing article is sourced.Gab4gab (talk) 23:16, 26 April 2016 (UTC) I agree, merge please.-- (talk) 17:18, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Possible bias[edit]

"Benefits" section relies too strongly on only one source, and there are too many inferences that are made from the author's words. Information should also account for the bias that the original article has towards fast food. Also, fast food is not the only processed food available, so it would be nice to see distinctions. The "History" section is also a little lacking on sources. • Claim of frozen food ‘credited to Clarence Birdseye” has not been given reasonable frame, and opinionated. “ Performance parameters for food processing has not been given reasonable evidence to prove that those are in fact the parameters of food processing success. Entire section of “De-agglomerating batter mixes in food processing” is arbitrary topic that is helpful to understand the topic, but not worth enough to have a whole new section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sangwonlee48 (talkcontribs) 23:04, 24 February 2017 (UTC) Rafaelasabo (talk) 00:53, 18 February 2017 (UTC)