Course requirements, motivation for undertaking this course of study.
Historical overview of the interface of food and government.
Core concepts in toxicology that form the basis of further study.
A review and update on the science and regulation of food-use pesticides.
"Solely the dose determines that a thing is not a poison" -Paracelsus.
Where chemistry meets biology.
Pathway analysis of intoxication.
The guys in the white hats fight back.
Neurotoxic, nephrotoxic, hepatotoxic...
Toxic reactions with the molecules of life.
The basics of food allergens and their effects.
Hazard estimation in exposure scenarios.
The processes involved for the risk analysis and regulation of additives.
A highlight of selected food additives with more frequent problems.
A briefing on the science and issues of GMO food.
Background on the processes, promises, and toxicological concerns.
The biochemical warfare of nature.
A review of the major classes of food mold and the related toxins.
Exploring the linkage between human foodborne toxicosis and foods.
Bacterial endotoxins, exotoxins, and food.
Veterinary medicine, food production, risks and benefits.
Heat, enzymes, oxidation and food toxicology.
A review of dioxin-like compounds and their toxicological concern.
Heavy metal(oid)s and food.
Environmental mercury, methyl-mercury and human toxicity.
A look to the challenges beyond.