The total market for processed food and agricultural products is estimated at about $5 trillion dollars, and this vital industry faces a great many internal and external challenges.
– Food-borne pathogens and other quality control issues have led to extensive recalls of food products, and resulted in many thousands of deaths annually.
– Counterfeiters have substituted horse meat for beef, and routinely disguise the country of origin of other food ingredients.
– Climate change and water scarcity are threatening the security of the world s food supply.
These and other issues are of enormous concern to the food industry, the regulatory agencies that have oversight over food and international commerce, and the general public.
Increasingly, the use of analytical instrumentation is being considered a critical ingredient for addressing these, and many other issues, relating to food, beverages, and agriculture.
Many different technologies can be applied to the analysis of food, and the total market for this instrumentation will exceed $10 billion by 2020. This report provides information on the market for more than eighty specific technologies, the underlying trends driving growth, competitive information on vendor share and strategic positioning of vendors, and a characterization of the overall state of the global food industry.
This report provides nearly 350 pages of market research and data of utility to any company with an involvement in the analysis of food.