Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry: Improving Production and Processing addresses the principle that food supply needs of the present must be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Responding to sustainability goals requires maximum utilization of all raw materials produced and integration of activities throughout all production-to-consumption stages. This book covers production stage activities to reduce postharvest losses and increase use of by-products streams (waste), food manufacturing and beyond, presenting insights to ensure energy, water and other resources are used efficiently and environmental impacts are minimized.
The book presents the latest research and advancements in efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly food production and ways they can be implemented within the food industry. Filling the knowledge gap between understanding and applying these advancements, this team of expert authors from around the globe offer both academic and industry perspectives and a real-world view of the challenges and potential solutions that exist for feeding the world in the future. The book will guide industry professionals and researchers in ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of food systems.
- Addresses why food waste recovery improves sustainability of food systems, how these issues can be adapted by the food industry, and the role of policy making in ensuring sustainable food production
- Describes in detail the latest understanding of food processing, food production and waste reduction issues
- Includes emerging topics, such as sustainable organic food production and computer aided process engineering
- Analyzes the potential and sustainability of already commercialized processes and products
Chapter 1 Introduction to Sustainable Food Production
Renan O. Zocca, Pedro D. Gaspar, Pedro D. da Silva, Jose Nunes, and Luis P. de Andrade
Chapter 2 Elucidating Local Food Production to Identify the Principles and Challenges of Sustainable
Oren Shelef, Jesu´s D. Ferna´ndez-Bayo, Yonatan Sher, Valeria Ancona, Heather Slinn, and Yigal Achmon
Chapter 3 Role of Earthworm in Sustainable Agriculture
Chapter 4 Evaluating the Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability of Agro-Food Systems
Through Life Cycle Approaches
Giovanni Gulisano, Alfio Strano, Anna I. De Luca, Giacomo Falcone, Nathalie Iofrida, and Teodora Stillitano
Chapter 5 Systems for Sustainability and Transparency of Food Supply Chains
Part B SUSTAINABLE FOOD PROCESSING
Chapter 6 Energy Saving Food Processing
Shahin Roohinejad, Oleksii Parniakov, Nooshin Nikmaram, Ralf Greiner, and Mohamed Koubaa
Chapter 7 Drying and Chilling/Freezing of Perishable Foods in the Organic Sector
Gardis J.E. von Gersdorff, Michael Bantle, Oliver Hensel, and Barbara Sturm
Chapter 8 Sustainable Packaging
Valentina Siracusa and Marco D. Rosa
Chapter 9 Sustainable Sanitation in the Food Industry
Chapter 10 Microbial Biosurfactants in Food Sanitation
Deepansh Sharma, Esha Gupta, Joginder Singh, Pratibha Vyas, and Daljeet Singh Dhanjal
Part C SUSTAINABLE FOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT
Chapter 11 Food Waste Valorization
Semih Otles and Canan Kartal
Chapter 12 Food Waste Recovery: Prospects and Opportunities
Charis M. Galanakis
Dr. Galanakis is a dynamic and interdisciplinary scientist with a fast-expanding work that balances between food and environment, industry and academia. His research targets mainly the separation and recovery of functional macro- and micro-molecules from different food by-products, as well as their implementation as additives in food and other products. He is the research & innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories (Chania, Greece) and the coordinator of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association (Vienna, Austria). He serves as an editorial board member and subject editor of Food and Bioproducts Processing and Food Research International, whereas he has published dozens research articles, reviews, monographs and conference proceedings. He has edited 4 books entitled "Food Waste Recovery" (Academic Press, 2015), "Innovation Strategies in the Food Industry" (Academic Press, 2016), "Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components (Academic Press, 2017) and "Olive Mill Waste (Academic Press, 2017).
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