sustainable food Articles

  • The Application of the Industrial Chiller

    The cooling characteristics of industrial water chillers and the application of cooling characteristics of industrial water chillers appears with the rapid development of the modern industrial technology. In order to improve production efficiency, improve product quality and reduce production costs, the requirement of temperature control in production process is becoming more and more strict. ...

  • Researchers are Advancing Science Using Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    There are so many examples of interesting research using Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) technology it is difficult to decide on my favorites; however, I have chosen to highlight the following two papers because these applications for the MPL and MiniMPL address problems that are very important to global health. ...

  • Ecological footprint decomposition analyses: the case of Latvia

    This paper presents results from empirical decomposition analyses of Latvia's national Ecological Footprint in the housing, transport and food consumption sectors. It draws attention to growth, structural and intensity effects causing changes in the ecological footprint and presents the strategies to be employed by policy makers to overcome these effects.Keywords: decomposition analyses, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Consumers' perceptions of sustainably produced food: a focus group study

    The purpose of this study is to provide information on consumers' perceptions of sustainably produced food products and the main product attributes that influence consumers' buying behaviour in the case of organic, Fair Trade and locally produced food. The paper draws on data from four focus groups. The results provide empirical insight into the motivating as well as the restricting factors that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Arla Foods - Case Study

    Corporate Carbon Footprint This Case Study helped Arla Foods to present itself as a sustainable and environmentally aware company. Recognising the potentially important impact of climate change on its business, as well as its wider social responsibility to effectively manage its GHG emissions, Arla Foods has commissioned thinkstep to carry out a corporate carbon footprint analysis of its ...


    By thinkstep

  • Market structure and enterprise competitiveness: strategic choices facing China's organic food industry

    This paper presents an analysis of the current situation of the Chinese organic food industry and a discussion of options for the future in terms of market structure, reorganisation and marketing strategy. A brief comparison with the organic food industry in the UK is also provided in order to highlight the extent and nature of the problems that the industry in China is facing – many of which are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food security: its components and challenges

    Food security relates directly to nutrition and health. Typically food security is thought of as being related to availability and access of foodstuffs. Yet, the threat to food security also lies with urbanisation, income disparity, overpopulation, ecosystem degradation, animal health, and food wholesomeness. Food wholesomeness is also an important aspect of nutrition. Wholesomeness is monitored ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy-based comparison of two Greek industries

    In this work, the potential of the increase in exergy and energy efficiency of the Greek construction and Food, Drink and Tobacco (FDT) industries has been examined using energy and exergy analysis methodology. These two industries play a vital role towards sustainable development of the country. The continuous increase in energy use in these two industries during the years 1971?2000 shows that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Local food systems from a sustainability perspective: experiences from Sweden

    The concept of globalisation has wrought changes during the last decades. One of the responses to this globalisation has been a renewed emphasis on local food systems. This article is an exploratory piece to ascertain the advantages and disadvantages of local food systems from a sustainability perspective. A literature review was conducted and findings from this were tested on two case studies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability in the grocery marketplace

    Examples – Trends – Best Practices How can METTLER TOLEDO weighing technology contribute to greater sustainability? Where does food retail currently stand in relation to sustainability? This white paper sets out to provide you with a general overview. Chapter 2 contains numerous examples of food retailers’ sustainability initiatives, illustrates trends and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Water grabbing fact sheet for World Water Week

    Ground and surface waters are under increasing stress around the world. The goal to ensure sustainable food and water security is being put further at risk from large-scale land acquisitions targeting lands with water for irrigation. In parts of Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, powerful interests are acquiring lands either with associated water resources or with the promise of water ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Green targets: people who buy organic food - a customer acquisition challenge

    The key issue in this paper is customer acquisition for organisations that sell organic food or promote the purchase of organic food. Who should these organisations target for more cost–effective marketing acquisition campaigns? The analysis focuses on who tries to buy organic food regularly, and the type of consumers who do not do so. The paper is based on a secondary analysis of The Millennial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pasfrost - Case Study

    Frozen food production: closed loop installation reduces water consumption by 50% Pasfrost is a Belgian food processing company and supplier of frozen vegetables that wanted to reduce its use of groundwater by 50%. Local groundwater levels were dropping and the quality of water was deteriorating, so an alternative, sustainable solution was needed. Paques designed and ...


    By Paques Technology B.V.

  • Microencapsulation of Flavors and Fragrances by Spray Drying

    Recently, encapsulation of active ingredients in powder has gained much attraction. This technology could enable novel formulations for products in many fields, such as pharma, biology, food and cosmetics. The main purpose of encapsulation is to protect the sensitive compound in a solid matrix against the damage of the surrounding environment during the shelf life. Encapsulation has also been ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Transitioning to sustainable sanitation through transdisciplinary inquiry - A case study of trialling urine diversion in urban Sydney, Australia.

    Availability of phosphorus underpins global food security and, with rapidly declining resources of mineral phosphate deposits, there is a critical need to identify alternative sources of phosphorus for global food production. Urine is a potential source of phosphorus, yet to capture, value, and reuse urine requires a transformation in how we think about sewage in multiple dimensions - the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Challenge Is Everywhere Worldwide!

    We are confident that sustainable sanitation solutions will have a positive domino effect on the environment, health, water, energy, women, agriculture, food security, quality society, well being and stability through the engagement of social business partners, CSR companies, non profit organizations, United Nation, development programs and banks, plus many others, in the process. A long-term ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hybridisation between technology and biology in design for sustainability

    This work illustrates the development of a method for bio-inspired design, based on the integration of inspiration from biology with a sound awareness of the exigencies in terms of sustainability. The objective of this method would be to facilitate the development and partition into tasks of the design process and constitute an univocal and common reference for the integration and collaboration ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wastewater reuse potential in Pakistan: guidelines for environment and public health protection

    Pakistan is on the 'absolute water scarcity' list consisting of 17 countries which will not have enough water to maintain the present levels of per capita food production. Vital importance of water for sustaining life and promoting development, appropriate technological solutions to augment water resources. Raw wastewater is being used for agriculture irrigation purposes in Pakistan, which may ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental analysis of beer production

    The concept of sustainable development is focused on the improvement of the quality of life, avoiding the unbalanced utilisation of natural resources. Several concepts have recently been developed to evaluate the use of resources and the environmental management from an individual to a global scope. One of them, Life Cycle Assessment, has been considered for the environmental analysis of a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utilisation of municipal solid waste as an amendment for reclamation of coal mine spoil dump

    Mine spoil dumps generated due to mining activities pose drastic physico-chemical and biological constraints for sustainable vegetation. Thus an eco-friendly and cost-effective Microbe Assisted Phytoremediation (MAP) is adopted for reclamation of coalmine spoil dumps. The results indicate that MAP is also an excellent tool for fast restoration and productivity of wastelands, 95?99% plants ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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