sustainable food Articles

  • Food security and sustainability policy in Asia

    Generally, food policy is required to play an important role in the following aspects for society, i.e., to ensure food security, to cope with structural changes in food consumption and to realise sustainable development. However, the issues of food security and sustainability have different meanings when they are considered at the global, regional, national and local levels. Research on food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable food production: Facts and Figures

    Farming must feed more people more sustainably. Zareen Bharucha looks at scientific approaches past and present. Advances in agricultural science and technology (S&T) have contributed to remarkable increases in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Creating a sustainable food future, installment two: Reducing food loss and waste

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 32 percent of all food produced in the world was lost or wasted in 2009. This estimate is based on weight. When converted into calories, global food loss and waste amounts to approximately 24 percent of all food produced. Essentially, one out of every four food calories intended for people is not ultimately consumed ...

  • Transdisciplinary research for a sustainable agriculture and food sector

    Research in agriculture has strongly focused on discipline-oriented, natural science-based approaches to increasing production with success measured by short-term, neoclassical economic evaluation. This strategy has contributed to impressive increases in food production over the last half century. Growing concerns include environmental impacts, changes in rural communities, and distribution of ...

  • Towards sustainable food and farming systems in industrialised countries

    Economic systems at all levels rely for their success on the value of services flowing from the stock of total assets which comprise five types of capital: natural, social, human, physical and financial. Sustainable systems accumulate stocks of these five assets, so increasing the capital base over time. But unsustainable systems deplete or run down capital, spending assets as if they were income ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agro-food trade sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe

    The article applies recent methodological developments in international trade to evaluate agro-food trade sustainability in selected Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries with the European Union and their implications for sustainable agro-food sectors and rural development. Trade in bulk primary raw agricultural and wood commodities is found to perform the best and consumer-ready foods the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable wastewater treatment chemicals in a food processing plant

    A food ingredients manufacturer was using an inorganic aluminium metal salt with pH correction to treat their effluent. This chemical regime refused to give them any real control over their effluent characterisation. Their effluent plant required constant monitoring and adjustment. The inability to control the characterisation of the effluent exiting the site meant non-compliance to the ...


    By Atana Limited

  • Systems frame for multidisciplinary study on sustainability of localising food

    The local, as opposed to global, food system refers to the idea of achieving food equitability, access, security, responsibility and environmental stewardship by means of localising food. We studied the effects and learning challenges of localising the food system at municipal and provincial scales in a Finnish case. In our multidisciplinary project, we developed a conceptual system model to ...


    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

  • Discursive transformations within the food system towards sustainability: climate change and dairy

    Transformation towards more sustainable food systems, including combating climate change, has been a persistent political goal. As dairy is responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions its substitution by plant–based milk products becomes an ecologically grounded but economically and culturally challenging vision. This paper looks into the imaginative transformation of the food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact of panela food-processing industry: sustainable agriculture and local agri-food production systems

    Environmental valuation "multi-stakeholder" processes, as advocated by ecological economics, often have a strong local character. Critical Natural Capital cannot be defined without referring to a given geographical scale, very often local in terms of the definition of the environmental resource at stake and the relevant stakeholders involved in the evaluation and decision process. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impacts of Novel Protein Foods on Sustainable Food Production and Consumption: Lifestyle Change and Environmental Policy

    We analyse the impacts of a change in consumers’ preference for Novel Protein Foods (NPFs), i.e. a lifestyle change with respect to meat consumption, and the impacts of environmental policies e.g. tradable emission permits for greenhouse gases (GHGs) or an EU ammonia (NH3) emission bound per hectare. For our analysis we use a global applied general equilibrium (AGE) model that includes consumers’ ...


    By Springer

  • Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non‐Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production:Castor

    Castor is an important non-edible oilseed crop of the family Euphorbiaceae with great utilitarian value in industry, agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors. The presence of hydroxyl group and double bonds in ricinoleic acid imparts unique chemical and physical properties for castor oil which makes castor oil a vital industrial raw material and stabilizes the oil against oxidation. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Creating a sustainable food future, installment one: The great balancing act

    How can the world feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? This is one of the paramount questions the world faces over the next four decades. Answering it requires a “great balancing act” of three needs—each of which must be met simultaneously. First, the world needs to close the gap ...

  • Creating a sustainable food future, installment three: Achieving replacement level fertility

    The world’s population will rise from just over 7 billion in 2012 to nearly 9.6 billion by 2050. Most of the world’s regions have already achieved or are close to achieving replacement level fertility. “Replacement level fertility” is the total fertility rate—the average number of children born per woman—at which a population exactly replaces itself from one ...

  • 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

  • Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production: Smarouba

    The Simarouba biodiesel meets all the three criteria any environmentally sustainable fuel must meet. These are social, technical and commercial The seeds from the Simarouba glauca tree contain in excess of 60% oil. The main use of the oil will be as bio fuel and for the production of biodiesel. This oil can also be used for cooking and soap production. Once the oil has been ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Case study - Arla Foods

    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 PE INTERNATIONAL to carry out a ...


    By thinkstep

  • Food safety - in everyone’s interests

    In the UK today, there had never been such intense scrutiny of the food we eat, where it came from, how it got there, how it was packaged, prepared, cooked and presented. Everyone wants to know- the whole supply chain, the press, and especially the consumer. Concerns for food safety, and increasingly food security, have resulted in legal action on a scale not previously seen. Recent headlines ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • What’s next for food waste?

    With the target to halve edible food waste by 2020 drawing ever closer, a growing number of food manufacturers and retailers are improving their waste prevention strategies. But when ‘waste’ is inevitable, what then? Paul Featherstone, group director of SugaRich, investigates the extent to which such organisations are saying ‘no’ to landfill, before considering what ...


    By SugaRich

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