sustainable food Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Local food production in home gardens: measuring on-site sustainability potential of residential development

    Local food production is an integrated pathway to achieving a sustainable food future, appropriate urban ecosystem maintenance and meaningful environmental impact reduction. Current urban food production policies have demonstrated the sustainability importance of growing food locally. This paper analyses local vegetable productivities associated with available productive land areas as home ...


    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

  • Preferences, needs and sustainability

    Increasing evidence suggests that sustainable development will require not only improvements on the production side, but also reductions in demand (Duchin and Lange, 1994). Yet resistance to the questioning of consumption patterns is substantial. This has, at least in part, to do with the way in which consumer behaviour is viewed in mainline economic theory, where consumption decisions are based ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • Designing sustainability that sells

    Consumers are beginning to express their desire for more sustainable products. But by and large, green products are not making themselves easy to love. Lance Hosey, who keynoted at the recent Sustainable Brands conference, believes there's still ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • Local food and the UK`s leading food retailers: rhetoric and reality

    Within the UK, the market for local food seems to be growing rapidly. This paper explores how the UK's leading food retailers are responding to the growing demand for local food and offers some reflections on their responses. The paper begins with a discussion of the various definitions of what constitutes local food and the empirical information for the paper is drawn from the corporate websites ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2010 Filtrexx Sustainability Report

    There is a romantic longing to return to nature, to go green. But rare are the opportunities to do so without sacrificing efficiency, economy or other measures of performance. Our relationship to the land is ironic in this sense; we profit from plundering it but are depleted by its depletion, because renewal is not something we can bestow on our inanimate creations.  The ...


    By Filtrexx International, LLC

  • Stakeholder perceptions of alternative food entrepreneurs

    This paper focuses on rural entrepreneurs' perceptions of their stakeholders with respect to their influence towards the economic success of farms and environmental issues, as well as their trustworthiness. There is special emphasis on the comparison of perceptions between suppliers of alternative food supply chains and suppliers of conventional supply chains. Survey research, with a final sample ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An Islamic perspective on food security management

    Islamic regulation has a balanced management approach to food management and towards attaining sustainable food security. This approach includes many social, spiritual, resource supply, security, and institutionally-related perspectives. If harmonization between Allah's1 orders and Moslem behavior was maintained, either within or outside an Islamic state, food security would already be happening, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Community viability and well-being in northernmost Europe: social change and cultural encounters, sustainable development and food security in Finland's North

    Northernmost Europe is characterised by diversity. Relations between indigenous (minority) and immigrant(majority) populations concern territorial claims, resource utilisation and human rights. Indigenous Sami feel encapsulated in centralised states. Norwegians, Swedes, Finns and Russians, historic immigrants, represent these states. The collapse of the Soviet Union effected cross-border ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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