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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

    Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full socio-economic benefits. The U.N. General Assembly on 26 ...

  • Risk assessment and regulation of bioengineered food products

    Europe is the epicentre of what has been described as an all out war over the acceptance of genetically engineered foods. Controversy over health effects has centred around simple and complex models of transgenic modifications. Proponents of the simple models emphasise familiarity with the host plant and the well-characterisation of the transgene. Advocates of the complex models consider the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Warming Causing Dwindling Food Supplies

    The growth of plants but in excessive amounts they end up bringing destruction. Man-made warming will actually cause a reduction in the amount of food produced compared to if there was no global warming. The last time a similar report was given it said that it was too soon to begin speculating on what effect global warming would have on food production. That was in 2007 but since then more ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Addressing sustainability: a strategy development framework

    Some pundits have gone as far as to suggest that sustainability represents a shift equal in magnitude to the industrial revolution. While perhaps an audacious claim, sustainability nonetheless is capturing the attention of business firms, governments and consumers. Consumers, for example, place the highest burden on business to address sustainability. Surprisingly, however, many executives appear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gender and sustainable consumption: policy implications

    This research finds that women are more likely than men to consume sustainably based on a case study of Swedish families. Sustainable consumption includes activities such as buying green and fair trade products, reducing travel, eating organic foods, and recycling. According to this research, women express more interest in sustainable living and spend more time seeking information on sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Establishing a space sector for sustainable development in Kenya

    To expeditiously address fundamental national development needs e.g., health, education, food security and natural resource management; Kenya needs to invoke space-based technologies. A vibrant domestic space sector further spawns a plethora of other space-related opportunities – congruous with the government's long-term planning strategy; Kenya Vision 2030. We specifically analyse Kenya's ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Between field and table: environmental implications of local food distribution

    Local food has been championed as a sustainable alternative to the industrial food system for many reasons, including a perceived environmental benefit through an expected decrease in the energy needed for transport from farm to market. The environmental benefit of local food, however, has been clouded by questions surrounding the energy footprint of small–scale distribution methods that do ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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