The book then goes on to present projects from around the world that are aimed at finding practical and efficient solutions to food waste. Particular emphasis is placed on Last Minute Market.
Author: Andrea Segrè
This easy to read manual on food overproduction and overconsumption highlights alarming global data and discusses food waste and its relationship with the need for a more ethical and ecological society.
Author: Alessandra PelleritoPublish On: 2019-08-20
... Peter W, Hollins O (2010) Waste arisings in the supply of food and drink to
households in the UK. Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP),
Banbury Segrè A, Gaiani S (2012) Transforming food waste into a resource.
Royal Society ...
Author: Alessandra Pellerito
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book presents the concept of food sharing from a European perspective, and provides a concise analysis of its safety implications and the chemical properties of recovered foods. In our modern world, 33% of the total food produced is lost each year, with serious economic, environmental and social consequences. Food worth approximately 1 trillion USD is wasted per year, and it is estimated that this wasted food could feed more than 3.4 billion people. Considering that 1/10 of the global population still does not have enough money for basic needs, and in view of the impact of consumer behaviour, food retailers and industry in food waste, food sharing appears to be an attractive solution, and several communities have recently been created with the main goal of saving food and giving it to those in need. Despite the positive impact of food sharing, it also raises concerns since recovered foods are subject to spoilage, decay and irreversible chemical-physical transformations. In this book, the authors explore the current situation and the regulatory definition of food sharing in various European countries, presenting the German experience in the city of Magdeburg, where food-sharing networks have been implemented. They also discuss the chemical and safety evaluations of durable foods, and provide a simulation of food waste by comparing a food product with the same food produced with re-worked and still edible raw materials (recovered foods).
HTC is an affordable technique for transforming food waste into beneficial
products, amongst the various thermochemical technologies. However, to review
the technical practicality of using HTC for large-scale operations, a thorough ...
Author: Rajesh Banu
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Political Science
Food Waste to Valuable Resources: Applications and Management compiles current information pertaining to food waste, placing particular emphasis on the themes of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis. Following its introduction, this book explores new valuable resource technologies, the bioeconomy, the technoeconomical evaluation of food-waste-based biorefineries, and the policies and regulations related to a food-waste-based economy. It is an ideal reference for researchers and industry professionals working in the areas of food waste valorization, food science and technology, food producers, policymakers and NGOs, environmental technologists, environmental engineers, and students studying environmental engineering, food science, and more. Presents recent advances, trends and challenges related to food waste valorization Contains invaluable knowledge on of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis Highlights modern advances and applications of food waste bioresources in various products’ recovery
Author: Leire Escajedo San-EpifanioPublish On: 2015-10-27
The state of the world ́s land and water resources for food and agriculture.
Managing systems at risk. Food and ... The state of food insecurity in the world
2015. Food and Agriculture ... Segrè, A., Gaiani, S. (2011). Transforming Food Waste into ...
Author: Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Category: Technology & Engineering
Different factors have contributed to what is known as the Contemporary Food Paradox. To express this more graphically, let us say that more than a third of the food in the world is wasted while almost 800 million people suffer extreme malnutrition. Now the Millennium Goals' deadline expired, we must set the targets for the Sustainable Development Goals for the next decades. Many national and international organizations point out the imperative need to give an adequate reply to this paradox. Food waste has important economic and environmental implications and, in addition, there is an undeniable ethical and social justice aspect. Beyond the figures of hunger and malnutrition, mothers, the unweaned, and small children die prematurely and young people experience a deficient physical and mental development. All these people, members of our human family, oblige us to recognize their inherent dignity as human beings and their equal and inalienable rights. In this work, academics from fifteen countries and different disciplines discuss proposals and strategies in order to respond to the desire for a world without waste or food poverty.
Author: Management Association, Information ResourcesPublish On: 2020-09-17
Management Association, Information Resources. Parfitt, J., Barthel, M., &
Macnaughton, S. (2010). Food waste within food supply chains: Quantification
and potential for change to 2050. Phil. Trans. ... Transforming Food Waste into Resource.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Technology & Engineering
The world population is expected to increase exponentially within the next decade, which means that the food demand will increase and so will waste production. The increasing demand for food as well as changes in consumption habits have led to the greater availability and variety of food with a longer shelf life. However, there is a need for effective food waste management and food preservation as wasted food leads to overutilization of water and fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the degradation of food. The Research Anthology on Food Waste Reduction and Alternative Diets for Food and Nutrition Security explores methods for reducing waste and cutting food loss in order to help the environment and support local communities as well as solve issues including that of land space. It also provides vital research on the development of plant-based foods, meat-alternative diets, and nutritional outcomes. Highlighting a range of topics such as agricultural production, food supply chains, and sustainable diets, this publication is an ideal reference source for policymakers, sustainable developers, politicians, ecologists, environmentalists, corporate executives, farmers, and academicians seeking current research on food and nutrition security.
Awareness about the value of food waste needs to be taught to the general
public who still insist on throwing the food waste to garbage rather than
composting or turning it into useful resources. This must be done with the help of
civil society ...
Author: Thallada Bhaskar
Category: Technology & Engineering
Waste Biorefinery: Value Addition through Resources Utilization provides scientific and technical information surrounding the most advanced and innovative processing technologies used for the conversion of biogenic waste to biofuels, energy products and biochemicals. The book covers recent developments and achievements in the field of biochemical, thermo-chemical and hybrid methods and the necessities and potentials generated by different kinds of residual streams, including biomass in presumably more decentralized biorefineries. An assortment of case-studies from developing and developed countries illustrate the topics presented, covering energy, chemicals, fuels, food for animal recovery from different waste matrices, and more. Finally, the advantages and limitations of different technologies are discussed, considering local energy demand, government policies, environmental impacts and education in bioenergy. This book will serve as an excellent resource for science graduates, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, biotechnologists and industrial experts in these areas. Provides information on the most advanced and innovative processes for biomass conversion Covers information on biochemical and thermochemical processes and product developments surrounding the principles of biorefining Presents information on the integration of processes and technologies for the production of biofuels, energy products and biochemicals
Household or neighborhood com - posting is a key solution to our perennial
garbage woes , transforming food scraps ... in minimizing the environmental
impact of resource extraction , in saving energy and in creating local businesses
and jobs ...
Organic waste management presents challenges and opportunities alike for community-based economic development.
Author: Daniel Colin Keeney
Organic waste management presents challenges and opportunities alike for community-based economic development. Waste-to-compost transformation can be socially and economically successful by employing ecological design principles, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and values-based supply chains (VCs). An analysis of commercial buyers' preferences for compost will inform approaches to forming effective partnerships of public, private and nonprofit stakeholders to develop a market for local waste resource products. The thesis summarizes the results of a consumer preferences survey of current and prospective bulk compost purchasers and discusses strategies for implementing new organic waste management policies that will strengthen a local market for compost, build social capital and share economic value. A conjoint analysis of bulk compost preferences in Vermont was conducted to identify the market's preference for quality-based attributes of bulk compost. The data was taken from a survey administered by mail to Vermont business professionals in various fields that use--or could potentially use--compost products in providing goods or services. In addition to price (81 percent of the relative importance buyers place on an attribute), local provenance (8 percent) and suitability for organic production (7.6 percent) were demonstrated as statistically significant determinants of the value buyers placed on compost. Willingness to pay for local provenance and suitability for organic production were measured at 15% and 14% above the baseline product price, respectively. Current and prospective compost producers can effectively market their products and retain a competitive edge in the marketplace by collaborating with other businesses. A viable market for Vermont compost could be achieved through cultivation of niche specialties, stable institutional buyers, more stringent regulation of food waste and nutrient management behavior, and a collaborative effort to construct a product narrative that emphasizes compost's role in a larger social-ecological system of nutrient management and sustainable agriculture.
Various programs involve recovery and utilization of potential resources in solid wastes . ... support research in the development of methods for converting citric -
processing - plant waste to citric acid , transforming food - production wastes into
Creating the Earth Charter : A Lesson in Global Democracy In itself , the Earth
Charter embodies two of the good ... including designing and building a
composting system , transforming cafeteria food waste into nitrogen - rich
compost , and ...
WASTE - AS - A - RESOURCE WHAT IS WORM COMPOSTING ? The
vermiculture and recycling programs at Laytonville Middle School save the
school money while reducing its impact on the Worm composting , also called
vermiculture , is a method of transforming food wastes into rich , organic fertilizer
using redworms ( Eisenia fetida ) . ... The town of Laytonville , in rural northern
California , has few municipal services and all utility costs Food WASTE IN
WORM CASTINGS ...
Author: Nigerian Rural Sociological Association. CongressPublish On: 2005
Also, the abundance of organic manure in cities obviously, has not encouraged
widespread organic farming in the villages and cities: hence, the common use of wastes as landfills. In the process, valuable resources are lost. In as much as the
Author: Nigerian Rural Sociological Association. Congress
Food , health and industrial productivity are national problems . Possible
solutions include the use and management of natural resources through
biotechnology . The possibilities for producing food by transforming agricultural wastes into ...
It will run out of resources and asphyxiate itself in a landscape of slag heaps and
toxic dumps . If businesses were able to turn waste into food , they could sharply
reduce both pollution and the need for raw materials ... It would virtually eliminate
irreversible flows of virgin materials into pollutants , transforming them into flows ...
Author: Sim Van der Ryn
Ecological Design is a landmark volume that helped usher in an exciting new era in green design and sustainability planning. This 10th anniversary edition makes the work available to a new generation of practitioners and thinkers concerned with moving our society onto a more sustainable path.
CONCLUSIONS These estimates , though very incomplete , suggest that the
biota other than bacteria in the du Pont oxidation ponds plays a significant role in
reducing the organic load and transforming the wastes into a form usable by ...
The goal of organic agriculture is to create a closed system in which a farmer
attempts to reduce materials coming into the farm ecosystem by converting waste into resources . Today our market - driven economic system has reduced all ...
Glossary of solid waste management * Prepared by and reprinted with
permission of the National Center for Resource ... In general , these are organic in nature : paper , plastics , wood and food wastes . ... Conversion : A resource
recovery method mainly indicating the process of transforming waste materials into other ...
Together , these simultaneously provide food , Incomes , and reduce the solid waste stream by transforming wastes into resources . Pants for men and women ,
designed with a difference . In natural fibers , and styles for work and for play .
... rich organic humus . In recent years this same process has received increasing
attention as a method for transforming municipal , agricultural , and landscaping
use . ... Composting of both municipal and industrial organic wastes offers
several advantages over other disposal methods : 1 . It converts a waste into a
valuable resource material that can be marketed and used in a variety of
applications . 2 .