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Saving Food Production, Supply Chain, Food Waste and Food Consumption

By: Charis M Galanakis(Author)
Publisher: Academic Press
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Saving Food: Production, Supply Chain, Food Waste and Food Consumption presents the latest developments on food loss and waste. Emphasis is placed on global issues, the environmental impacts of food consumption and wasted food, wasted nutrients, raising awareness via collaborative networks and actions, the effect of food governance and policy in food losses, promotion of sustainable food consumption, food redistribution, optimizing agricultural practices, the concept of zero waste, food security and sustainable land management, optimizing food supply and cold chains, food safety in supply chain management, non-thermal food processing/preservation technologies, food waste prevention/reduction, food waste valorization and recovery.

Intended to be a guide for all segments of the food industry aiming to adapt or further develop zero waste strategies, Saving Food analyzes the problem of food waste from every angle and provides critical information on how to minimize waste.


1. Introduction in global food losses and food waste
      Gang Liu and Li Xue
2. Food security and sustainable land management to save food
      Tiziano Gomiero
3. Optimizing agricultural practices
      Aditya Parmar
4. Food preservation technologies
      Semih Otles
5. Non-thermal food processing/preservation technologies
      Elisabete Alexandre, Jorge Manuel Alexandre Saraiva, Carlos Pinto, Sílvia A. Moreira and Manuela Pintado
6. Innovative packaging that saves food
      Vilasia Guimarães Martins
7. Optimized cold chain to save food
      Samuel Mercier
8. Optimized food supply chains to reduce food losses
      Stella Despoudi
9. Reducing food losses in supply chain through value stream mapping: a case study in the dairy sector
      Joshua Wesana, Xavier Gellynck, Manoj Dora, Darian Pearce, Hans DeSteur
10. Food waste valorisation
      Lara Manzocco and Stella Plazzotta
11. Food consumption and wasted food
      Serenella Sala
12. Suboptimal food? Food waste at the consumer-retailer interface
      Jessica Aschemann-Witzel, Ilona E. de Hooge, Valérie L. Almli
13. The concept of zero waste
      Christine Costello

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Dr. Charis Galanakis is an interdisciplinary scientist with experience in food and environmental science and technology, innovation and sustainability, industry and academia. He has established the "Food Waste Recovery" term and discipline with an ultimate goal to inspire related professionals to extract high added-value compounds from wasted by-products in all stages of food production (from agriculture to the consumer) and re-utilize them in the food chain. He is the R&I director of Galanakis Laboratories (Chania, Greece) and coordinator of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association (Vienna, Austria), whereas he serves as an expert evaluator/monitor of international and regional funded programs and proposals (Horizon 2020 etc). He is an editorial board member and subject editor of Food and Bioproducts Processing and Food Research International. He has published numerous research articles, reviews, monographs, book chapters, conference proceedings and edited books.

By: Charis M Galanakis(Author)
Publisher: Academic Press
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