Transparency for Sustainability in the Food Chain
Challenges and Research Needs EFFoST Critical Reviews #2
- Gerhard Schiefer, Center for Food Chain and Network Research, University of Bonn, Germany
- Jivka Deiters, Center for Food Chain and Network Research, University of Bonn, Germany
Transparency in the food sector, especially to consumers, is one of the priority issues on the agenda of consumer policy representatives. Food scandals and deficiencies in consumer communication have drawn increasing demands for food policies that ensure that food is safe and of the quality consumers expect. Further, consumers increasingly expect that food production processes limit negative impacts on the environment and consider social concerns.
Moving toward improved transparency requires action by stakeholders of the food chain but also knowledge on where and how to move. Researchers and professionals working in food sourcing, regulation, safety, and distribution will benefit from this clear overview.
Researchers and professionals working in food sourcing, regulation, safety and distribution
- Published: August 2013
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-417195-4
Table of Contents
Problem Scenario and Vision
Stakeholders for Transparency
Challenges and Experiences
Good Practice Experiences
Enabling Activities and Need for Action