Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128119358, 9780128119617

Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry

1st Edition

Improving Production and Processing

Editors: Charis Galanakis
eBook ISBN: 9780128119617
Paperback ISBN: 9780128119358
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd January 2018
Page Count: 442
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Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry: Improving Production and Processing addresses the principle that food supply needs of the present must be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Responding to sustainability goals requires maximum utilization of all raw materials produced and integration of activities throughout all production-to-consumption stages. This book covers production stage activities to reduce postharvest losses and increase use of by-products streams (waste), food manufacturing and beyond, presenting insights to ensure energy, water and other resources are used efficiently and environmental impacts are minimized.

The book presents the latest research and advancements in efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly food production and ways they can be implemented within the food industry. Filling the knowledge gap between understanding and applying these advancements, this team of expert authors from around the globe offer both academic and industry perspectives and a real-world view of the challenges and potential solutions that exist for feeding the world in the future. The book will guide industry professionals and researchers in ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of food systems.

Key Features

  • Addresses why food waste recovery improves sustainability of food systems, how these issues can be adapted by the food industry, and the role of policy making in ensuring sustainable food production
  • Describes in detail the latest understanding of food processing, food production and waste reduction issues
  • Includes emerging topics, such as sustainable organic food production and computer aided process engineering
  • Analyzes the potential and sustainability of already commercialized processes and products


Researchers; specialists; agriculturalists; professionals and strategy developers working in the agro-food industry from farm to fork, chemical engineers. University libraries and Institutes as a textbook and/or ancillary reading in graduates and post-graduate level multi-discipline courses dealing with sustainable food systems, agricultural and environmental science, food processing, or bioresource valorization

Table of Contents

Part A: Sustainable Food Production
1. Introduction to Sustainable Food Production
Renan Oliveira Zocca, Pedro Dinis Gaspar, Pedro Dinho da Silva, José Nunes, Luís Pinto de Andrade
2. Elucidating Local Food Production to Identify Principles and Challenges for Sustainable Agriculture
Oren Shelef, Jesús D Fernández-Bayo, Yonatan Sher, Valeria Ancona, Heather Slinn, Yigal Achmon
3. Role of Earthworm in Sustainable Agriculture
Jaswinder Singh
4. Evaluating the Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability of Agro-Food Systems Through Life Cycle Approaches
Giovanni Gulisano, Alfio Strano, Anna Irene De Luca, Giacomo Falcone, Nathalie Iofrida, Teodora Stillitano
5. Systems for Sustainability and Transparency of Food Supply Chains
Louise Manning

Part B: Sustainable Food Processing
6. Energy saving food processing
Shahin Roohinejad, Oleksii Parniakov, Nooshin Nikmaram, Ralf Greiner, Mohamed Koubaa
7. Drying and chilling/freezing of perishable foods in the organic sector
Gardis J. E. von Gersdorff, Michael Bantle, Oliver Hensel, Barbara Sturm
8. Sustainable Packaging
Valentina Siracusa, Marco Dalla Rosab
9. Sustainable Sanitation in the Food Industry
Maricica Stoica
10. Microbial Biosurfactants in Food Sanitation
Deepansh Sharma, Esha Gupta, Joginder Singh, Pratibha Vyas, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal 

Part C: Sustainable Food Waste Management
11. Food Waste Valorisation
Semih Otles, Canan Kartal
12. Food Waste Recovery: Prospects and Opportunities
Charis M. Galanakis


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About the Editor

Charis Galanakis

Dr. 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). He serves as an editorial board member and subject editor of Food and Bioproducts Processing and Food Research International, where he has published many research articles, reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, and edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research and Innovation Director, Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece

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