Food Losses  Sustainable Postharvest and Food Technologies Book

Food Losses Sustainable Postharvest and Food Technologies


  • Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232514

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Food Losses Sustainable Postharvest and Food Technologies Excerpt :

The urgent need for sustainability within the food producing industries and agriculture has turned the interest of research to investigate new non-thermal technologies, nanotechnologies and other practices in postharvest treatment of crops and fruits. Subsequently, there is a need for a new guide covering the latest developments in this particular direction. Food Losses, Sustainable Postharvest and Food Technology provides solutions to postharvest treatment technologies. It explores modern non-thermal technologies, focusing on postharvest losses and quality of fresh-cut products. In addition, it discusses the implications for postharvest technology research, policies and practices. It also focuses on the most recent advances in the field, while it explores the potentiality and sustainability of already commercialized processes and products. Aimed at professionals working in the food industry and agriculture, it could also be utilized as a handbook for anyone dealing with sustainability issues of food production in spite of postharvest treatment. Thoroughly explores modern non-thermal technologies in postharvest treatment Discusses the implications for postharvest technology research, policies and practices Analyzes the potentiality and sustainability of already commercialized processes and products

How Access to Energy Can Influence Food Losses Book

How Access to Energy Can Influence Food Losses


  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2018-07-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251095638

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How Access to Energy Can Influence Food Losses Excerpt :

The report begins by reviewing the evidence to date focussing on the magnitude and geographical distribution of food losses. In the next sections the role of energy in post-harvest losses is discussed. Thereafter, the main entry points within the food value chain where lack of access to energy is the dominant factor influencing food losses is discussed. This report outlines low cost and off-grid post-harvest cooling and processing technologies that can be made available in developing countries. These household to community scale evaporative cooling systems, solar assisted cooling systems and as well as solar drying systems that can help increase shelf life . Additionally, through case studies, focus is laid on assessing the technical and economic feasibility of cooling and processing technologies. Finally, recommendations are made that could be incorporated to further develop food loss strategies that can classify food value chains based on their energy demand. This will enable policy makers to quickly understand the main technologies for food preservation and processing that can be introduced based on the available energy sources in a given region.

Cereal Grains Book

Cereal Grains


  • Author : Gulzar Ahmad Nayik
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2023-03-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000831863

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Cereal Grains Excerpt :

Ever since the beginnings of agriculture, cereals have provided unlimited health benefits to mankind as a staple food in our diet. Cereals are rich in complex carbohydrates that provide us ample energy, and help to prevent many diseases such as constipation, colon disorders, and high blood sugar levels. They enrich our overall health with abundant proteins, fats, lipids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. In every part of the world cereals are consumed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cereal Grains: Composition, Nutritional Attributes, and Potential Applications provides an overview of cereals including their properties, chemical composition, applications, postharvest losses, storage, and quality. Various well-versed researchers across the globe share their knowledge and experience covering cereal’s role in food security, allergens in grains, phytochemical profile, industrial applications, health benefits, global standard of cereals, and recent advances in cereal processing. Key Features: Contains comprehensive information on general composition and properties of cereals. Discusses the recent advances in cereal technology Provides knowledge on bioactive characterization of cereal grains Contain information on future aspect of grain quality and allergens in cereal grains This handbook is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and industrial practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge and insights on cereal science. Researchers, scientists, and other professionals working in various cereal processing industries and other horticultural departments will also find the comprehensive information relevant to their work.

Plant Protection Book

Plant Protection


  • Author : Ravindra Soni
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2022-10-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110771558

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Plant Protection Excerpt :

Phyto-pathogens are one of the dominating components which badly affect crop production. In light of the global food demand, sustainable agricultural plans utilizing agrochemicals became necessary. The role of beneficial microbes in the defense priming of host plants has been well documented. This book details new aspects of microbial-assisted plant protection and their role in agricultural production, economy, and environmental sustainability.

Evaluation of the  Food loss reduction through improved postharvest handling and value addition of key fruits and vegetables  project in Ethiopia Book

Evaluation of the Food loss reduction through improved postharvest handling and value addition of key fruits and vegetables project in Ethiopia


  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2021-07-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251347430

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Evaluation of the Food loss reduction through improved postharvest handling and value addition of key fruits and vegetables project in Ethiopia Excerpt :

The “Food-loss reduction through improved postharvest handling and value addition of key fruits and vegetables” project was implemented by FAO Ethiopia over the period 2016–2019. By tackling post-harvest losses, the project addressed one of the major challenges faced by producers. Farmers have adopted project post-harvest management practices, techniques and technologies that have helped to reduce losses and increase food security by boosting income and making more produce available for household consumption. The results will be sustainable because of the economic gains the farmers are seeing and the adaptability of practices and technologies. Studies conducted as part of the project provided evidence of the size and significance of post-harvest losses, which were previously undocumented. Evidence produced contributed to increase institutional attention on post-harvest management.

Smart and Sustainable Food Technologies Book

Smart and Sustainable Food Technologies


  • Author : Shalini Sehgal
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2023-01-31
  • Genre: Food industry and trade
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811917462

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Smart and Sustainable Food Technologies Excerpt :

This book presents a comprehensive view of emerging smart technologies in various food processing sectors. Specifically, it covers smart technologies applied in food production, food manufacturing, food packaging, storage, distribution, and food supply chain. Contributing authors are the key scientists with diverse backgrounds in either industry or academia. The book contains four parts with four chapters each, presenting recent smart technologies developed in their respective areas. Part I primarily focuses on the recent smart food production innovations such as precision agriculture, vertical farming, automation, robotics, livestock technology, modern greenhouse practices, artificial intelligence, and block chain that dramatically increase the quality of raw materials for the food industry. Part II provides the current knowledge and developments related to the recent smart technologies in manufacturing pertaining to various food sectors, non-thermal food preservation technologies, and 3D printing, developed for the food manufacturing industries that improve the organoleptic and nutritional quality, enhance chemical and microbial safety, as well as cost-effectiveness and convenience of processed foods. Part III covers smart technologies to ensure food safety in the supply chain, with monitoring and surveillance of food contamination, use of IoT and blockchain for food traceability and neural network approach for risk assessment. Part IV provides expert opinions on using smart technologies for minimizing waste and maximizing co-product recovery in food processing; upcycling technologies in food and sustainable value stream mapping in the food industry. This book will be a useful resource to graduate/undergraduate students and researchers in advanced food technology, practicing technologists/engineers in the food and related industries, food packaging industry, entrepreneurs and other scientists and technologists in smart and sustainable processes who seek informatio

Sustainable Production Technology in Food Book

Sustainable Production Technology in Food


  • Author : Jose M. Lorenzo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232200

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Sustainable Production Technology in Food Excerpt :

Sustainable Production Technology in Food explores several important scientific and practical aspects related to sustainable technologies in food production in both the farm and industry contexts. The book contains 18 chapters that describe the current scenario of technological advances within the food production system, focusing on the context of sustainability and offering future perspectives for the sustainable production of food. Presents a comprehensive discussion around the multidisciplinary aspects of technological advances for sustainable food production Addresses the current relationship between food production and sustainability Closes the gap between the recent technological advances in sustainability by focusing on the food production system

Postharvest losses and the impact of reusable plastic container technology on profitability  Evidence from tomato traders in Nigeria Book

Postharvest losses and the impact of reusable plastic container technology on profitability Evidence from tomato traders in Nigeria


  • Author : Aghadi, Crystal N.
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2020-10-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Postharvest losses and the impact of reusable plastic container technology on profitability Evidence from tomato traders in Nigeria Excerpt :

Postharvest loss is a major challenge in food production and supply chains in developing countries. Using primary data from fresh tomato traders in Lagos, Nigeria, and endogenous switching econometric modelling, this study investigates the effects of reusable plastic containers (RPC) technology on traders’ net profits and the factors determining the adoption of the technology. Results indicate that the trader’s position along the supply chain, income level, seasonality, sales frequency, and technology affordability positively influence their adoption decision. We found that the use of RPC technology significantly increases traders’ net profits. The counterfactual impact analysis indicates that traders who adopted RPC would have earned 7 percent lower net profits had they not used RPC. Conversely, non-adopters would have increased their net profit by 5 percent had they adopted the technology. However, heterogenous treatment effects were observed due to heterogeneities among the adopters.

Postharvest Technology Book

Postharvest Technology


  • Author : Md Ahiduzzaman
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2022-04-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839699238

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Postharvest Technology Excerpt :

Postharvest management of food crops is an important part of food safety and security across the supply chain. It includes processing of agricultural produce, storage, packaging and coating, postharvest disease management, extending shelf life, and maintaining food quality and safety. Postharvest Technology - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications discusses some important aspects of postharvest technologies. Chapters address such topics as postharvest preservation technology, postharvest disease management, and postharvest processing and packaging.

Food Loss and Food Waste Book

Food Loss and Food Waste


  • Author : Michael Blakeney
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2023-01-31
  • Genre: Food security
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788975391

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Food Loss and Food Waste Excerpt :

Global food insecurity is a growing issue. At a time when the world’s population is increasing and agricultural production is challenged by climate change, it is estimated that around a third of the food produced globally is lost or wasted. This book examines the problem of food loss and waste (FLW) and the policies that could be enacted to remedy this fundamental global concern.

Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities Book

Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities


  • Author : Elhadi M. Yahia
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 750
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128132777

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Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities Excerpt :

Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities describes all the postharvest techniques and technologies available to handle perishable horticultural food commodities. It includes basic concepts and important new advances in the subject. Adopting a thematic style, chapters are organized by type of treatment, with sections devoted to postharvest risk factors and their amelioration. Written by experts from around the world, the book provides core insights into identifying and utilizing appropriate postharvest options for maximum results. Presents the most recent developments in processing technologies in a single volume Includes a wide range of perishable products, thus allowing for translational insight Appropriate for students and professionals Written by experts as a reference resource

Food Education and Food Technology in School Curricula Book

Food Education and Food Technology in School Curricula


  • Author : Marion Rutland
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-08
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030393397

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Food Education and Food Technology in School Curricula Excerpt :

This book draws together the perceptions and experiences from a range of international professionals with specific reference to food education. It presents a variety of teaching, learning and curriculum design approaches relating to food across primary, secondary and vocational school education, undergraduate initial teacher education programs, and in-service professional development support contexts. Contributions from authors of a variety of background and countries offer insight into some of the diverse issues in food education internationally, lessons to be learned from successes and failures, including action points for the future. The book will be both scholarly and useful to teachers in primary and secondary schools.

Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability Book

Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability


  • Author : Joo, Sung Hee
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2016-08-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522505860

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Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability Excerpt :

Nanomaterials have been used for years in industries such as consumer products, textile production, and biomedicine, yet the literature outlining their use in environmental causes is limited. The safety, toxicity, transportation, and removal of this technology must be addressed as nanotechnology and nanomaterial use is expected to grow. Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability addresses the applications of nanomaterials in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability, and analyses the potential risks associated with their use. It elucidates the scientific concepts and emerging technologies in nanoscience and nanotoxicity by offering a wide range of innovative topics and reviews regarding its use. This publication is essential for environmental engineers, researchers, consultants, students, regulators, and professionals in the field of nanotechnology.

Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry Book

Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry


  • Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128119617

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Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry Excerpt :

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. 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

Sustainable Food Waste to Energy Systems Book

Sustainable Food Waste to Energy Systems


  • Author : Thomas Trabold
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128111581

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Sustainable Food Waste to Energy Systems Excerpt :

Sustainable Food Waste-to-Energy Systems assesses the utilization of food waste in sustainable energy conversion systems. It explores all sources of waste generated in the food supply chain (downstream from agriculture), with coverage of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sources. It provides a detailed analysis of the conventional pathways for food waste disposal and utilization, including composting, incineration, landfilling and wastewater treatment. Next, users will find valuable sections on the chemical, biochemical and thermochemical waste-to-energy conversion processes applicable for food waste and an assessment of commercially available sustainable food waste-to-energy conversion technologies. Sustainability aspects, including consideration of environmental, economic and social impacts are also explored. The book concludes with an analysis of how deploying waste-to-energy systems is dependent on cross-cutting research methods, including geographical information systems and big data. It is a useful resource for professionals working in waste-to-energy technologies, as well as those in the food industry and food waste management sector planning and implementing these systems, but is also ideal for researchers, graduate students, energy policymakers and energy analysts interested in the most recent advances in the field. Provides guidance on how specific food waste characteristics drive possible waste-to-energy conversion processes Presents methodologies for selecting among different waste-to-energy options, based on waste volumes, distribution and properties, local energy demand (electrical/thermal/steam), opportunities for industrial symbiosis, regulations and incentives and social acceptance, etc. Contains tools to assess potential environmental and economic performance of deployed systems Links to publicly available resources on food waste data for energy conversion