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Food Loss and Waste Reduction Technical Solutions for Cleaner Production

    298 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    298 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

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    Focusing on the crucial sustainability challenge of reducing food loss at the level of consumer society, this volume provides an in-depth, research-based overview of this multifaceted problem. It considers the myriad environmental, economic, social, and ethical factors associated with the enormous amount of food waste, which also end up wasting water, air, electricity, and fuel, which are necessary for food processing.

    This book uniquely examines the social and cultural views of food waste management, shedding new light on the topic by emphasizing the consumer/household perspective throughout. Drawing on a wide variety of disciplines, the book presents philosophical reflections, practical examples and case studies, and potential solutions to the problem of increasing food waste.

    1. Application of Hydrogels in Food Packaging to Protect Food Loss

    Anurag Singh and Dhruv Thakur

    2. Encapsulation: A Customized Practice for Minimization of Food Waste

    Tabli Ghosh, Kona Mondal, and Vimal Katiyar

    3. The Effectiveness of Long Systematic Application of Fertilizers in Crop Rotation on Sod-Podzolic Loamy Soil Low Degree of Culturality

    Anatolii A. Kovalenko, Rafail A. Afanas’ev, and Tatiana M. Zabugina

    4. The Effectiveness of Long Systematic Application of Fertilizers in Crop Rotation on Sod-Podzolic Loamy Soil Medium and High Degree of Culturality

    Anatolii A. Kovalenko, Rafail A. Afanas’ev, and Tatiana M. Zabugina

    5. Synthesis of Carbon Dots from Citrus Limon Peel by a Microwave-Assisted Process and Its Application for Detection of Ferric Ion (Fe3+) and Development of Ph Paper

    Malabika Kalita et al.

    6. Influence of Drying and Extraction Technology on the Chemical Profile and Antioxidant Property of Mexican Mango Byproduct

    Eliseo Cárdenas-Hernández et al.

    7. Food Loss and Waste (FLW) in the Circular Bioeconomy

    S. M. García-Solares et al.

    8. Assesment and Analysis of the Fruit and Vegetable Losses Due to Its Transportation in Mexico City Wholesale Market

    Eliseo García-Pérez, Genaro Aguilar-Gutiérrez, and Alejandra Ramírez Martínez

    9. Cereal By-Products as Source of Dietary Fiber

    Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva et al.

    10. By-Products Derived from the Wine Industry: Biological Importance and Its Use

    Ramses M. Reyes-Reyna et al.

    11. Electroanalytical Techniques Applied to Food Analysis Using Nanostructured Sensors

    José Sandoval-Cortés et al.

    12. Use of Various Forms of Energy in Food Science and Technology

    J. Daniel García-García et al.

    13. Cold Plasma: Application in Food Packages

    Catalina J. Hernández-Torres et al.

    14. Current Processes of Recovery, Separation, and Purification of Biocompounds with Potential Application in the Food Industry

    Liliana Londoño-Hernandez et al.












    Laxmikant S. Badwaik, PhD, is Associate Professor of the Department of Food Engineering and Technology at Tezpur University, Assam, India. He is also serving as Deputy Director of the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories-Accredited Food Quality Control Laboratory of Tezpur University. He has been involved in teaching and research for the last 15 years in food engineering and technology. His main areas of research are food quality and safety, food packaging, and food processing waste utilization. He has published more than 25 research articles and chapters in journals and books. He has handled various funded research projects related to food processing and food packaging.

    Cristóbal Noé Aguilar, PhD, is Director of Research and Postgraduate Programs at the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Mexico. Dr. Aguilar has published more than 160 papers in indexed journals, more than 40 articles in Mexican journals, and 250 contributions in scientific meetings. He has also published many book chapters, several Mexican books, and four editions of international books. Dr. Aguilar has developed more than 21 research projects, including six international exchange projects, and he has been awarded several prizes and awards for his work.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of over 200 books, as well as over 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and is on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures.