Sustainable food systems from agriculture to industry : improving production and processing / edited by Charis M. Galanakis.
London, United Kingdom ; San Diego, CA ; Cambridge, MA ; Oxford, United Kingdom : Academic Press, 
xv, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"'Sustainable food systems from agriculture to industry' addresses the urgent need of organizations and food production to act in a sustainable manner. Responding to the demands and goals of sustainability requires the maximum utilization of all raw materials produced and integration of activities throughout all of the production-to-consumption stages. This book begins at the production stage with practices for sustainable agriculture as well as activities to reduce postharvest losses and increase use of by-products streams (waste) and continues through food manufacturing and beyond, presenting insights to ensure that energy, water, and other resources are used most efficiently and environmental impacts are minimized ... presents the 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 offers 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"--Back cover.