Special Issue "Sustainable Management of Food Loss and Waste: Current Status and Prospects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2024 | Viewed by 1550
Interests: food- and bio-processing design; agricultural and food wastes; bio-based products; techno-economic analysis
Interests: innovative food processing; process design for food waste valorization; smart sensing and imaging techniques
About one-third of the edible food produced is wasted globally, causing enormous economic loss and environmental impacts on already scarce natural resources. Given the challenges posed by the climate change crisis, the water and energy scarcity, and the need to feed a growing population, reducing food loss and waste has become one of the top priorities on the global and national political agenda.
Food loss and waste can occur at every stage of the food supply chain, from farm to retail and consumption. Various stakeholders, including policy-makers, researchers, food industries, and non-government organizations, are collaborating to find ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle food waste. For instance, the US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions program, which involves collaboration among industries, the USDA, FDA, and EPA, aims to cut food waste by 50% by 2030.
To contribute to these efforts, our Special Issue welcomes original research papers, review articles, perspectives, and commentaries on the theme of sustainable food waste management. The scope of topics includes, but is not limited to, active and intelligent packaging design for food preservation; value-addition processing to obtain food ingredients, green chemicals, biomaterials, biofuels, animal feed, and biofertilizers from food waste; case studies of sustainable food waste management practices; and food traceability through artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, and the internet of things.
Dr. Qing Jin
Dr. Yiming Feng
Dr. Jikai Zhao
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- food loss and waste
- circular economy
- sustainable food system
- food security
- food waste prevention technology
- food waste valorization
- value-added processing
- bio-based product
- food traceability
- life-cycle assessment