Food Security and Structural Transformation of the Food Industry—Volume II

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Security and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 67

Special Issue Editor

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School of Business, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
Interests: food safety risk management; food industry structural transformation; international food trade; food safety cross boundary governance; food safety societal co-governance
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed our way of life, including the way we interact with food. As we adapt to the new normal of the pandemic, the food industry is also undergoing profound structural transformation. For example, food security concerns such as fluctuations in the price of food, changes in the patterns of household and restaurant food waste, health risks introduced by take-out orders, etc., have arisen. Food security researchers have collected various data in order to investigate issues concerning food security. As a result, we feel that it is the right time to organize a Special Issue addressing food security and the structural transformation of the food industry. We are looking for papers that investigate issues regarding food security related to the impact of the pandemic, offer critical reflections and provide a forward-looking discussion on future expectations in the realm of food security.

Prof. Dr. Linhai Wu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • green/sustainable development
  • food consumption
  • coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • food security
  • international food trade
  • food-related E-commerce
  • global food industry
  • carbon emissions and eco-friendly development
  • take-out food industry
  • dietary habits and health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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