Food Innovation for Planetary Health
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2021) | Viewed by 14556
Interests: innovation; sustainability; governance
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There is a lot of change happening and further transformations are needed in the systems we use to produce and distribute food. The food we eat has a significant impact on human and population health and the state of the ecological systems of the planet. In 2019, the EAT-Lancet Commission pointed out that poor diets are posing a greater risk to morbidity and mortality than unsafe sex, alcohol, drug, and tobacco use combined. Concerns related to sustainability, environmental impacts, public and human health as well as the use of available on land, water, energy, and other global public resources are examples of why we need to look at innovations that can help transition to better and more just ways of feeding the global population. We need to reduce the harm caused and promote better ways of producing, distributing, and consuming food. This transformation has to spread from the level of ingredients to the entire food system that needs to reflect the reality and priorities of the 21st century.
This Special Issue calls for submissions related to innovations in the area of food production, distribution, and marketing, concerning the following: the current ecological footprint of food, maintaining soil fertility, preventing further deterioration of planetary health, assisting in improving human health, utilizing the latest scientific and technological advances, making food-related systems more sustainable and just, reducing animal exploitation, and preventing the emergence of new zoonotic diseases. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Dora Marinova
Dr. Diana Bogueva
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Sustainability 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 2400 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 innovation
- sustainable food
- plant-based foods
- cultured meat
- new meat alternatives, soil fertility
- regenerative agriculture
- social marketing
- resource efficiency
- land use
- sustainable agriculture
- low-carbon technologies
- planetary health
- planetary diet
- zoonotic diseases