Food Security and Sustainability
A section of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158).
This section encompasses all aspects of food security and sustainability.
When addressing global food security issues, one should consider the challenges of globally achieving food security and the obstacles/constraints—physical, biological, economic, and socio-political—that limit food production and obstruct access to healthy diets.
Various methods and models should be proposed to drastically address and resolve these obstacles.
In this section, all dimensions of food security should be covered, from production, stability, physical/economic access, stocks, markets, trade (local to global), and the nutritional value of food. This section covers all sectors of science, sociology, and economics of food production, agricultural development, access to food, quality, safety, and nutrition.
Food sustainability covers all areas of food waste, food recovery, and climate change. Food waste management might include case studies of the life cycle assessment and issues with the circular economy. Studies may also address issues of ISO14040, ISO14044, ISO14045, and food waste treatment methodologies. Such methodologies might include membrane technologies, anaerobic digestion, landfilling, or incineration.
A more sustainable production and consumption is presently required, as is incorporating a waste-to-energy process guideline in the waste hierarchy to aid in the implementation of a circular economy.
Moreover, recovery for high value byproducts from food waste should be included in any proposed study.
Innovative work will be considered if it meets the requirements listed above and features keywords, as noted below.
- Food security
- Natural constraints to satisfying global food needs
- The sociological contexts of food production, access, quality, and consumption
- Nutrition, food quality, and food safety
- Socio-political factors that affect the ability to satisfy global food needs
- Research policies for effective food security
- Food sustainability
- Food recovery
- Recovery of high value byproducts
- Food waste
- ISO 14045
- ISO 14040 and 14044 guidelines
- Life cycle assessment
- Circular economy
- Natural products
- Phytochemical analysis
- Membrane technologies
- Climate change
- (Bio) analytical chemistry
- Anaerobic digestion
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- The Generation and Control of Harmful Products in Food Processing (Deadline: 15 June 2023)
- The Challenges and Strategies of Food Security under Global Change (Deadline: 20 June 2023)
- Role of Microorganisms in Food Supply Chain (Deadline: 30 June 2023)
- Seafood: Quality Aspects, Health Benefits and Sustainability (Deadline: 15 July 2023)
- Value-Added Processing and Utilization of Food Byproducts (Deadline: 20 July 2023)
- Extraction, Chemistry and Utilization of Active Ingredients from Agri-Food Wastes and Byproducts (Deadline: 20 July 2023)
- Food Insecurity: Causes, Consequences and Remedies (Deadline: 31 July 2023)
- Ultra-Processed Foods in Human and Planetary Health (Deadline: 31 July 2023)
- Recovery and Application of High-Value Resources from Foods and Food By-Products (Deadline: 3 August 2023)
- Sustainable Value Added of Food Processing Industry By-Products (Deadline: 8 August 2023)
- Value-Added Utilization of Food By-Products: Key Technology and New Product Development (Deadline: 10 August 2023)
- Emerging Postharvest Technologies to Preserve the Quality and Reduce the Losses of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable along Agri-Foods Supply Chain (Deadline: 17 August 2023)
- Novel Eco-Friendly Processing Techniques for Sustainable Utilization of Food Waste (Deadline: 21 August 2023)
- The Latest Trends in the Utilization of Food Waste and By-Products (Deadline: 30 August 2023)
- Traditional and Ethnic Foods in the Context of Food Nutritional Security (Deadline: 1 September 2023)
- Bioactive Compounds from Fruit and Vegetable Waste: Extraction and Possible Utilization (Deadline: 5 September 2023)
- Food Perception and Preferences in the Context of Health and Sustainability (Deadline: 10 September 2023)
- Innovations in the Food System: Exploring the Future of Food Series II (Deadline: 10 September 2023)
- Renewable Resources from Food Waste and Food Co-products (Deadline: 10 September 2023)
- New Sources of Sustainable Proteins Adapted to Harsh Environments (Deadline: 15 September 2023)
- The Use of Waste Products from the Food Industry to Obtain High Value-Added Products (Deadline: 15 September 2023)
- Advances in Food Waste Biomass Transformation into High-Value Products (Deadline: 20 September 2023)
- Rethinking Agri-Food and Marine Waste and Byproducts for Circular and Sustainable Bio-Based Food Packaging (Deadline: 20 September 2023)
- Protein Supply and Demand: Food for the Future (Deadline: 30 September 2023)
- Sustainable Management of Food Loss and Waste: Current Status and Prospects (Deadline: 10 October 2023)
- Novel Foods: From Traditional Consumption to Innovative Food Sources and Production Processes for Safety, Quality and Consumer Acceptance of Future Foods (Deadline: 10 October 2023)
- Ethnic Foods: Scientific Insights and Innovative Development (Deadline: 15 October 2023)
- Valorization and Use of Seaweed in the Food Sector Volume II (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- Sustainable Food Processing and Preservation Methods: Research Advances and Applications (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- Carbon Footprint and Sustainable Assessment in Foods (Deadline: 23 November 2023)
- Public Health and Food Safety of Poultry Meat (Deadline: 23 November 2023)
- Sustainable Food Systems and Food Market (Deadline: 30 November 2023)
- Value-Added Foods: Composition, Sensory and Consumer Research (Deadline: 5 December 2023)
- Valorisation and Applications of Agri-Food Wastes and By-Products: Challenges and New Strategies for Sustainable Food Systems (Deadline: 15 December 2023)
- Food Proteins from Alternative Sources: Processing, Functionality, Properties, and Applications (Deadline: 15 December 2023)
- Food Security and Structural Transformation of the Food Industry (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Solution for Sustainable Food System by Using Application of Green Technologies (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Advances in the Valorization of Food Waste for Novel Products (Deadline: 15 January 2024)