Eco-Friendly Bio-Packaging from Food Byproducts: Recent Advances and Developments

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024 | Viewed by 616

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Dairy and Food Science Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Interests: biodegradable films; functional foods; control delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food wastes are generated during multiple stages of food production, from growing produce through to consumption. Significant volumes of agricultural and food processing wastes and/or by-products are produced annually on a global scale. Materials that cannot be composted or utilized for other purposes such as animal feed are commonly sent to landfill sites, where their decomposition can generate ozone-depleting methane gas. Researchers are investigating alternative uses for various food by-products in order to divert those that cannot be readily used and are presently destined for landfill. Various food by-products can be readily manipulated using physical and chemical processes to produce a range of new materials, including foams, trays, boards, and film. This Special Issue reports recent advances and developments related to the valorization of food by-products, with an emphasis on the production of bio-based packaging.

Dr. Marlene Cran
Dr. Srinivas Janaswamy
Guest Editors

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  • food wastes
  • by-products
  • packaging
  • biodegradable
  • valorization

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