Advances in Food Waste Biomass Transformation into High-Value Products—Volume II

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

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Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Calabria, Italy
Interests: food quality and safety; chromatography; antioxidants; natural and xenobiotic contaminants; functional foods; agri-food waste recovery
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Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy
Interests: stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems; multi-functional hydrogels; antioxidant polymers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Volume I of this Special Issue ( was an amazing success, receiving widespread attention and interest from a wide range of scholars. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their contributions and support. This topic continues to play a pivotal role in the field of food today, and I believe that now is the perfect time to launch Volume II. I hope that it will be as successful as Volume I and that it will have clear significance and value for this field.

In recent years, waste generation has grown at an alarming rate, and among the different types of waste, agri-food waste is of particular concern. Generated at any point in the food supply chain, they can be related to production, post-harvest, industrial processing, distribution, domestic processing, and consumption, representing not only a great economic loss but also an important ethical and environmental issue.

The modern challenge is to minimize agri-food waste, optimize production processes, and move to a production/consumption model organized according to a circular economic strategy through minimal waste generation and the “zero waste concept”.

In this sense, the valorization of agri-food waste and byproducts to obtain added-value products can be regarded as a valuable strategy to responsibly approach the outstanding needs of both consumers and society.

In this context, this Special Issue should mainly focus on:

  • The recovery of valuable compounds from agri-food waste and byproducts to be exploited for nutraceutical, agriculture, and food applications;
  • New formulations of food products with improved nutritional, technological, and/or sensory features;
  • Economic evaluations and/or consumer acceptance regarding new high-value products from agri-food waste and food byproducts.

Prof. Dr. Donatella Restuccia
Dr. Umile Gianfranco Spizzirri
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  • food waste
  • food byproducts
  • functional foods
  • nutraceuticals
  • compound recovery
  • circular economy
  • consumer acceptance

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