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Special Issue "Environmental Impacts of Food Consumption and Nutrition"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 761

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Gianluca Rizzo
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Independent Researcher, Via Venezuela 66, 98161 Messina, Italy
Interests: vegetarian diet; vegan diet; plant-based diet; soy; soy foods; phytoestrogens; isoflavones; vitamin b12; cobalamins; homocysteine; b-vitamins; polyunsaturated fatty acids; vitamin D; dietary supplements; oxidative stress; antioxidants; iron; mushrooms; cognition; Alzheimer disease; fertility
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Dr. Mauro Lombardo
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Department of Human Sciences and Promotion of the Quality of Life, San Raffaele Roma Open University, 00166 Rome, Italy
Interests: mediterranean diet; dietary patterns; obesity; plant-based diets; body composition; energy expenditure; nutrition in sport
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Dr. Maximilian Andreas Storz
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Centre for Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine II, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: whole-food plant-based diets; nutritional and metabolic diseases; nutritional medicine; human nutrition; diabetes; metabolic diseases; vegan diet; nutrition; low-fat nutrition therapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food consumption is amongst the main drivers of environmental impacts. The challenge for nutrition science is to understand and develop strategies enabling a balance between healthy diets and sustainable food systems. Selection of food type, as well as the quantity and frequency of consumption, play a critical role in environmental sustainability. Food choices have substantial public health consequences and are of paramount importance to food security and sustainability. The challenge of convincing people to change their eating habits toward more environmentally sustainable food consumption patterns is becoming increasingly important. Household food consumption accounts for more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions and up to 80% of total resource usage.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge of the research and implementation needed to achieve more sustainable food systems on a global scale.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Environmental impacts of consumption patterns, diets, and nutrition.
  2. Methodology, data, and tools for the analysis of nutrition and food consumption.
  3. Environmental impacts of food losses.
  4. Water footprint assessment. 

Dr. Gianluca Rizzo
Dr. Mauro Lombardo
Dr. Maximilian Andreas Storz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 2500 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.

Keywords

  • food consumption
  • greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • environmental impacts
  • environmental sustainability
  • choice
  • food
  • eating
  • food waste
  • food sustainability

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Savings and Losses of Scarce Virtual Water in the International Trade of Wheat, Maize, and Rice
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(7), 4119; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074119 - 30 Mar 2022
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The international cereal trade can mitigate global water stress by saving virtual scarce water (VSW). Based on bilateral trade data, this study assessed VSW savings and losses in the international trade of three major cereals (i.e., wheat, maize, and rice) from 2008 to [...] Read more.
The international cereal trade can mitigate global water stress by saving virtual scarce water (VSW). Based on bilateral trade data, this study assessed VSW savings and losses in the international trade of three major cereals (i.e., wheat, maize, and rice) from 2008 to 2017 by incorporating the water stress index (WSI) into a virtual water assessment. We found that the trade in wheat and maize saved a significant amount of VSW, while the rice trade led to increasingly severe losses of VSW. This study identified the top trades of VSW savings and losses for each cereal. Wheat and maize were primarily exported from the countries that are relatively abundant in water resources (e.g., United States, Brazil, Argentina, Russia) to water-scarce countries (e.g., Mexico and Egypt), whereas rice was exported mainly from India and Pakistan, two of the most water-stressed countries. We suggest that policy makers consider VSW savings and losses when making cereal trading decisions to alleviate global water stress. Full article
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