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RETASTE: Rethink Food Resources, Losses and Waste

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Waste and Recycling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2024 | Viewed by 213

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Department of Agriculture, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71410 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: sustainable management of waste and natural resources
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School of Environment, Geography and Applied Economics, Department of Geography Harokopio University, 176 71 Athens, Greece
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School of Environment, Geography and Applied Economics, Department of Geography Harokopio University, 176 71 Athens, Greece
Interests: food waste; environmental impact assessment; life cycle assessment; social life cycle assessment; circular economy; sustainability; waste prevention
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Department of Agriculture, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71410 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: sustainable management of waste and natural resources
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic, the armed conflict in Ukraine, and, of course, Global Warming have accentuated the sustainability challenges that national, EU and global food systems are facing, extending from farm (primary production) to fork (consumption). If we remain idle, these challenges are projected to intensify carbon emissions and the climate crisis, jeopardize food and nutrition security and through these jeopardize peace and prosperity worldwide. In this context, the RETASTE 2023 Conference addresses the significant issue of fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food systems from primary production to consumption.

The RETASTE 2023 Conference allows scientists, entrepreneurs and representatives of organizations related to food production, distribution and consumption, as well as those who deal with the waste produced in each step of the farm to fork ladder, to present research and innovative results that aim to address these challenges. RETASTE 2023 strives to foster research that supports the transition to more resilient and environmentally, socially and economically sustainable food systems on land and at sea that provide healthy diets for all and respect planetary boundaries.

As a result, RETASTE 2023 has expanded its vision in relation to the two previous RETASTE Conferences (RETASTE 2021 and RETASTE 2022) to include topics such as sustainable primary production, post-harvest food management, alternative nutrients sources, etc. Together with more traditional waste-related topics, such as composting, anaerobic digestion and bio-refineries, that occupied the majority of the subjects discussed in 2021 and 2022, the Conference aims to address all issues covered in the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the European Green Deal ambitious targets and objectives concerning the sustainability and safety of feed, food and non-food production. These targets and objectives are included in the core European Green Deal policy priorities, in particular the farm to fork strategy, the EU biodiversity strategy 2030, zero pollution ambition and climate action and their follow-up initiatives.

Prof. Dr. Thrassyvoulos Manios
Prof. Dr. Katia Lasaridi
Prof. Dr. Konstadinos Abeliotis
Dr. Ioannis N. Daliakopoulos
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Keywords

  • food resources
  • circular economy
  • prevention
  • valorization
  • utilization
  • reclamation

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