The 10 principles of food industry sustainability

Baldwin, Cheryl, author
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  • Creator Cheryl J. Baldwin
  • Format Books
  • Publication West Sussex, England : Wiley Blackwell, 2015. ©2015
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (220 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781118447710, 1118447719, 9781118447697, 1118447697, 9781118447727, 1118447727
  • OCLC ocn890377836


  • Although the food industry is beginning to make headway with its sustainability initiatives, substantially more progress is needed in order to feed the world's growing population sustainably. The challenge is that the topic of sustainability can seem overwhelming and there is limited information that is specific to the food industry. Written by an experienced food industry professional with years of experience in sustainability, The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability inspires and informs the progress required to nourish the population, revitalize natural resources, enhance econom


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
  • English


  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Introduction to the Principles; 1.1 The 10 principles of food industry sustainability; 1.2 Principles-practices-potential; 1.3 What is sustainability in the food industry?; 1.4 The destructive course of the food system; 1.4.1 Climate change; 1.4.2 Natural resource depletion and degradation; 1.4.3 Pollution and toxicity; 1.4.4 Rural economy and development; 1.4.5 Food safety and nutrition; 1.5 Reasons for principles for sustainability in the food industry; 1.6 The business benefit; 1.7 What needs to be done; References
  • Chapter 2 Agriculture and the Environment2.1 Climate; 2.2 Land and biodiversity; 2.3 Water and pollution; 2.4 Approaches to more sustainable agriculture; 2.4.1 Sustainable agriculture requirements and standards; 2.4.2 Unilever sustainable agriculture program; 2.4.3 Starbucks C.A.F.E practices; 2.4.4 Walmart sustainability index; 2.4.5 PepsiCo sustainable farming initiative; 2.4.6 Sysco Corporation's sustainable agriculture/IPM initiative; 2.5 Summary; Resources; References; Chapter 3 Welfare and Environmental Considerations in Production and Harvesting of Animals, Fish, and Seafood
  • 3.1 Livestock care3.1.1 Approaches to address livestock welfare; 3.2 Fish and seafood; 3.2.1 Farmed fish; 3.2.2 Approaches to address seafood; 3.3 Environmental impacts from livestock production; 3.3.1 Greenhouse gas emissions; 3.3.2 Land use and pollution from livestock production; 3.3.3 Approaches to address environmental impacts from livestock; 3.4 Summary; Resources; References; Chapter 4 Processing; 4.1 Energy; 4.1.1 Energy sources and impacts; 4.1.2 Energy use in food processing; 4.1.3 Sierra Nevada's energy and climate program
  • 4.1.4 Heinz's energy effort in energy and greenhouse gas emissions4.2 Water; 4.2.1 Nestlé; 4.2.2 The Coca-Cola Company water stewardship; 4.3 Chemicals and other inputs; 4.4 Lean, clean, and green processing; 4.5 Summary; Resources; References; Chapter 5 Packaging; 5.1 Packaging hotspots; 5.1.1 Materials; 5.1.2 End of life; 5.1.3 Social hotspots; 5.2 Responsible packaging; 5.2.1 Materials and sourcing; 5.2.2 Design and innovation; 5.2.3 End of life; 5.2.4 PepsiCo's sustainable packaging program; 5.2.5 Sustainable Packaging Coalition; 5.3 Summary; Resources; References
  • Chapter 6 Distribution and Channels6.1 Transportation; 6.1.1 Refrigeration in transportation; 6.1.2 EPA SmartWay; 6.2 Facility management; 6.2.1 Refrigerants; 6.2.2 Cleaning and indoor environmental quality management; 6.2.3 Environmentally preferable purchasing; 6.2.4 Construction; 6.3 Gordon Food Service distribution and facilities improvements; 6.4 Food retailer J. Sainsbury addressing the environment; 6.5 Subway restaurants showing how to green operations; 6.6 Summary; Resources; References; Chapter 7 Food Waste; 7.1 The impacts from wastage; 7.2 Reducing wastage; 7.2.1 Waste management
  • 7.3 Summary
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