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The 10 principles of food industry sustainability

Baldwin, Cheryl
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  • Creator Cheryl J. Baldwin
  • Format Books
  • Publication Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource
  • ISBNs 9781118447710, 1118447719, 9781118447727, 1118447727, 9781118447734, 9781118447697, 1118447697, 9781322776385, 1322776385
  • OCLC ocn890377836

Summary

  • Although the food industry is beginning to make headway with itssustainability initiatives, substantially more progress is neededin order to feed the world's growing population sustainably. The challenge is that the topic of sustainability can seemoverwhelming and there is limited information that is specific tothe food industry. Written by an experienced food industry professional with yearsof experience in sustainability, The 10 Principles ofFood Industry Sustainability inspires and informs the progressrequired to nourish the population, revitalize natural resources, enhance economic development, and close resource loops. The bookmakes this complex topic approachable and actionable by identifyingthe most pressing sustainability priorities across the entire foodsupply chain and showing, with tools and examples, how producers, processors, packers, distributors, marketers and retailers all playa role in advancing improvement. The book begins with an overviewof the Principles of sustainability in the food industry: what theyare and why they matter. Subsequent chapters focus on each of theTen Principles in detail: how they relate to the food industry, their global relevance (including their environmental, health, andsocial impacts), and the best practices to achieve the potential ofmeaningful and positive progress that the Principles offer. Specific examples from industry are presented in order to providescalable solutions and bring the concepts to life, along with topresources for further exploration. The Principles, practices, and potential of sustainability inthe food industry covered in this book are designed to bemotivating and to offer a much-needed and clear way forward towardsa sustainable food supply.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • 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 Nestl√©; 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
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