Sustainable consumption and production


Food Chemistry, Volume 343, 1 May 2021

This review article provides an overview of the active packaging incorporated with essential oils, concerns and challenges in industry, and the effect of essential oil on the packaging microstructure, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
A responsive small-molecule fluorescence probe is developed for hypochlorous acid (HOCl) detection, using emerging technology for food safety and quality analysis.
Comparison between plant-based "cheese" and real cheese can help with formulating better products.

Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 111, May 2021

More 50% of harvested coffee fruit becomes waste. The use of coffee by-products in products reduces environmental impact. Coffee by-products can be used in several topical formulations.
Investigates alternative techniques to preserve apples post-harvest, to better preserve the apples for consumption, and so use of chemical pre-treatments which can harm the environment are not necessary.
Elsevier’s new video series features short interviews with research leaders on topical issues for universities. In these episodes, speakers discuss how universities are accelerating progress towards the UN SDGs.
Along with the demand to reduce carbon emissions, today's unused agricultural by-products from mostly crop but also livestock farming have great potential to support green African urban innovation and create new opportunities for rural businesses. This article contributes to SDGs 8, 11 and 13.
Comparison between meat analogs and beef, from an environmental and sensory perspective can help a transition towards a more sustainable diet.
The prospect of innovations to disrupt the food sector during lockdowns, and post-COVID-19 era is discussed.

Samuel M. Gorton, Chapter 41 - Integrated agroecological technology networks for food, bioenergy, and biomaterial production, Editor(s): Anju Dahiya, Bioenergy (Second Edition), Academic Press, 2020, Pages 767-788, ISBN 9780128154977,

This book chapter advances SDGs 6, 7 and 11 by discussing how we can create integrated ecological technologies that transform natural resources into anthropocentric goods and services, while restoring the land and reducing pollution by returning beneficial materials or energy to the ecosystem.