This comprehensive handbook represents a definitive state of the current art and science of food waste from multiple perspectives.
The issue of food waste has emerged in recent years as a major global problem. Recent research has enabled greater understanding and measurement of loss and waste throughout food supply chains, shedding light on contributing factors and practical solutions. This book includes perspectives and disciplines ranging from agriculture, food science, industrial ecology, history, economics, consumer behaviour, geography, theology, planning, sociology, and environmental policy among others. The Routledge Handbook of Food Waste addresses new and ongoing debates around systemic causes and solutions, including behaviour change, social innovation, new technologies, spirituality, redistribution, animal feed, and activism. The chapters describe and evaluate country case studies, waste management, treatment, prevention, and reduction approaches, and compares research methodologies for better understanding food wastage.
This book is essential reading for the growing number of food waste scholars, practitioners, and policy makers interested in researching, theorising, debating, and solving the multifaceted phenomenon of food waste.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|58 pages
Understanding modern food waste regimes
part II|78 pages
Food waste (and loss) along the food supply chain and institutions
part III|96 pages
Overview of regional food waste
part IV|92 pages
Methodologies in food waste studies
part V|110 pages
Solutions to food waste?
part VI|52 pages
Debates in food waste studies and looking ahead