Reusing food waste
Transforming food waste into a resource
Andrea Segré and Silvia Gaiani
2011 | 302 | £24.99
Reviewed by Keith Waldron
It emphasises that food waste is a reflection of our very wasteful consumer-driven society and results from the interactions of many complex issues. These include varying national and international interests, food polices, trade subsidies and cultural criteria that differ throughout the world. The problem of food waste and how to address it is timely considering the recognised importance of sustainability.
As well as exploring minimisation and avoidance practises, the authors also highlight the approaches being taken to exploit food waste, providing numerous examples of activities to redistribute edible food to the more needy in our society. Indeed, they devote a whole chapter to the 'Last Minute Market' - an initiative launched and implemented in Italy by author Andrea Segré.
The book is well written and very readable. It is of relevance not only to students and postgraduates, but will also be of considerable benefit to economists, policy makers and researchers who require a reliable but broader context than their own disciplines may provide.
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