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Title: Forging new frontiers in sustainable food manufacturing
Authors: Rahimifard, S.
Woolley, Elliot
Webb, D.P.
Garcia-Garcia, Guillermo
Stone, Jamie
Jellil, Aicha
Gimenez Escalante, Pedro
Jagtap, Sandeep
Trollman, Hana
Keywords: Resource efficient food manufacturing
Valorisation of food waste
Resilience in food supply
Provision of customised food products
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Springer
Citation: RAHIMIFARD, S. ...et al., 2017. Forging new frontiers in sustainable food manufacturing. IN: Campana G. ...et al. (eds.) Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017. (SDM 2017), Cham: Springer, pp. 13-24.
Series/Report no.: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies;68
Abstract: One of the most prominent challenges commonly acknowledged by modern manufacturing industries is ‘how to produce more with fewer resources?’ Nowhere is this more true than in the food sector due to the recent concerns regarding the long-term availability and security of food products. The unique attributes of food products such as the need for fresh perishable ingredients, health risks associated with inappropriate production environment, stringent storage and distributions requirements together with relatively short post-production shelf-life makes their preparation, production and supply considerably different to other manufactured goods. Furthermore, the impacts of climate change on our ability to produce food, the rapidly increasing global population, as well as changes in demand and dietary behaviours both within developed and developing countries urgently demands a need to change the way we grow, manufacture and consume our food products. This paper dis-cusses a number of key research challenges facing modern food manufacturers, including improved productivity using fewer resources, valorisation of food waste, improving the resilience of food supply chains, localisation of food production, and utilisation of new sustainable sources of nutrition for provision of customised food products.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 26th April 2018. It was presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing in Bologna, Italy, 26-28th April.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-57078-5_2
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24925
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57078-5_2
ISBN: 9783319570778
ISSN: 2190-3018
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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