11. Sustainability Issues in Food Provisioning Systems

  1. Adisa Azapagic and
  2. Slobodan Perdan
  1. Adisa Azapagic3,
  2. Heinz Stichnothe1 and
  3. Namy Espinoza-Orias2

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch11

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Azapagic, A., Stichnothe, H. and Espinoza-Orias, N. (2010) Sustainability Issues in Food Provisioning Systems, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition (eds A. Azapagic and S. Perdan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch11

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK and vTI, Institut für Agrartechnologie und Biosystemtechnik, Bundesallee 50, 38116 Barunschweig Germany

  2. 2

    School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

  3. 3

    School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470718711

Online ISBN: 9780470972847

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Keywords:

  • sustainability issues in food provisioning systems;
  • challenges, along food supply chains;
  • sustainability issues - for food production systems;
  • food production systems, from ‘cradle to grave’ - environmental issues in life cycle of food production;
  • food production, associated with wide range of environmental issues - resource depletion, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, pollution, waste and loss of biodiversity;
  • productivity of agricultural systems - and content of nutrients in soil;
  • global trends for meat and cereal production - related use of water, fertilizers and pesticides;
  • life cycle of a loaf of bread - life cycle of bread from ‘cradle to grave’;
  • GWP, from wheat cultivation in UK and Canada - contribution of different life cycle stages;
  • GWP from life cycle of chicken meat production - (from ‘cradle to gate’)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Environmental Issues

  • Economic Issues

  • Social and Ethical Issues

  • Case Studies

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References and Further Reading