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Green Technologies in Food Production and ProcessingFood transportation issues and reducing carbon footprint

Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing: Food transportation issues and reducing... [Transportation is the largest overall contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in many developed countries. Because food products often travel long distances to reach consumers, one might expect transportation to be the major food-related contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. As we show in this chapter, this is rarely the case. Supply chains tend to be long and complex, especially in the food industry. We provide an overview of supply chain basics and the special issues related to transport and storage of food from the point of production to the retail shelf. We include a variety of carbon audits and discuss the lessons learned from several industry case studies. We evaluate several options for packaging and distributing food and beverage products. We also consider interactions and trade-offs associated with these options. In carrying out these analyses, we are often able to identify opportunities for significant energy savings and overall greenhouse gas emissions reductions.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Green Technologies in Food Production and ProcessingFood transportation issues and reducing carbon footprint

Part of the Food Engineering Series Book Series
Editors: Boye, Joyce I.; Arcand, Yves

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
© Her Majesty the Queen, in Right of Canada 2012
ISBN
978-1-4614-1586-2
Pages
211 –236
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1587-9_9
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Transportation is the largest overall contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in many developed countries. Because food products often travel long distances to reach consumers, one might expect transportation to be the major food-related contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. As we show in this chapter, this is rarely the case. Supply chains tend to be long and complex, especially in the food industry. We provide an overview of supply chain basics and the special issues related to transport and storage of food from the point of production to the retail shelf. We include a variety of carbon audits and discuss the lessons learned from several industry case studies. We evaluate several options for packaging and distributing food and beverage products. We also consider interactions and trade-offs associated with these options. In carrying out these analyses, we are often able to identify opportunities for significant energy savings and overall greenhouse gas emissions reductions.]

Published: Dec 10, 2011

Keywords: Supply Chain; Carbon Emission; Food Waste; Carbon Footprint; Distribution Center

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