Energy Use in Global Food Production: Considerations for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st Century by Meera VermaEnergy Use in Global Food Production: Considerations for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st Century by Meera Verma

Energy Use in Global Food Production: Considerations for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st…

byMeera Verma

Paperback | March 26, 2015

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This Brief examines the sustainability of energy use in global food production and processing. The nexus between food, water, and energy are explored against a background of climate change. Current efforts to reduce the energy intensity of food and increase sustainability are explored. Food waste and its impact on energy is covered, including regional variations and nutrient recycling methods. Energy Use in Global Food Production uses case studies to illustrate how food production and processing is a significant contributor to anthropogenic climate change. Modern industrial agriculture uses fossil fuel to grow crops and produce fertilizers, pesticides and farm machinery. Additional energy is used to transport and process food at a primary and secondary level. With the median forecast for global population at more than 9 billion by 2030, a 30% increase over the current population, energy efficient food processing will be of increasing importance. This Brief provides an overview of current energy efficient food processing methods looks at the way forward as demands continue to increase.
Meera Verma, PhD, FTSE, FAICD, is a professional executive with expertise in spanning the global healthcare, biotechnology and renewable energy sectors, based in Adelaide, Australia. She is the Principal of Headland Vision, providing strategic product development advisory services focused on biofuel development. She previously served a...
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Title:Energy Use in Global Food Production: Considerations for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st…Format:PaperbackDimensions:49 pagesPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319167804

ISBN - 13:9783319167800

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Food and Energy Connection.- Food, Water and Energy Nexus.- Food Wastage - Energy Wasted.- Energy Intensity and Efficiency in Food Production.- Improving Sustainability in Agriculture.- The Way Forward.