New Challenges for Food Science and Technology

Challenges in the 21st century in regards to food safety & security, food fraud, waste reduction and sustainability, analytical techniques, novel technologies, functional foods, nutrition and health and gastronomy etc., need to addressed. Food waste management is the growing problem in our modern society.  Food-scrap recycling has multiple benefits. Food scraps can be used for composting, which enriches soil and reduces emissions of methane (a potent greenhouse gas) from landfills. It also significantly reduces the volume of landfill needed in a given area and recycling food can save cities and towns economy by lowering the needed frequency of trash collection.