publication . Article . 2015

Food losses and waste in the French oilcrops sector

Frédéric Fine; Jean Louis Lucas; Jean Michel Chardigny; Barbara Redlingshöfer; Michel Renard;
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  • Published: 01 May 2015 Journal: OCL, volume 22, page A302 (issn: 2272-6977, eissn: 2257-6614, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
  • Country: France
Abstract
INRA has initiated a comprehensive approach to food loss and waste for all the plant and animal sectors, from field to distribution. In this study, all comestibles that leave the human food chain and are not recycled into animal feed are considered as losses and waste. The main French oilseed sectors are studied (rapeseed, sunflower and soya, as well as tofu). In order to identify the key sources of loss, all of the various steps in the process of the oleaginous production chain are described, from harvesting through to distribution, including storage, transport, crushing, refining and packaging. For tofu, the study also examines the chain from harvest through t...
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free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Food Science, Biochemistry, oil, harvest, crushing, refining, loss, soya bean, oilseed rape, harvesting losses, soja, France, filière de production, produit oléagineux, tournesol, tofu, perte, perte de production, perte à la récolte, raffinage, [SDV.BV]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Vegetal Biology, Sunflower, Rapeseed, Animal feed, Brassica rapa, Biotechnology, business.industry, business, Refining (metallurgy), Soy milk, Environmental science, Canola, food.ingredient, food, Vegetable oil, Toxicology, lcsh:Oils, fats, and waxes, lcsh:TP670-699
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