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Aim of the meeting

Total Food 2014 was the fourth in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste.

Under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), this three day event provided an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between representatives of the agri-food industries, scientific research community, legal experts on food related legislation and waste management, and consumer organisations.

Themes explored ranged from the adding of value to co-products through to the recovery of energy from waste streams.

The 2014 conference was organised by staff from the Biorefinery Centre at the Institute of Food Research & University of York in collaboration with the COST Action Network TD1203 Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials and fuels (EUBis).


The proceedings of the Total Food 2014 conference were published as a Special Issue of the journal Food Chemistry (Volume 198, 1 May 2016). Submitted manuscripts were peer-reviewed prior to acceptance.


Dawn Rivett
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Conference Sponsors

Gold Sponsor


Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council


Other Sponsors

Food & Health Network RSC Food Group

Media Partners


RSC Advances



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