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Emerging trends in European food, diets and food industry

Santeramo, Fabio Gaetano and Carlucci, Domenico and De Devitiis, Biagia and Seccia, Antonio and Stasi, Antonio and Viscecchia, Rosaria and Nardone, Gianluca (2017): Emerging trends in European food, diets and food industry. Forthcoming in: Food Research International

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Abstract

Understanding how an adequate food security may be determined, how nutritional intakes evolve over time and are influenced by global dynamics are few of the questions scholars are trying to answer. In addition, a great interest is devoted to the changes in consumers’ preferences and expectations as well as to the analysis of food innovations and their impact on the global market. We review the recent and emerging trends in food supply chains of selected sectors (fruits and vegetables, meat, and seafood), and deepen on emerging trends in the food industry. By presenting the evidence provided by the literature and emphasizing the unresolved research questions, we offer a critical view of future directions that should be followed by research agenda.

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