Our Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality (JABFQ) will take the different trade-offs in agriculture and food production into account with a special section entitled "Product quality and consumer behavior in the area of conflict between sustainability and crises". In this issue of our Section Applied Botany contributions from the 54th annual conference of the annual conference of the German Society for Quality Research of Plant-Based Foods (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualitätsforschung pflanzlicher Nahrungsmittel e.V., DGQ) will be published. At the same time, this section is open to contributions from international authors. Any manuscripts that address the trade-off between sustainability on the one hand and yield/food security on the other are welcome. Articles may be focused on individual parts or cover the entire chain from farm to fork. We especially welcome discussion and review articles, which may also include economic, political or social aspects.
The following is a non-exclusive list of appropriate topics related to plant food products:
- Fruit and vegetables in times of climate change and lock-downs
- Global trade vs. local production
- Food waste, pre and post production
- Dietary styles and sustainability
- Consumer behavior
- Product quality/ Fruit and vegetable quality
- Stored product protection under changing climate
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, feel free to send an abstract for pre-evaluation to Prof. Dr. Jutta Papenbrock or one of the other Editors-in-Chief. Submission will be open until 31th July 2021. Accepted manuscripts will be published within this year.
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