Today more than ever, companies operating in the food sector have to respond to market needs with products able to "guarantee" not only the quality, but above all sustainability. The concept of food quality, in particular, has been enriched with new and multidimensional meanings that have began to demand from them new codes of conduct and new strategic approaches to the growing of business itself, as an inseparable part of a system of actors who, in a given territory, determinates the orientation towards sustainability. The adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development in this regard has already held that the circular economy is the economic system model useful to assess these new codes and patterns, recognizing in the renewable energy an important goal and a valid parameter for a circular paradigm in the territories and the relative enterprises. Based on these considerations, this paper aims to present a new model through which to read and interpret a food quality, functional for the pursuit of economic, social, environmental and territorial sustainability and focused on the role of renewable energies: the system food quality model. The aim, in particular, is to develop an appropriate instrument to determinates the motivations or values that guide the individual and collective well-being satisfaction, compared to energy issues, providing useful insights for policy makers to implementing strategies for the enterprises that operate in the food system.

Food quality and circular economy: the value of renewable energy

MISSO, ROSA;CESARETTI, Gian Paolo;VARLESE, MONICA
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Abstract

Today more than ever, companies operating in the food sector have to respond to market needs with products able to "guarantee" not only the quality, but above all sustainability. The concept of food quality, in particular, has been enriched with new and multidimensional meanings that have began to demand from them new codes of conduct and new strategic approaches to the growing of business itself, as an inseparable part of a system of actors who, in a given territory, determinates the orientation towards sustainability. The adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development in this regard has already held that the circular economy is the economic system model useful to assess these new codes and patterns, recognizing in the renewable energy an important goal and a valid parameter for a circular paradigm in the territories and the relative enterprises. Based on these considerations, this paper aims to present a new model through which to read and interpret a food quality, functional for the pursuit of economic, social, environmental and territorial sustainability and focused on the role of renewable energies: the system food quality model. The aim, in particular, is to develop an appropriate instrument to determinates the motivations or values that guide the individual and collective well-being satisfaction, compared to energy issues, providing useful insights for policy makers to implementing strategies for the enterprises that operate in the food system.
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