Ecodesign and Ecoinnovation in the Food Industries

Ecodesign and Ecoinnovation in the Food Industries

Gwenola Yannou-Le Bris, AgroParisTech, France
Hiam Serhan, AgroParisTech, France
Sibylle Duchaîne, ONIRIS, France
Jean-Marc Ferrandi, ONIRIS, France
Gilles Trystram, AgroParisTech, France

ISBN : 9781786304896

Publication Date : December 2019

Hardcover 310 pp

165.00 USD



Innovations of agri-food systems during the last 50 years have been guided by a globalized agro-industrial paradigm, which has contributed to climate change, degradation of natural resources, soil depletion, social inequalities, loss of biodiversity and various food-related health problems.

Despite the increasing emphasis of food policies and research to address these issues with ecologically sustainable innovations, there are still no studies that explain how to utilize and integrate ecodesign practices in food products development in a world of finite resources.

This book explains how to employ ecodesign in business models to address the economic, social, environmental, and nutritional problems that face the world’s food systems. The lessons of the ÉcoTrophélia project ? a unique program implemented by a group of European agricultural higher education institutions to involve students in designing and developing food ecoinnovation projects ? are explored. Through an analysis of these projects, the authors describe the tools, methods and standards that were developed to institute ecodesign into the business models of 11 ecologically-friendly food products.

This book provides operational good practices that can be implemented in educational programs and agri-food industries, to orient learning and practices towards greater sustainability.


Part 1. Food and Sustainable Development Challenges
1. Food: Issues and Challenges.
2. The Ecological Transition for Sustainable Food.

Part 2. Implementation of Ecodesign Practices in Food Innovation Projects
3. Ecodesign of Food: The Cases of ÉcoTrophélia Projects.
4. Feedback for Ecodesign and Ecoinnovation.

About the authors/editors

Gwenola Yannou-Le Bris is Senior Lecturer in Ecodesign and Ecoinnovation Management at AgroParisTech, France.

Hiam Serhan is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecoinnovation Management at AgroParisTech, France.

Sibylle Duchaîne is Senior Lecturer in Management and Human Resources at ONIRIS, Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering, National College, France.

Jean-Marc Ferrandi is Professor of Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Innovation at ONIRIS, Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering, National College, France.

Gilles Trystram is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Director General of AgroParisTech, France.