Sustainability and impact of the HPP technology on the environment

The world’s population is rapidly growing, thus it is increasingly important to increase the sustainability of our food production. High pressure processing (HPP) can have an important and positive environmental impact since its implementation as a food production process may lead to substantial water and energy savings. Furthermore, due to the extension of the shelf-life of processed products it allows a significant reduction of food waste. The energy and food savings promoted by the use of HPP has an impact throughout the entire food chain and therefore can contribute to environmental protection. Continue reading