Sonia A. Socaci

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca

Sonia A. Socaci has a PhD degree in Biotechnologies awarded by the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and is currently a researcher and associate professor at the Faculty of Food Science and Technology. She has a solid background in the field of extraction and characterization of bioactive compounds from vegetal matrices, food waste exploitation, development of new functional products, food authentication, and quality control. She was involved in multiple national and international research projects as a member or project leader. Her current research is to continue in the previous interdisciplinary direction of characterizing the chemical composition of vegetal matrices and exploiting non-conventional sources of bioactive compounds using modern methods and innovative technology.

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One of the biggest challenges facing the food industry and society is the reduction of food waste. Annually, all over the world, millions of tons of agro-food waste are produced, and their efficient management and valorization represents one of the main objectives of EU actions towards sustainable development. The book compiles information on the possibilities of the recovery of valuable compounds from food waste and their valorization in different food and non-food applications, as well as new preservation methods for optimizing food waste reduction.

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