Call for Chapters: Global Food Safety and Security for a Sustainable Future


Diana Bogueva, Curtin University, Australia
Nicola Stanley, Global Harmonization Initiative, UK
Hubertus Lelieveld, Global Harmonization Initiative, Netherlands

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 24, 2024
Full Chapters Due: August 22, 2024
Submission Date: August 22, 2024


There is a pressing need for resetting the not-fit-for-the-purpose world food systems that is supposed to provide nourishment, jobs, and economic opportunities. Hunger is on the rise, healthy diets are unaffordable for the world’s poorest people, and ~30% of food produced is wasted. Moreover, the global food system is unsustainable. Food systems are responsible for around a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, and have contributed to ~60% of the loss of biodiversity since the 1970s.There is a need to move towards a more sustainable food system in which food is produced to adequately feed the current generations without compromising the economic, social and environmental foundations for future generations. A food system transition is required that will significantly change the way food is produced and consumed. This will change diets and food habits, whilst improving food safety, and the adequacy and security of the food chain. These topics are high on most national and global political agendas, encouraged by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, and the Green Deal of the European Union.


The issues of food safety and security, and the need for necessary food and diet transitions for a sustainable future are the focus of this book in collaboration with the 2nd GHI World Congress, which seeks to establish new directions in ensuring food safety and security of supply chains around the world. The outcome aims to provide new ways to improve the status of human health and help to eradicate hunger and malnutrition. In addition food safety regulations are not effective if they aren’t based on state-of-the-art science. Half a century of authoritative research has shown that science-based regulations are key to achieving real-world food safety protections for consumers around the globe. However, throughout the world, food safety regulations, if based on science at all, often are originated from decades-old data and methods, many of which are not relevant to human exposure or to mitigating actual risks from unsafe food.

• It’s a global problem that can be solved. The problems presented by food safety regulations underpinned by inadequate science are not limited to developing countries, a common misperception. A troubling number of developed countries have instituted food safety regulations that also use outdated or inaccurate data as their evidence base.

• A platform for change. The focus is on food safety and quality assessment via updated and validated assays, including how and when to implement the most suitable chemical, microbiological, genetic toxicological and genomic assays from farm to fork, and how to transfer these technologies to assess food safety accurately.

In bringing together leading scientists, researchers and research scholars from academia and industry, policy makers and prominent decision makers from international organisations, activists and representatives from civil society from across the globe, the book aims to advance the conversation about the important role of science in improving food security, safety and quality through providing the foundation for meaningful legislation and regulation for sustainable food future. The book chapters will be based but not limited on the best presentations and in collaboration with scientists participating and disseminating their research results at the 2nd GHI World Congress on Global Food Safety and Security: Stepping up the Transition of the Global Food System for a Sustainable Future. The congress will be held from 18 – 20 March 2024 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the fields of nutrition, food science technologists, food science scientists, researchers and students, genetic toxicologists, food science specialists in chemistry, food science specialists in microbiology, food safety specialists in DNA molecular biology and genomic, specialists in food borne diseases and cancer, modelling specialists in food safety and cancer risk assessment, food nanotechnologies, nutrition and dietary management specialists, national and international food safety specialists, authorities involved in setting up food safety standards, representatives of food industries, education, press and communication specialists, public. Moreover the book will provide insights and support the disseminations of results from the 2nd GHI World Congress on Global Food Safety and Security: Stepping up the Transition of the Global Food System for a Sustainable Future to be held from 18 – 20 March 2024 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and as well as could be used for a reference book for all of the above scientific specialists around the world.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Innovations in food safety and security
  • Innovations in food safety training and education
  • New technologies for food safety and security
  • Food packaging safety developments, standardization and regulation
  • Nutrition for sustainable and healthy diets
  • Consumers and sensory science
  • Sustainability of food systems
  • Food systems and animals
  • Security of food
  • Future foods
  • Alternative proteins
  • Food ethics
  • Food laws and regulations
  • Food regulation of future foods
  • Transformation of future food systems and emerging food industries
  • Trends in health and nutrition including gut health
  • Personalised nutrition
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Food microbiology
  • Functional foods
  • Food nanotechnology
  • Food wastes, recycling wastes for generating a clean environment

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 24, 2024, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 8, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 22, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Global Food Safety and Security for a Sustainable Future. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.

Important Dates

April 24, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 8, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
August 22, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
October 20, 2024: Review Results Returned
December 1, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
December 15, 2024: Final Chapter Submission


Diana Bogueva
Curtin University, Australia

Nicola Stanley
Global Harmonization Initiative, UK


Education; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering
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