Food – A Resource and Waste, from Ecological and Social Aspects
Borislava Todorova1*, Iliana Velcheva1, Stoyka Penkova2
1 - Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, Tzar Assen Str. 24, Plovdiv, 4000, BULGARIA
2 - Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of Sociology and Human Sciences, Tzar Assen Str. 24, Plovdiv, 4000, BULGARIA
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. The purpose of this synopsis is to trace the important issue of food as a resource and waste from an ecology point of view and their interconnection with social ecology, to present important contemporary aspects in understanding this issue and to identify approaches in creating ecological and social attitude toward food. This research focuses on the processes of food waste reduction. Apart from the purely quantitative (material) aspects, it draws our attention to the immaterial side of waste, which has to do with our value system.
Key words: Ecology, food, waste, values, attitudes, sociology.