Peano Cristiana

Peano Cristiana
Università degli Studi di Torino | UNITO · Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

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While the link between cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and air pollution is well-known, recent studies provided a growing body of evidence that polluted air, particularly air with high levels of particulate matter with a diameter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM 2.5), can have a range of negative impacts on health, both in terms of mortal...
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The 2030 Agenda of the United Nations merged in 17 goals the strong need to change the pattern of human life on the planet in a path of strengthening sustainability especially in an era that is widely defined as Anthropocene. The Global Action Program (GAP) on Education and Sustainable Development was adopted based on the power of education and kno...
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The public catering sector has important responsibilities in seeking a change toward more sustainable choices for many aspects related to the environmental impacts of their services. The environmental impact of production processes can be studied through life cycle assessment (LCA), which allows a greater awareness of choices and has rarely been ap...
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Since the mid-1990s, there has been a growing interest among consumers and producers in downscaling to a local level the length of the agri-food chains as a solution for fairer and more sustainable food production systems. From the point of view of consumption, the attribute “local” is assuming an important role in defining food purchasing preferen...
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Plums are a large group of closely related stone fruit species and hybrids of worldwide economic importance and diffusion. This review deals with the main aspects concerning plum agrobiodiversity and its relationship with current and potential contributions offered by breeding in enhancing plum varieties. The most recent breeding achievements are r...
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Baby kiwi, also called hardy kiwi (Actinida arguta) is native to East Asia and currently commercialized in USA, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and Europe; however, it is still relatively unknown to consumers. In recent years, baby kiwi has gained popularity due to its nutraceutical superiority over the well-accepted green kiwi and its ease of consumpti...
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The study of the interaction between fruit trees and cover crops has been addressed in numerous works over the last 50 years or more, evidencing the need to evolve from a productive orchard to an orchard that plays different ecosystem roles in terms of environmental sustainability rather than just productivity. This review, through an analysis of t...
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Featured Application: To date, no studies have been reported on the sensory lexicon for the characterization of Actinidia arguta fruits, for which validation could be important to improve the knowledge of the qualitative characteristics of baby kiwi. The aim of this manuscript, reported as a short communication, was to use the check-all-that-apply...
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As a perennial xerophytic shrub, characterized by plesiomorphic features, the caper (Capparis spinosa L.) is naturally spread throughout the Mediterranean basin and occupies an important ecological role, as well as an economic one, in traditional and specialized systems for commercial production. This species, in spite of its wide diffusion, is cur...
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Attribute's perception and impact on liking are crucial in quality assessments. An approach with analytical and sensory methods is often necessary to ensure a reliable description of quality perception without neglecting product's characterization. Moreover, the presence of nonlinear patterns demands appropriate models. A methodology is proposed to...
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Rural development policies today include significant directions towards ecological transition and sustainability. Biodiversity plays a fundamental role, especially in fragile environments. The North African oases, for example, are socio-ecological structures with delicate balances in terms of natural resources, where the activation of participatory...
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Almond cultivation in Sicily is experiencing a phase of great interest which is mainly concentrated in the development of specialized orchards, with irrigation and by adopting cultivars with high qualitative and quantitative performances. These are mostly Mediterranean genotypes with high fat content and hard or semi-hard shell, extremely different...
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The fundamental role of preserving and safeguarding agro-biodiversity is concealed in the relationship between nature and culture. The article aims to present two specific cases, the Ark of Taste and Presidia projects, promoted by the association Slow Food International which ambition is to preserve native breeds and local plant varieties, support...
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Over the past few years, there has been an increasing interest in the development of alternative pest control strategies to reduce environmental impact. In this contest, exclusion nets have been evaluated as a sustainable alternative to pesticides. In this study, the use of a photoselective exclusion net was investigated in semi-field conditions as...
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Previous research has suggested that activities such as community gardens could offer a wide range of health benefits. The aim of the article is to systematically review the available literature to analyse the magnitude of the phenomenon, the geographical distribution, and the main characteristics in terms of health outcomes and target populations....
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Background Marketing strategies, such as branding, redefine how consumers perceive quality and create new requirements related to season length and quality homogeneity, among others. For short-day (SD) strawberry cultivar brands, the commercial season is short due to a dependency on temperature and photoperiod. A plausible strategy to extend the co...
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Globally, almond production is experiencing a growing trend thanks to a strong interest in the health, gastronomic, and industrial properties that are linked to the fruits and their derivatives. After a constant and marked decline in the second half of the last century, the Mediterranean Basin is thoroughly reassessing this crop, which provides sig...
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The high quality of the various biotypes present in the natural or cultivated state is one of the main features for caper production. Up to now, however, no selection activity has been carried out in order to identify the most suitable accessions for providing better quality products. In this paper, we report the first results of a selection of cap...
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The Multiple Factor Analysis (MFA) was applied to assess deterioration patterns and evaluate quality stability of bananas samples with 5 different origins. Quality evaluation (weight loss, dry matter, colour, total soluble solids, texture and nutraceutical analysis) was conducted at 21°C for up to 12 days of storage time. Ecuador samples retained a...
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A growing awareness that highly intensified agricultural systems have made a substantial worldwide contribution to the worsening of the resilience capacity of natural ecosystems has, over the last twenty years, brought general attention to agroecological management models. This aspect is even more evident in industrial agriculture, which is based o...
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Objective: It has been documented that several major components of air pollution, including trace elements and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are associated with the prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the impact of air pollution on the SLE disease activity is still elusive. In this paper, we review the current evidence i...
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Single-cultivar juices may be a valuable way to introduce different versions of a product to the market and obtain price discrimination. To communicate a product's value, complex characteristics incorporated by each cultivar must be identified. New sensory methods rely on the assessor's ability to recall attributes; however, the use of objective vo...
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This research explored the preferences and buying habits of a sample of 620 consumers of fresh-cut, ready-to-eat salads. A best–worst scaling approach was used to measure the level of preference stated by individuals regarding 12 attributes for quality (intrinsic, extrinsic and credence) of fresh-cut salads. The experiment was carried out through d...
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A sustainable future for the community is one of the objectives established by the European Union Agenda 2030. Furthermore, sustainable consumption has been identified as one of the possible trajectories for sustainable development. It is for this reason that food production, distribution and consumption ways cannot be overlooked for sustainability...
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Strategies are needed to reduce the substantial fruit losses of Actinidia arguta (speciality fruits) caused by the high perishability of the edible skin. Fruit leathers are considered a valuable opportunity to meet the requirements of today’s consumers searching for healthy and time-saving products. This work aimed to (a) develop a novel baby kiwif...
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This study assesses consumer preferences during fruit and vegetable (FV) sales, considering the sociodemographic variables of individuals together with their choice of point of purchase. A choice experiment was conducted in two metropolitan areas in Northwest Italy. A total of 1170 consumers were interviewed at different FV purchase points (mass re...
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The challenge of developing a sustainable production system includes the reduction of emissions, the efficient use of resources, and the transition to renewable energy. The bioeconomy proposes a development model aimed at reducing impacts and risks associated with the use of non-renewable resources considering the life cycle of products. The Europe...
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Baby kiwi fruits (Actinidia arguta) represents a relatively new product in the fresh italian market and the crop is grown in recent years. They are similar to berries and their storage period is different from other kiwi. The aim of this work is to evaluate the evolution of some quality parameters of packaged fruits of two cultivar actually markete...
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In the baby kiwifruit food chain, the extent of losses caused by high perishability of the edible skin is a barrier for these fruit's position in the fresh market. Thus, maintaining the overall quality in the warehouse is fundamental for the market channel. The wrapping technique with a stretch film represents a fine opportunity for maintaining fru...
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Few studies have investigated sensory quality in multi-varietal fruit brands due to challenges in making comparisons between varieties harvested sequentially throughout the season. Sensory data are collected in crisp form and analysed using a great amount of numerical data. However, human perception is vague and an assessor’s opinion comes in lingu...
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Riassunto. L'agroecologia viene spesso presentata come un'alternativa agli attuali sistemi di produzione diffusi, sebbene ci siano molte domande sulla reale possibilità di una produzione alimentare sufficiente-mente elevata per una popolazione in crescita. L' analisi sviluppata in questo paper è basata sulla ricer-ca scientifica degli ultimi vent'a...
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Halyomorpha halys (Stal) (Heteroptera Pentatomidae) is becoming one of the most worrisome pests for many fruit crops worldwide causing serious fruit damage and thus heavy economic losses. Insecticide treatments are not so effective in containing this pest, and they should be repeated every 7-10 days. Therefore, exclusion nets represent one of the m...
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In this chapter, Corsi, Barbera, Dansero, and Peano review the main findings of the research presented in this volume. These findings support the concept of alternativeness as a continuum rather than a dichotomy, due to the heterogeneity of consumers’ and producers’ preferences for private, rival attributes of self-interest or non-rival, altruistic...
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Growing concern about the conventional food system’s unsustainability has focused attention on AFNs, emphasizing how, over and above the production methods, the technical functions and forms of distribution channels have become more relevant. The notion of ‘environmental quality’ along the entire supply chain has thus become a core feature in chara...
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This chapter deals with AFNs’ relationship with the territory and the environment. Two sub-chapters address the environmental implications of AFNs and their territorial implications. The first sub-chapter examines the claims of AFNs’ superiority over conventional chains and presents empirical tests of the different chains’ environmental impact. The...
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The subchapters analyse the role of consumers and their purchasing choices from different angles. All approaches acknowledge that AFNs are deeply shaped by agents’ intrinsic motivation and by the role of interpersonal relationships, but their understandings of these dimensions differ. In the economic approach, other-regarding motives are relevant a...
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In this chapter, Corsi, Barbera, Dansero, Orlando, and Peano present the general theoretical framework for the research described in this volume. They discuss the concept of Alternative Food Networks as presented in the literature and the criteria of “alternativeness” on which it is based (length of the chain, local origin, embeddedness), arguing t...
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In alternative as in conventional market channels, environmental sustainability has become increasingly relevant in guiding and orienting consumers’ purchasing behaviour. In the case of fruit and vegetables, where most of the green attributes cannot be verified even after the consumption experience, green consumption takes different context-depende...
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In recent years, Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) have been a key issue both in the scientific community and in public debates. This is due to their profound implications for rural development, local sustainability, and bio-economics. This edited collection discusses what the main determinants of the participation of operators – both consumers and...
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The effect of precutting hot water treatments on the quality of minimally processed kiwifruits was studies. Whole fruits were subjected to hot water dipping (HWD) at 45 °C for 25 or 75 min, minimally processed, packed and stored at 0 °C for 8 days. Weight loss, respiration rate, gas composition, texture, color, titratable acidity, pH, soluble solid...
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The use of sustainable sanitization technique such as those of the ionization represent a good opportunity to the management of the post harvest of fresh and perishable fruits of short shelf life such as strawberry and more so if the application of these technologies does not influence significantly the evolution of the qualitative and nutraceutica...
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The introduction and the development of the kiwifruit industry in Italy have been quite recent, Italy’s kiwi growers have become world-leading players over the past 20 years. In the last five years, the bacterial canker of kiwifruit known as Pseudomonas syringae pv. Actinidiae (PSA) has caused a dramatic reduction in the size of the areas cultivate...
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In recent years, there is increasing consumption and interest in berry fruits in general and blueberries in particular due to their nutritional and health characteristics. However, blueberries are highly susceptible to microbial contamination and loss of product quality. In this study, the effects of postharvest washing treatment and cold storage (...
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Urban gardens take on different forms and meanings, which vary depending on the socio-economic context where they located/used and how it evolves over time. This makes a garden comparable to a micro-social ecosystem, different from other gardens and ever changing. As with every social-ecosystem resulting from a territorialisation process, there is...
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The sustainability of packaging is an important part of food system innovation and it can influence the purchase decision for the fresh produce. In this work, we evaluated the qualitative performance and the consumer acceptability of three starch films for the blueberry modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) storage under fluctuating temperatures. Fru...
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The local fruit biodiversity can represent a good opportunity to maintain the agriculture and to develop economies in "marginal" territory such as those in the mountain rural areas. The genetic diversity of the Morus spp. is little known in the Western Pamir mountains, so that the objective of the present study was to improve the knowledge of the p...
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The growing trend market of fresh products is driven by a consumer oriented to new lifestyles and environmental issues. The berries market in Europe represents a good example of a consumer driven supply chain, due to the capacity to answer all the sequences of the system. To explore the process developed by fruit growers' associated groups in Italy...
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The strawberries having an high perishability are more likely off-flavor during the postharvest. The control of volatile composition and quality of fruits during the postharvest handling is important especially in response to the change of the storage temperature. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of "green" passive MAP using f...
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This study evaluated the texture profile analysis, total soluble solids (TSS) and the fruit skin colour of four day neutral strawberry cultivars cultivated in Italy (Anabelle, Murano*, Portola* and Triumph) at four harvest times. The interrelationships of the analysed parameters was determined using principal component analysis to suggest the best...
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The study investigated the effects of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) gas on the postharvest quality of raspberries (cv Grandeur) during storage. Weight loss, color, total soluble solids content (TSSC), titratable acidity (TA), pH, vitamin C, total phenols, anthocyanins and antioxidant capacity were evaluated. The ClO2 positively influenced weight loss, co...
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Biodiversity linked to fruit cultivation plays a key role in terms of the availability of quality products and nutraceutical compounds for the food industry. Thus underutilized species such as Sorbus domestica L. can be an important resource. The aim of this study was to evaluate 31 local accessions from different growing areas on the Island of Sic...
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The use of green materials in the packaging can drive the choice of fresh fruits by the consumers. The objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability of green wrapping films for use in passive modified atmosphere packaging for the storage of strawberries (cv. Portola) for 7 days at 1 ± 1°C followed by an additional 2 days at 20 ± 1°C. One...
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Consumers can be important active contributors to a sustainable society by selecting foods that are produced respecting environmental and socially ethical standards. In the fruit sector, sustainability issues are often associated with imprecisely defined concepts such as " locally grown " , " freshness " and " local product ". This study has invest...
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In the challenging world of territorial transformations within the agriculture, there is an increasing need for an integrated methodological framework of assessment that is able to reconcile the demand for solutions that are both economically sustainable and contribute to environmental and social improvement. This study aims to assess the introduct...
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In this paper, two alternative integrated power systems were considered: one based on photovoltaic and hydrogen technology (electrolyzer coupled with a fuel cell), the other based on photovoltaic and batteries. The two systems, designed for off-grid applications, were sized for a photovoltaic energy production in the area of Turin, Italy, to provid...
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School gardens are, increasingly, an integral part of projects aiming to promote nutritional education and environmental sustainability in many countries throughout the world. In the late 1950s, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) and UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) had already developed projects to improve the dietary intake and behavi...
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The concern for products that meet the requirements of sustainability is a key factor that drives consumers and can be the engine of a successful economy in the food businesses. In the specific case of the fresh fruit and vegetables, more than ever, sustainability understood as a greater focus on the social and environmental performance of the prod...
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The use of quality indicators is crucial in selling plums in more distant markets and the evaluation of freshness through multiple index is fundamental to evaluate the goodness of the storage technique. In this study we evaluated the quality of two european plums cultivars ('Ramasin' and 'Ariddo di Core' with purple and yellow flesh colour respecti...
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The influence of active modified atmosphere packaging MAP (10.0 kPa of O2and5 kPa of CO2) on palletized system was evaluated to extend the marketability of fresh plums cv. Angeleno. Fruits were wrapped with a polyethylene film in pallet bag units at 1C and 90% relative humidity for up to 60 days. The gas values of the pallet bags, the fruit weight los...
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The raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) fruit is considered a very delicate and highly perishable fruit. This study was conducted to evaluate the evolutions of acetaldehyde (AA), ethyl acetate (EA), ethanol (ETOH), the headspace gas composition (O2 and CO2) and the quality parameters (weight losses, colour, total solid soluble and the titratable acidity) o...