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Food Waste Within Global Systems

This report was commissioned by the UK’s Global Food Security (GFS) programme to better understand the issues surrounding food waste in developing and developed countries, with a particular focus on understanding where new approaches and new research may be instrumental in reducing waste. http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/assets/pdfs/food-waste-report.pdf

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Italy Calls for Food Security to Be U.N. Priority

Italy wants to lead efforts to make food security a priority for global policy makers, Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in his recent debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly. http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130925-709988.html  

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German Government Investigates Postharvest Losses

A government study of postharvest losses in Germany finds the country has lost 3.3% of wheat, or about 820,000 tonnes, per year over the last three years. The researchers recommended targeted investments in storage systems, and more funding for R&D, both nationally and internationally. http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/8431    

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Prevention and Reduction of Food Waste

The European Economic and Social Committee released an ‘opinion on civil society’s contribution to a strategy for prevention and reduction of food losses and food waste’ after convening recently to discuss waste problems in Europe. The committee strongly urges that posharvest loss issues be raised to the EU level. http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.nat-opinions.25955

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IFPRI Strategy 2013 – 2018: Food Policy Research in a Time of Unprecedented Challenges

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published a strategy report for the next 5 years in food policy research. Their first strategic area is ‘ensuring sustainable food production’, which encompasses reduction of waste within the food system. Read the full report here, or see highlights here. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/ifpri-strategy-2013-2018 Full report: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/gi40.pdf Highlights: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/strategy2013hl.pdf

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Food Losses and Waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems – E-Consultation to Set the Track of the Study

Twenty-one actors from universities, NGOs, regulatory agencies, and knowledge institutes have committed to creating a more resource-efficient Europe by addressing food loss and food waste under a 4-year project, FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). FAO is a project partner, and is contributing greatly to the food loss discussion by developing […]

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EU FUSIONS

Twenty-one actors from universities, NGOs, regulatory agencies, and knowledge institutes have committed to creating a more resource-efficient Europe by addressing food loss and food waste under a 4-year project, FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). FAO is a project partner, and is contributing greatly to the food loss discussion by developing […]

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Boost Waste Research to Secure Food Supply

A leading UK academic announced at a recent forum on food security that investment in reducing waste is far more significant than spending to increase productivity. http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Manufacturing/Boost-waste-research-to-secure-food-supply  

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New Global Food Security Report and Public Exhibition

UK Global Food Security (GFS) Research Partnership collaborated with leading experts to produce a new report, “Global Food Systems and UK Food Imports”. Key topics include the need for a better functioning supply chain, reducing food waste, and securing safer foods (Report PDF). http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/news-events/news/2013/130322-pr-gfs-report-public-exhibition.html

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Packaging Optimization and Preventative Role Key in Food Waste Battle

e European Organization for Packaging and the Environment claims reducing food loss and waste depends on the optimization of packaging. They have created a task force focused on technological innovations and solutions. http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Supply-Chain/Packaging-optimisation-and-preventative-role-key-in-food-waste-battle

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