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World Environment Day

This year’s theme of the United Nations Environment Programme World Environment Day (WED) is “Think, Eat, Save”, which is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages people around the world to reduce their environmental footprint by saving food. Exhibition activities will be held in Zimbabwe, and initiatives will be coordinated worldwide by WED […]

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Food & International Security: Wasted

One UK academic claims there are strong links between potential water wars, land-grabbing, and postharvest loss. He argues food loss must be treated as a geopolitical issue, and that there needs to be more scientific research, funding, policy support, and awareness of PHL. http://theriskyshift.com/2013/02/food-international-security-wasted/

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Think. Eat. Save.

The United Nations launched a new global campaign against food loss and waste last week. UNEP, FAO, and other partners announced the “Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Footprint” campaign targeted towards reducing food waste worldwide. The campaign is supported by FAO’s Save Food Initiative and will focus on the consumer, retail, and hospitality sectors. http://www.thinkeatsave.org/

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Global Food Waste Not, Want Not

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public […]

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We Throw Away Half Our Food

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public concern over PHL. […]

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Food Waste: Half Of All Food Ends Up Thrown Away

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public […]

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How Much Water is Needed to Produce Food and How Much Do We Waste?

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public […]

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Govt Gets Involved to Cut Food Waste

Hong Kong seeks to reduce its 40% food waste by setting up the Food Wise Hong Kong Steering Committee. The committee is a combination of private, public, and civil sector representatives that will work to promote public awareness and best practices in public and private institutions over the course of at least the next three […]

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Tackling Waste Could Resolve Sustainability Challenges in Food Industry

The global food industry is increasingly concerned about food loss and food waste as prices rise for the third time in 5 years and global supply chains grow more vulnerable. Private sector mitigation strategies include forming the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), establishing food recovery programs, and composting food waste.  http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=104301

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Hungering for a Solution to Food Losses

The Wall Street Journal featured an article discussing the need to reduce food loss worldwide. The article highlights the distinction between developed and developing nations’ problems of loss, and describes key interventions such as hermetically sealed bags, metal silos, solar-powered dehydrators, and food recovery programs.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324461604578191860349076882.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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