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Urgent collaboration required on food wastage

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (Oct. 16, 2013)

Urgent collaboration along the entire food chain is needed if the world is to address the problem of food waste and losses, a high-level seminar heard in Rome today. Everyone has a critical role to play in preventing wastage, from farmers to processors, transporters, retailers and consumers, according to the seminar on combating global food ...

FAO and UNEP launch first comprehensive study to analyze impact of food wastage on economy and natural resources

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 10, 2013)

The direct global economic cost of food waste amounts to hundreds of billions of dollars annually. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), over a third of the food produced globally is either lost or wasted - in a world where 870 million people go hungry every day. Food wastage is not only causing major ...

International Sports Bodies Call for Immediate Measures to Reduce Food Wastage at Sports Events

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Nov. 1, 2013)

International sports federations today called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Organizers of Olympics games and international and local sports competitions to take 'immediate measures' to reduce food wastage at such events. The Sochi Declaration, issued at the close of the 10th World Conference on Sport and Environment organized ...

Reducing food loss and waste for a sustainable food future

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 21, 2013)

It is estimated that by 2050 we'll need to produce 60% more food to feed a projected global population of 9 billion people. Our ability to feed this many people while advancing the economic and social well-being of the over 1 billion who are already malnourished represents a serious global challenge. Yet today one out of every four calories of ...

Fingerprinting emissions from waste incinerators

by National Physical Laboratory (NPL)  (Jul. 23, 2015)

The use of MWIs to dispose of materials such as plastic, glass and food waste is increasing in the UK due to EU restrictions on the use of landfill. The European Industrial Emissions Directive, which aims to protect the environment and human health, imposes strict limits on emissions of heavy metals and other pollutants from MWIs. However, the ...

Wasted food is also wasted water

by Environmental News Network  (Aug. 25, 2008)

The world's growing food crisis - which triggered riots and demonstrations in over 30 developing nations early this year - is being aggravated primarily by wastage and overconsumption. 'Obesity is a much bigger problem than undernourishment,' said Professor Jan Lundqvist of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). He pointed out ...

Circular economy: MEPs call for “systemic change” to address resource scarcity

by European Parliament  (Jul. 9, 2015)

The EU needs to use natural resources more efficiently - a 30% increase in resource productivity by 2030 could boost its GDP by nearly 1% and create an extra 2 million sustainable jobs, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. But to achieve this growth, it needs binding waste-reduction targets, revamped ecodesign laws and measures to uncouple ...

Geotech’s first GA5000 landfill gas analyser takes 100,000 readings for SUEZ environnement

by Geotech  (Jul. 20, 2015)

Geotech's first GA5000 analyser, manufactured three years ago, was recently spotted in the company's calibration rig.  This portable landfill gas monitor was the first production unit of the newly launched GA5000 gas analyser range and has prompted Geotech to look into the analyser's life since then. ...

New Food Waste Framework Points to a Fundamental Rethink of Food Practices

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

To solve the problem of food waste we need to radically rethink how our food is produced and consumed, researchers argue in a recent study. They propose a new framework that considers how to reduce wastage throughout the supply chain. Preventing excess levels of food production and consumption in the first place is its most important step. Food ...

New food waste framework points to a fundamental rethink of food practices

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

To solve the problem of food waste we need to radically rethink how our food is produced and consumed, researchers argue in a recent study. They propose a new framework that considers how to reduce wastage throughout the supply chain. Preventing excess levels of food production and consumption in the first place is its most important step. Food ...

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