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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 ...

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 ...

Public consultation on circular economy launched by European Commission

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jun. 30, 2015)

The consultation has been launched in order to “present a new, more ambitious circular economy strategy late in 2015, to transform Europe into a more competitive resource-efficient economy, addressing a range of economic sectors, including waste”. The Circular Economy Strategy will be fully aligned with the priorities of the new ...

‘Significant’ progress in REFLEX flexible packaging recyclability project

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Jun. 30, 2015)

Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative R&D project involving high-profile global brands. Axion is working with a number of partners on the REFLEX ...

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 ...

World Food Day: Commission underlines commitment to reducing food waste in Europe

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 16, 2013)

Today marks World Food Day - an occasion to remind ourselves that around a third of food is wasted globally. This amounts to 1.3 billion tons per year according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. About 90 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in Europe – agricultural food waste and fish discards not included. Janez Potočnik, ...

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