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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 ...

Grape waste could make competitive biofuel

by The University of Adelaide  (Aug. 20, 2015)

The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, University of Adelaide researchers have found. Published in the journal Bioresource Technology, the researchers showed that up to 400 litres of bioethanol could be produced by fermentation of a tonne of grape marc (the leftover skins, stalks and seeds from ...

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 ...

Webinar – Streamlining BRC Compliance: Ensuring Food Safety & Quality Through Sustainable Business

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 29, 2015)

Today, consumers’ confidence in the quality and the safety of the food products they purchase is paramount for retailers and suppliers alike. Since their introduction in 1998, the BRC Global Standards have become a priority for retailers and manufacturers in the food industry who are committed to delivering high-quality and safe products via ...

NOV supplies more Mono™ pumps to major anaerobic digestion operator

by NOV Mono - Mono Pumps Ltd  (Aug. 24, 2015)

NOV provided a pair of their Mono™ progressing cavity pumps, which are helping to manage some 12,000 tonnes of material each year, including 7,500 tonnes of food waste from North Somerset Council, at a major waste recycling plant in Weston-super-Mare. An EZstrip™ transfer pump and a Compact C range pump have been installed ...

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 ...

Scientists turn oily soil into productive ground

by Rice University  (Aug. 20, 2015)

Scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's productivity, using a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. They use a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. This approach ...

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