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What could an upcycled food certification standard look like?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-24 Tue 15:12
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The Upcycled Food Association has published its first ever draft certification standard. It is also in the process of developing a food label for certified products, the UFAâs COO revealed.

📺 Producers from Granada destroy thousands of kilos of cucumber to regulate its price

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-24 Tue 12:22
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Farmers from Granada have destroyed thousands of kilos of cucumbers in Motril because cucumber prices have fallen so much that they are being sold below production costs. The producers' goal is to help regulate cucumber prices.   Source: abc.es

📅 Does your business model prevent or divert food waste in Canada?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-23 Mon 15:42
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Does your business model prevent or divert food waste in Canada? Apply to Impact Canada's Food Waste Reduction Challenge by January 18th and get the chance to win cash prizes ranging from $100,000 - $1,500,000. Learn more here: bit.ly/2UPjo5M

Government of Canada launches Food Waste Reduction Challenge

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-19 Thu 12:49
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Today, while speaking at the Arrell Food Summit, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, launched the first two streams of the Government of Canada’s Food Waste Reduction Challenge, part of the Food Policy for Canada.

Leftover Milk Could be the Key Ingredient for Carbon Capture Tech

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-19 Thu 12:17
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One elusive white whale in the fight against climate change has been carbon capture: tech that could scrub carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, but hasn’t yet been developed at scale.

The trick is finding the right material that can bind to carbon atoms released into the air. Now, scientists from Clarkson University say they’ve found the best one yet — waste milk.

The unpleasant-sounding research, which was published in the journal Advanced Sustainable Systems, could help us control carbon emissions — and prevent the food waste that contributes to them.

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Currently, dairy farms throw away 50 million gallons of perfectly-good surplus milk every year, according to a Clarkson press release on the study. Instead of pouring it down the drain, the scientists found milk to be a cheap source of activated carbons — the porous material that sticks to carbon — which are more environmentally friendly than other sources being explored.

Use your loaf: French bakery tackles food waste through 'upgraded ingredients'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-17 Tue 17:59
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French bakery La PanetiÃre des Hameaux has developed a cookie recipe that up-cycles stale bread. FoodNavigator hears more about this innovative approach to food waste.

Local college students turn food waste into fertilizer

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-10 Tue 12:26
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With help from local college students, Swissvale Borough will soon use discarded table scraps to make fertilizer and grow crops. The community, located east of Pittsburgh, teamed up with Ecotone Renewables to set up a food waste disposal system and greenhouse behind the borough building on S. Braddock…

Courgettes go to waste due to lack of labor

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-09 Mon 13:25
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Brett Heap is now the sad owner of rows of courgettes he couldn't get picked because his expert and specialised workforce can't get into the country. New Zealand is heading into peak harvest season and there aren't enough workers to get fruit off trees or vegetables from the ground. This year, Heap…

8 Reasons Sustainability is Critical in Food and Beverage Manufacturing

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-04 Wed 13:43
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Sustainability pushes a lot of our hot buttons—it’s a political issue, an economic concern, and a social conversation. Some people even see it as a moral matter. Sometimes it’s on the back burner, but then it blazes back into the headlines. Sustainability is, arguably, an industry unto itself, since the economic impact on companies trying to adhere to government guidelines or react to consumer preferences can be in the billions of dollars across a wide range of markets. Sustainability demands are hitting a variety of industries, not just food and beverage. For example, the move from the internal combustion engine to the electric vehicle can be called a “sustainability” issue.

The Eight Elements of Sustainability 1. Consumer preferences 2. Climate change 3. Food insecurity 4. Food waste 5. New foods 6. Packaging 7. Regenerative agriculture 8. Transportation and regulatory restrictionsIn light of the many disruptors in the food and beverage industry and most recently, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability is now front-page news. This article will discuss eight reasons why sustainability is now one of the defining issues in food and beverage manufacturing. Future articles in this series will examine each issue in more detail.

Philippines Customs destroys illegally imported vegetables and smuggled cigarettes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-03 Tue 07:40
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Last Sunday, the Philippines Bureau of Customs destroyed about P215 million (€2.25 mln) worth of smuggled cigarettes that were seized. Three 40-footer containers of illegally imported vegetables, such as onions, were also destroyed at a rendering facility in Porac, Pampanga on Friday. According to…

“HarvestHold™ offers proven 1-MCP technology in a simple delivery mechanism

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:20
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To reduce food waste and provide the consumer with a fresher, longer-lasting product, the world has been seeing an increase of companies that offer shelf-life extending applications. Some of the solutions in the market include developments in packaging technology, edible coatings, and powders. “We have…

Take part in an online survey to discuss the industry understanding of consumer relationships with packaging

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:17
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@RMIT is calling people from the #fruit & #vegetable #packaging sector to take part in an online survey to discuss the industry understanding of consumer relationships with packaging & how it can be designed as a way to mitigate food loss/waste.

New monitoring system could save thousands of tons of wasted food

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-27 Tue 14:54
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Thousands of tons of wasted food could be saved every year due to a new monitoring system in development that pinpoints the expiration of perishable produce, even after a âuse-byâ date has expired.

Greencovery: Meet the start-up upcycling food side-streams into ingredients

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-21 Wed 17:19
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Dutch start-up Greencovery has developed technology that helps food manufacturers recover valuable compounds from their side-streams. The resulting âhigh qualityâ ingredients help the business offer an âattractive economical propositionâ that reduces CO₂ and water consumption, co-founder and commercial director Juan Cajiao tells FoodNavigator.

Loblaw Furthers Food-Waste Reduction Efforts

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-16 Fri 13:53
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Loblaw is committing an additional $1 million to onboard its banner stores onto Second Harvest's FoodRescue.ca platform, which helps eliminate food waste and support local communities. 

Loblaw and Second Harvest, Canada's largest food rescue organization, have been partners for 35 years. There are currently 156 Loblaw locations using the FoodRescue.ca platform in Ontario and British Columbia. To date, these stores have used the platform to donate enough surplus unsold food to provide more than 500,000 meals to their local communities, and in doing so have prevented the release of more than 2.8 million kilograms of greenhouse gases.

Lockdowns ‘risk exacerbating’ food waste

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-16 Fri 13:49
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The UK's hospitality and food service industry already facing an existential threat from COVID  must brace itself for rising levels of surplus food as lockdown restrictions tighten, experts warn.

Food waste spotlighted for World Food Day: ‘It has never been a greater time to invest in a robust wastage strategy’

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-16 Fri 13:45
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The United Nations has called for a concerted push to address âharmfulâ food systems. To mark World Food Day, FoodNavigator looks at the adjustments needed to tackle one of the most pressing changes needed â a reduction in food waste.

"From waste to source of income"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-15 Thu 12:45
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On 18 September, Alderman Albert Abee of the municipality of Westland presented the first copy of the brochure 'From waste to income source! Better use of horticultural waste of the world!' to vice governor Adri Bom-Lemstra of the province of South Holland. The brochure explains what is important when it comes to reusing…

FAO calls on the Committee on World Food Security to focus on innovation and digital solutions, as well as food loss and waste

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-13 Tue 15:09
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Promoting innovation and applying digital technologies in agri-food systems, as well as reducing food loss and waste, are vital to step up the fight against hunger and poverty. This was FAO’s main message at the opening of the High-Level Special Event on Strengthening Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition.

Food and retail giants to collaborate on government-backed scheme to reduce food waste

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-13 Tue 14:02
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Some of the UK's largest retailers and food manufacturers, including Unilever, M&S, Nestlé and Amazon are collaborating to deliver a new network of "food waste champions" to help reduce the amount of food waste produced by the sectors.

Dry-misting in vegetable aisle

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-08 Thu 11:03
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A North American fruit and vegetable trader uses dry-misting. Nate Montgomery shared a clip on social media recently. It shows an assortment of fruit and vegetables where this technique is employed. Nate says he was in an 'amusement park'. "It was raining but still beautiful. I sell large quantities of fruit and vegetables. But…

Millions of melons and watermelons abandoned in two farms in Yecla, Spain

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-01 Thu 10:49
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500Foods shared this story from FP.com. The Salvemos el Arabí y Comarca Platform has denounced the abandonment of millions of melons and watermelons on two farms in the municipality of Yecla, Murcia. 4 million Yellow and Galia melons cultivated this season in nearly 130 hectares of a farm located in the Umbria del Factor were abandoned there.…

'Each year, we prevent the waste of 1,500 tons of fruit and vegetables'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-30 Wed 09:32
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Les Jardins de la Méditerranée/Imagine 84 is an association which was created in 2008 by the Ministry of Health as part of the operation “5 fruits and vegetables per day”. The action consists of recovering unsold produce from the fruit and vegetable sector in order to redistribute them to the…

After harvest care and handling of crops

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-30 Wed 09:30
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At the end of the season, there is relief in sight and the promise of a reward for the hard work and care given to a crop. If crops are not handled properly all the hard work put into growing the crop will be in vain. Improper storage and handling of horticultural crops can lead to major loss in product…

Food loss and waste must be reduced for greater food security and environmental sustainability

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-29 Tue 10:13
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At the global event marking today the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners urged everyone to do more to reduce food loss and waste or risk an even greater drop in food security and natural resources.

Cranswick eclipses international food waste reduction target

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-29 Tue 09:36
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Cranswick plc. has surpassed the Champions 12.3 Target set in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to halve food waste and loss by 2030; instead achieving a 61% reduction in edible food waste across the business in under three years. The reduction represents the elimination of over 4,216 tonnes of food waste, and waste now accounts for just 0.4% of total food produced.

The Wonderful Co. offers $1 million for pomegranate waste solution

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-28 Mon 20:20
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The Wonderful Co., Los Angeles, is offering up to $1 million for a solution to the 50,000 tons of pomegranate husks generated each year for the production of Pom Wonderful juice.

ReFED, a nonprofit working to end food loss and waste, is an advisor and managing partner for the challenge, according to a news release. Dubbed the Wonderful Innovation Challenge, the program offers up to $1 million in funding and development resources for environmentally friendly solutions to the rind, pith and seeds left from the juicing process.

“The Wonderful Innovation Challenge was born out of our mission to continually push the boundaries of sustainability by embracing bold, innovative ideas,” Steve Swartz, vice president of strategy at The Wonderful Co., said in the release. “This competition will provide a select group of winners the resources they need to grow their business, make a positive impact, and help us fulfill our environmental mission.”

Registration is open through Dec. 7 to apply for the program, which has four review stages:

Submission of a short application with a proposal; Qualified applicants will submit a detailed plan; Semi-finalists will participate in a virtual interview; and Finalists will pitch their solutions virtually to judges.

Everything You Need to Know About Food Waste

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-27 Sun 14:01
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The amount of food wasted around the world is predicted to rise by a third before the year 2030. A report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) anticipates that, if left unchecked, 2030 will see a total of 2.1 billion tons of food wasted—in stark contrast with the UN’s goals of cutting food waste in […]

Leading food retailers cutting food loss and waste in half

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-25 Fri 10:49
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A group of the world’s largest food retailers and providers announced that nearly 200 of their major suppliers have committed to root out food loss and waste from the supply chain. The 10-plus food retailers and providers lead the groundbreaking “10x20x30” initiative, with each having engaged at least 20 suppliers to halve food loss and waste by 2030.  

“The environmental, business and moral case for tackling food waste is undeniable. We need more companies to target, measure and act on food waste and publish their data if the world is to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 12.3,” said Dave Lewis, chair of Champions 12.3 and group chief executive of Tesco. “The good news is action is replacing talk. 10x20x30 is a great example of how companies are working in partnership with food suppliers to tackle this issue from farm to fork and I now urge others to follow their example.”

The food retailers and providers behind 10x20x30 are AEON, Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour, IKEA Food, Kroger, METRO AG, Migros (Turkey), Pick n Pay, The Savola Group, Sodexo, Tesco, and Walmart. Among them are six of the largest food retailers in the world, the world’s second largest foodservice provider, and leading food retailers in regions such as southern Africa, the Middle East, and Japan. Combined, participants operate in more than 80 countries.

How important is the issue of food waste to Germans?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-25 Fri 10:15
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On the occasion of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture's (BMEL) first nationwide campaign week for intensified food value estimation -running from 22 to 29 September- a survey on behalf of ALDI shows that Germans are concerned about food waste. The survey shows that practically everyone (95 per…