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28/01/2013 - On Tuesday 22 January, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and several other partners launched a new global campaign to cut food waste. The Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint campaign is supported by the SAVE FOOD Initiative to reduce food loss and waste along the entire chain of food production and...

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25/01/2013 - Restaurants have been called upon by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to reduce their food waste, after the SRA stated restaurants waste almost five times more food than an average UK household.

Hundreds of restaurants have undertaken efforts to reduce food waste, but, the SRA says, an industry average of almost half a kilo per diner is unacceptable.

Research from the SRA shows that the average restaurant produc...

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22/01/2013 - While ten years ago around 3-4% of all fresh food products would end up as waste in supermarkets, nowadays this number has – partly due to better logistics – been reduced to 1-2%, claims Food Supply Chain Expert Toine Timmermans of Wageningen University.

According to Timmermans, who has been studying the subject for ten years, supermarkets have increased cooperation with suppliers and optimized the supply after initial years of great wastage due to the introduction of ready-made meals and pre-cut vegetables. Other measures that have helped, are the ...

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