19/06/2012 - Prepare an original meal without having to shop for new ingredients: that is the concept of Left2Cook, a new app that offers easy and delicious recipes based on what you already have in your fridge.

Left2Cook has the same structure as an online cookbook, but it works just the opposite way: the ingredients already in the house determine which recipe ideas are possible. This makes it very convenient for consumers who wish to prepare their meals themselves, but do not have the time to go grocery shopping every day. The app is also a very useful tool to red...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 13:48

Food Waste - A Global Challenge

12/06/2012 - The European Environment Agency puts special focus on the issue of food waste. Around one third of the food produced globally is lost or wasted. When more than one billion people around the world go to bed feeling hungry, it is impossible not to ask what can be done. But food waste is not only a missed opportunity to feed the hungry. It also represents a substantial loss of other resources such as land, water, energy - and labour.

Worldwide, more than 4 billion people depend on three staple crops - rice, maize and wheat. Thus, the rise in food prices fr...

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29/05/2012 - The annual meeting of the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, from May 10 to 12, 2012. Members of European food banks met with representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and multinational food manufacturers to discuss the topic of partnerships with stakeholders in the food chain (producers, food industry, retailers).

Considering the increasing number of economically deprived people in the European Union, where 80 million live below the poverty line (Source: Eurostat), participants agreed on the urgency of t...

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