Food waste reduction

Reducing food waste across global food chains

Worldwide, massive amounts of food are wasted and in this policy brief, the SIANI Expert Group “Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains” identifies what can be done to decrease and avoid food waste.

Reducing food waste across global food chains

About a third of edible food produced worldwide is wasted, and by reducing this waste we can feed more people without increasing production, reduce the fossil fuel dependence, decrease pressure on water & land resources and save money.

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Food waste: take it or leave it?

The food produced around the world each day is enough to feed 12 billion people, yet 8 million people go to bed hungry. Why?

Food waste: A global challenge, a local solution

In a few decades around 75% of the population will be living in cities. How will we feed those cities?

2016 Food Waste and Hunger Summit

Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculure CC BY 2.0

Students and staff from universities across the country share best practices, ideas and resources to expand their impact in the fight against food insecurity. 

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G20 leaders take action for sustainable food systems and food waste reduction

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“Global leverage points” for sustainable food security

Achieving sustainable global food security is one of humanity’s great challenges. A team of international scientists has identified key “global leverage points” that offer the best opportunities to improve both global food security and environmental sustainability.