In June 2017 the 2nd meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses & Food Waste, organised by DG Health and Food Safety, was held. REFRESH coordinator Toine Timmermans, together with Kate Bygrave who leads the ‘Framework for Actions’ work package, presented the RFERESH project, its establishment of national frameworks for action, success factors and recent developments within the national platforms of Germany, Hungary, Spain, and the Netherlands.

This one day conference will serve to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation (R&I) initiatives and contribute to the ongoing science-policy dialogue in the area of Food Nutrition and Security.

Total Food 2017 is an international conference exploring the latest breakthroughs in research into better ways of exploiting waste and co-products from agriculture and food production, thereby helping to minimise waste.

The EU-funded project Strategies to Reduce Food Waste in Central Europe (STREFOWA) will be hosting its second of five Food Waste Hackathons in Poland June 23-25.  

The REFRESH project has evaluated the top 20 EU food waste streams having significant environmental impact. Thirty-seven priority waste streams were further reviewed to identify the top streams for modeling and detailed research with regards to valorization. 

El partner español de REFRESH, CREDA-UPC-IRTA, está trabajando con WRAP y con actores nacionales clave para abordar el desperdicio alimentario en Cataluña y España.

A recent article in the Spanish "digitalmagazine" analyzes the complexity of the causes and solutions to food waste in Europe. Spanish Refresh partner, CREDA-UPC-IRTA, is working with WRAP as wells as key national actors to tackle food waste in Catalonia and Spain. 
 
 

As part of REFRESH we are reaching out to capture information for an up-to-date overview of current and best practice commercial examples of re-using or re-processing food sector by-products and wastes. Please contribute knowledge and contacts to the survey by 31 October 2017! Contributing to this survey supports the wider objectives of REFRESH for an efficient and sustainable use of non-preventable food sector by-products.

This report records the progress of four European countries (Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain) in the establishment of Frameworks for Action to tackle food waste along the whole supply chain.  

The Danish Minister of Environment and Food invites leading international experts, gastronomy frontrunners, influencers, and decisions makers for the World Food Summit in Copenhagen in August 2017.

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