REFRESH researcher Lisanne van Geffen won The Science Battle against other researchers on the event: The Future of Waste – de kracht van kringlopen, 12th of October 2017 in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

A Sino-Nordic Seminar on Sustainable Food Systems and Food Waste was held on January 13-14, 2018, in Shanghai, China. Over 40 active researchers and stakeholders from the Nordic countries and China in the field of sustainable food systems and food waste shared experience and discussed potential directions of collaboration.

The next FOOD 2030 high-level event will be held under the Bulgarian Presidency in Plovdiv on 14-15 June 2018. The event will focus on the research policy agenda for sustainable food systems. 

 

This report identifies drivers of food waste across the supply chain in five food categories: bread, dairy, potatoes/tomatoes, prepared meals (sandwiches), and processed meat/poultry. These drivers were linked with the main waste streams they generate. 

The progress of the Refresh project and the latest initiatives of the members of the Platform were presented, the next steps to be followed in the coming months were also discussed. We enjoyed both an interesting and entertaining program. 

A Tesco Európa közzétette a 2016/2017-es pénzügyi évre vonatkozó jelentését a működése során keletkező élelmiszer-felesleg és -hulladék mennyiségéről. Az áruházlánc a szektor képviselői közül a Közép-Európai régióban elsőként publikált ilyen adatokat, mert meggyőződése, hogy az átláthatóság és a mérés nélkülözhetetlen ahhoz, hogy még hatékonyabb lépéseket tegyen a pazarlás visszaszorítása érdekében.

Tesco Europe has published its report on the amount of food surplus and waste generated during its operation for the financial year 2016/2017. The chain stores has published such data first from the sector representatives in the Central European region, for it is convinced that transparency and measurement are indispensable to taking even more effective steps to reduce waste.

The United Nations estimates that if farmers around the world fed their livestock on the food that we currently waste and on agricultural by-products, enough grain would be liberated to feed an extra three billion people. To help food businesses contribute to such a grand waste-free future, REFRESH has built a web app for businesses to clarify which surplus food is suitable, and what needs to be done to send the food to animal feed in a safe and legal way.

Az Agrár Marketing Centrum szervezésében szeptemberben tartották az idei Országos Mezőgazdasági Kiállítás és Vásárt. Az OMÉK 2017 elsődleges célja, hogy szakmai szempontból bemutassa a fejlett, hatékony, környezettudatos vállalkozásokra, családi gazdaságokra, kis- és őstermelőkre épülő mezőgazdaságot, és annak értékeit, eredményeit megismertesse a szakmával és a nagyközönséggel. Az esemény kiemelt témája volt élelmiszerpazarlás elleni küzdelem.

The Hungarian pilot working platform (PWP) meeting was organised as a conference alongside the National Agriculture and Food Exhibition and Fair. The event took place in September 2017 and the main organizer was the Agricultural Marketing Agency. The primary objective of the event was to present professionally the development of advanced, efficient, environmentally conscious businesses, family farms, small and primary producers, and introduce their values ​​and results to the profession and to the general public. One of the main focus points of the event was the fight against food waste.

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