food waste

Promising research on bioplastic from fruit waste

Promising research on bioplastic from fruit waste

Published on Apr 14th, 2021
Photo: Cristián Valdés Biochemist in charge of the project - FIA

Chilean researchers are working to create packaging containers for fruits for export to Europe and Asia using apple, pear, grape, peach and tomato waste. The initiative is promoted by the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA) and executed by the Universidad Católica del Maule, with support from the Foundation for Fruit Development (FDF) and San Jorge Packaging.

US consumers join struggle to combat food waste

US consumers join struggle to combat food waste

Published on Apr 14th, 2021
Photo: USA store by Eurofresh Distribution Magazine

US consumers are making lifestyle changes to reduce food waste, according to new research by Proagrica. The study found that 76% of shoppers say they are more likely to shop more often and in smaller quantities to avoid having to throw away unwanted or spoiled food. Around 74% are now likely to buy more frozen food for the same reason, and 50% state they are now prepared to buy the "ugly" fruit and vegetables.

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Anecoop signs up to Pro-Enrich waste project for citrus waste

Anecoop signs up to Pro-Enrich waste project for citrus waste

Published on Aug 12th, 2020

Citrus production and consumption often involves a great deal of waste and environmental damage, but this may soon be a thing of the past! Spanish second-tier cooperative Anecoop has joined a European project Pro-Enrich to find new uses for citrus waste. The Pro-Enrich initiative aims to create a new business model for extracting high-value components from citrus residues, as well as from waste of tomatoes, olives and rapeseed.

DiMuto Joins International Pineapple Organization (IPO) as Trade Technology Partner

DiMuto Joins International Pineapple Organization (IPO) as Trade Technology Partner

Published on May 05th, 2020
DiMuto 4T Suite Solution /// Source: Press Release

 

DiMuto, a tech-based trade solutions platform, is now the official Trade Technology Partner for International Pineapple Organization, a global trade organization. The new partnership will see DiMuto providing support to IPO members to digitalize their produce and supply chains while strengthening the IPO’s presence in Southeast Asia.

 

Improving fruit shelf life with newly developed sticker

Improving fruit shelf life with newly developed sticker

Published on Apr 15th, 2020

 

StixFresh is advancing the fresh food sector with its latest innovation, a 100% natural and safe sticker that can be applied to a large variety of produce, such as apples, pears, avocados, kiwis, mangoes, and oranges, to name but a few. It was Kuala Lumpur-based innovator Zhafri Zainudin’s curiosity and sheer determination that allowed him to develop a solution that can ultimately extend fresh produce shelf life and reduce waste.

$161 billion of food wasted each year

$161 billion of food wasted each year

Published on Feb 25th, 2020

A report published by the USDA estimates the annual wastage of food to be at over $161 billion at the retail and consumer stage of the supply chain, with 30% of losses in fruits and vegetables occurring in the earlier stages of the chain. One factor impacting food loss is price volatility. When prices fall below production costs, it becomes unprofitable for growers to advance produce through the supply chain. When prices go up, growers may be incentivised to send products of lower cosmetic quality to market, which can then lead to increased loss further down the supply chain.

Sainsbury's commits to £1 billion to become Net Zero by 2040

Sainsbury's commits to £1 billion to become Net Zero by 2040

Published on Feb 12th, 2020

UK retailer Sainsbury’s has issued a pledge that its operations will become Net Zero in line with the goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement, and a decade ahead of the UK Government’s own target. The project will focus on reducing carbon emissions, food waste, plastic packaging, water usage and increasing recycling, biodiversity and healthy and sustainable eating    Sainsbury’s will work collaboratively with suppliers and will ask suppliers for their own carbon reduction commitments. 

Apeel & Nature’s Pride debut longer-lasting produce to fight food waste in Europe

Apeel & Nature’s Pride debut longer-lasting produce to fight food waste in Europe

Published on Jan 08th, 2020

 

Apeel Sciences, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and Nature's Pride, a leading supplier of produce in Europe with a focus on innovation and sustainability, have announced that Apeel avocados are now on store shelves in Europe. As Apeel’s supply partner in Europe, Nature’s Pride has integrated the Apeel solution across its expansive avocado value chain to bring Apeel avocados to EDEKA and Netto in Germany, and Salling Group stores Føtex and Bilka in Denmark.

AECOC report shows young people aged 25-34 waste the most food

AECOC report shows young people aged 25-34 waste the most food

Published on Oct 08th, 2019

 

The report 'Habits for the use of food in Spanish households' indicates that 11.7% of millennials believe they frequently waste their food due to poor planning, due to products expiration, or because they do not know how to take advantage of leftover food. 73% of users admit that they consume products once their expiration date is exceeded, in many cases due to ignorance of their true meaning.

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