The SAVE FOOD event will be held during Interpack, the international process technologies and packaging trade fair. In the specially fitted out area of the trade fair ‘InnovationParc Packaging,’ companies will present a range of solutions for the prevention of food wastage. Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research will be on hand to update visitors on the latest developments and innovations in the field of innovative packaging concepts.
Food & Biobased Research helps businesses to find solutions for lowering the levels of food wastage in the chain. Our experts in fresh logistics and sustainable packaging will be present at the EPDA stand (European Packaging Design Association) and would be delighted to tell you more about what we do. We will also be delivering a lecture during the EPDA event.
- 8 May, 2:15 PM: Food Waste and Packaging – a complex relationship - Ulphard Thoden van Velzen, Food & Biobased Research
SAVE FOOD Congress
One third of the food produced for human consumption goes to waste. Worldwide this works out at a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes a year. In 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Interpack organiser Messe Düsseldorf launched the SAVE FOOD initiative to raise awareness of the volumes of wasted food and to join forces with the business community, NGOs and government agencies to find ways of combating this problem worldwide.
The SAVE FOOD Congress, which is being held for the second time, unites science, politics and industry. Experts from Food & Biobased Research will take attend the congress on 7 and 8 May. The work of international initiatives such as the EU FUSIONS project will be explained on 7 May and success stories from the field will be shared on 8 May.
- 7 May, 11:45 AM: Food in Focus – fighting food waste in Europe - Toine Timmermans, FUSIONS
- 8 May, 2:00 PM: Co-operations along the Value Chain – production and transport of vegetables - Henry Boerrigter, Food & Biobased Research
FUSIONS platform meeting
On 9 May, FUSIONS will be holding a workshop to show how social innovation, packaging, e-learning and apps can help to reduce food waste. More details about the programme and registration forms can be found on the Interpack website. The closing date for registration is 24 April.
The FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising waste prevention Strategies) project was set up with the specific aim of helping to build a Europe that handles its resources efficiently by realising dramatic reductions in food waste. The four-year project runs from August 2012 to July 2016 and is funded by the European FP7 programme. Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is coordinating the project.