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    Key Messages on the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

    Posted by Celia Hernandez, Program Assistant, Office of the Chief Economist in Food and Nutrition Health and Safety Sep 29, 2021 Around the world, roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted from farm to table, amounting to around 1.3 billion tonnes per year. Covid-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in our food systems and heightened the need to remedy food loss and waste (FLW), both locally and globally. Reducing food loss and waste is a powerful means to strengthen the sustainability of our food systems and improve planetary health. How does food waste affect the environment? A  

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    International Food Waste Awareness Day

    In the context of the 2nd international food waste awareness day on 29 September 2021, the Effpa (European Former Foodstuff Processors Association) has published a video to explain the transformation of food products into feed. In this process, the companies’ leftovers are transformed and reused as ingredients in the production of animal feed. Some examples are bread, biscuits, breakfast cereals, pasta and sweets. The video is intended to be a demonstration of the contribution that the food processing sector makes to avoid food waste. As pointed out in the clip, manufacturers always consider food donation possibilities first. Furthermore, food processors  

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    The first International Conference on Food Loss and Waste Closes with 10 Consensus on Food Loss and Waste

    President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter for the conference. Ji Bingxuan, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, delivered a speech. The conference attracted 300 attendees including government officials, scholars from over 50 countries and regions. The ambassadors of 16 countries, Ministers of Agriculture from 24 countries, Deputy Ministers of Agriculture from 6 countries addressed through live or video connections. 70 guests delivered speeches. The conference has achieved 10 consensuses. First, taking actions to reduce loss and waste. The conference released “Jinan Initiative of the International Conference on Food Loss and Waste “which proposed the  

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    Trending: Could Food Waste Be the Future of Fashion?

    A recent study analyzes agricultural waste streams in Asia and charts a roadmap for establishing alternative textile value streams at scale; while Lenzing puts this into practice with a lyocell fiber made from orange pulp and wood fibers. Ag waste-based textiles a sustainable fashion solution poised for growth A farmer gathers rice straw | Image credit: DoDo Phanthamaly/Pexels As the circular apparel market is projected to reach $77 billion in the next five years and new circular textile innovations seem to pop up weekly, a recent study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from South and Southeast  

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