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Food waste: the challenge for food security and safety

7:00 p.m. 07 February 2013

In 2011, the FAO study "Global food losses and food waste" highlighted that one-third of total food production allocated for human consumption is wasted. This figure was confirmed  recently by a new, shocking study ("Global Food. Waste not, want not") showing how the problem is not only related to bad consumers' habits, but also to poor practices in harvesting, storage and transportation. Losses happen along the whole chain, in wealthy  as well as in developing Countries. The issue of food waste is one of the main global paradoxes of our times: although a large part of the population doesn't have the resources to eat in an adequate and nourishing way, we continue wasting food and, with it, all the resources that have been used for its production.  The problem has necessarily to be afforded and contrasted involving all the actors in the food chain: it is necessary to educate people to buy and consume in a rational way, but it is also fundamental that producers and retailers are able to optimize their processes.

During this event, through a conversation with Ms. Testori Coggi , we would try to understand the EU strategies regarding food waste reduction and prevention, in order to involve all the actors in the food chain, from the field to the table.

Introduction by:

Paolo Alli, Deputy Commissioner General - ExpoMilano2015: Manifesto for a new culture of food.

Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Director of UCSC ExpoLAB - ExpoLAB, a multidisciplinary think tank on Expo2015 themes.

Click here to watch the video of the event on the Caffexpo's Youtube channel.

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Food waste: reflection paper