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Brambles partners with The Global FoodBanking Network to tackle hunger and food waste

21 October, 2016

Brambles has signed a three-year agreement with an international non-profit organisation, The Global FoodBanking Network, to assist efforts to reduce hunger, poverty, malnutrition and food waste globally.

UPM Raflatac directs label waste to energy, not landfill

20 October, 2016

At this year's Labelexpo Americas event in Chicago, UPM Raflatac partnered with organisers to enable exhibiting label converters to give their label, matrix and liner waste a new life in the form of energy.

Depackaging waste to recycle more

20 October, 2016

An innovative depackaging unit allows both food packaging and its contents to be recycled into valuable resources by separating the two components.

Global standard will facilitate management of food loss and waste

20 October, 2016

Every year Australians scrape $10 billion off their plates into the garbage, according to the RaboDirect Food & Farming Financial Health Barometer report. How does this compare to the rest of the world? An interesting question that would once have been impossible to answer because until recently there was no globally agreed standard on how to measure food loss and waste (FLW).

Inghams’ zero waste to landfill goal

20 October, 2016

A complete waste management solution at two of Inghams’ plants has led to a significant cost saving of more than 30% per annum and an increased diversion rate of 95% at both plants.

Egypt promotes farmed fish as food security measure

12 September, 2016

Some of Egypt's top chefs have come together to taste test new preparation methods and recipes for farmed Nile tilapia, as part of a project aimed at increasing the use of farmed fish to improve food and nutrition security in the region.

Reduce food waste with a fridge selfie

09 June, 2016

Bosch has launched a smart fridge that uses cameras to snap the contents of shelves and the door and uploads a photo to the consumer's smartphone.

Tetra Pak targets 100% renewable power

06 June, 2016

Tetra Pak has committed to increasing its use of renewable electricity to 100% across all global operations by 2030.

Qld research could eliminate fossil fuel use in sugar industry

05 May, 2016

Researchers from QUT are developing and testing new technologies with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry.

Sustainable Foods Summit Europe

16 March, 2016

The agenda for the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will feature sustainable ingredients and approaches to tackle food losses and waste.

Climate change threatens diet of rich and poor

10 March, 2016

Reduced food availability will prompt changes to diet — such as reductions in fruit and vegetable intake — that could cause twice as many deaths as undernutrition, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Banning GMOs could increase greenhouse emissions

08 March, 2016

Banning GMOs in the United States could result in higher food prices, a boost in greenhouse gas emissions and major loss of forest and pasture land, a study has shown.

Preventing food waste better strategy than turning it into biogas

21 January, 2016

Cutting food waste instead of collecting it and turning it into biogas cuts energy impacts more than biogas production and use.

Tassal top of the table for sustainability

11 December, 2015

Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has been ranked number one in a report that benchmarks sustainability reporting and transparency in seafood companies.

The elephant in the room at Paris climate talks: why food production must change

07 December, 2015 by Tim Lang and Rebecca Wells, City University London

The grand political narratives around the COP21 conference in Paris will barely touch on one crucial aspect — food.

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