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Stories about the food we don't eat...
Our ENGAGE program is tasked with the challenge to create a real shift in behaviour by both consumers and industry to reduce the amount of food going to waste. One of our biggest projects is with the NSW EPA, Sustainability Victoria, Green Industries SA, the ACT Government, Government of Western Australia, the Queensland Government, FIAL, Foodbank Australia, OzHarvest, WRAP, Woolworths and CQ University. This project is all about designing effective interventions to reduce food waste. Of course, before we can design our own interventions we must learn from what has been tried already. Project Manager Dr Gami Karunasena has authored this new report Global best practice for designing interventions to reduce household food waste along with ENGAGE Program Leader Professor David Pearson and colleague Dr Nazia Nabi. Enjoy!
With funding from FIAL, our next SME Solutions Centre project has commenced! The Queen Garnet is a unique variety of plum that is high in anthocyanins, a group of antioxidants. Developed in Queensland, Nutrafruit sells these plums and their value-added products at a premium due to the Queen Garnet’s higher antioxidant content compared to other plum varieties. University of Southern Queensland researchers will work collaboratively with Nutrafruit to find out more about the Queen Garnet plum supply chain and how to maximise the entirety of the crop. MORE>>
This Friday 16 October is World Food Day. For us here at the Fight Food Waste CRC, a sustainable food system isn't possible without reducing our volumes of food waste. It also means reducing hunger and malnutrition for those in need. Check out the website for more details on this day and how you can get involved. 
Articles & reports
Training to waste less
Reducing food waste can lead to new income streams. Emily Mantilla and Tanya Wilkins explain the who, what, where, why and how of food waste training to make it happen in the latest Food and Drink Business. MORE>>
Labor problem leads to Australian produce waste
A lack of seasonal workers due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions is leading to farmers destroying crops, says a spinach farmer from regional Victoria. MORE>>
Our 'Fight Food Waste - It's Easy As' campaign finished this week, but the tips don't stop coming! Planning ahead is a simple way to reduce your own food waste.
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Write a list before you go to the shops, snap a photo of your fridge and pantry to avoid double ups ... and stick to your list too! You can do it!
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Events & conferences
AIP Virtual Conference - 27-30 October 2020
This program now offers 74 speakers from 7 countries across 4 days with 28 hours of content. There are multiple sessions on food waste as well. MORE >>
VIMEO - Fighting food waste using the circular economy
Our own Steve Lapidge recently presented for AIFST as part of the UN's International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. MORE>>
YouTube - 7News food waste feature
We just stumbled across this segment from 7's Sunrise program with handy tips from motherhood and lifestyle blog House of White and Harris Farm Market.
YouTube - Why do we need to change our food system?
Every day you have to eat, just like the other 7.2 billion people on the planet. By 2050, at least 2 billion more people will join you. In this short video, the UN Environment Programme explores the reasons why we need to transform the way we eat and consume our food.
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