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It is not very often you see a Minister eating potato ice cream, but this week at the Adelaide HQ, the Hon Sussan Ley, Minister for the Environment, was introduced to this delicious use of second-grade potatoes by our Board Director Robbie Davis, also CEO of Potatoes SA, and John Carragher, University of Adelaide.

The Minister heard from our CEO Steve Lapidge on the latest from the CRC, and also met with some of our SA industry participants Peats Soils and Compost, East Waste, Primary Industries and Regions - SARDI, and Food SA.  
For food producers often the packaging and processing machinery available dictates how effectively resources are used and the volumes of food waste produced. Equipment manufacturers may not be aware of the critical role they play in reducing food waste. 

The aim of this
Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association project is to consolidate the ways that industry can reduce and/or transform food waste and provide equipment manufacturers with improved knowledge and understanding of the food waste challenges. This new report presents a global baseline literature review across academic and industry publications for the APPMA and provides a landscape study of relevant technologies and their (potential) impact on food waste and loss. MORE>>

Pumpkin is one of the major horticulture crops in Australia and more particularly in Queensland. Australia produces about 120,000 tonnes of pumpkins worth approximately $80m per annum, of which Queensland contributes 40 – 50% of the total production. Our latest SME Solutions Centre project with Daintree Fresh will explore ways to process and produce these value-added products from the volumes of pumpkin that currently doesn't make grade. MORE>>
Articles & reports
Proceedings of the Conference on Reduction of Food Loss and Waste - Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 11-12 November 2019
We are pleased to be able to share these official proceedings that have just been released, with our own Steve Lapidge featuring with his article Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre - A National Public/Private Partnership to Reduce Food Loss and Waste in Australia (pg 180). 
ABC radio Canberra talks food waste
Our CEO Steve Lapidge discussed Australia's motivation to reduce food waste and how we might be able to encourage more people to reduce their food waste (interview starts 1hr 5m 30s). MORE >>
Date labelling and food waste go hand in hand
Accurate and consistent date labelling on-pack ensures that food is not only safe to eat, but at its best quality throughout its entire life. Getting this right can help to minimise unnecessary food waste in the household. MORE >>
Events & conferences
Virtual No Waste Cook Club, Melbourne - 21 November, 11.30am
Those living within the City of Yarra in Melbourne are invited to register for this online workshop to gain valuable skills. 
The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen with Lindsay Miles, Perth - 28 November, 10am
Our kitchens are ground zero when it comes to food waste, excess packaging and confusing ethical choices. What you buy, cook and eat has a much bigger impact than the bag you carry it in. MORE >>
YOUTUBE: What is meal planning and why should you do it?
Next in our series of very short videos (1min!) is this helpful series of tips on planning your meals, and using up that bunch of herbs with multiple meals.
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