Did you know that around 931 million tonnes of food waste were generated in 2019? 61 per cent came from households, 26 per cent from food service, and 13 per cent from retail. It means that 17 per cent of total global food production is wasted! This week, we’re talking about how we can reduce food waste and be more sustainable.
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Food waste stands in the way to sustainability. Wasting billion tons of food creates unnecessary hunger, economic losses and enhance climate change. The latest FAO report estimates that… read more.
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Upcycled foods are a promising solution to the food waste problem; their effective marketing is key to be accepted which can only be achieved by knowing what is relevant to… read more.
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Scientist in the spotlight ✨
Carolina is a food scientist passionate about food sustainability. She has developed her professional career in major food companies and as a freelance food consultant for food startups, where she got in touch with upcycled food projects. Carolina soon became an enthusiastic fan of this topic, as it gathers the opportunity to tackle two major world challenges: food waste and climate change.
“Even if it hurts to think about it, climate change is happening at this right moment”, says Carolina.
Food myth debunked 🏆
Is monosodium glutamate (MSG) bad for you?
MSG is the same as glutamic acid, natural amino acid and essential ingredient to umami taste. MSG consumed at the low levels commonly used for cooking and food production is safe.
Myth debunked by Bryan, Food Scientist