“The Think.Eat.Save campaign of the Save Food Initiative is a partnership between UNEP, FAO and Messe Düsseldorf, and in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge, which seeks to add its authority and voice to these efforts in order to galvanize widespread global, regional and national actions, catalyze more sectors of society to be aware and to act, including through exchange of inspiring ideas and projects between those players already involved and new ones that are likely to come on board.
We offer the Think.Eat.Save website as a portal to showcase these ideas to provide a one-stop shop for news and resources, and to launch our call for everyone to take action on this global concern.”
We will have a display staffed by Kelly Hodgins at the Green Living Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend (March 27-29). Come learn about our research, as well as some great tips on reducing food waste in your own home.
Infographics created by Adrian C. D’Alessandro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In November 2014, the Italian Ministry for the Environment, the National Plan for Prevention of Food Waste, and the University of Bologna convened the “Stop food waste. Feed the planet.” conference as an initiative of the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Union Council. The Bologna Charter Against Food Waste was presented by the Italian Minister of the Environment in order to encourage governments in attendance to pledge themselves to a series of actions to prevent and address food waste.
This powerful video from the conference portrays the high stakes of food waste:
The Value Chain Management Centre has updated their estimates of the cost of food waste in Canada. In 2010, it was estimated that Canadian food waste was valued at $27 billion; that number has now been updated to $31 billion.