Reducing Food Waste: A Worldwide Challenge to Promote Healthier Eating

26/06/2024 - From 19h30 - Members & Guests
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Imagine entering a supermarket, purchasing three bags full of groceries, only to discard one of them right away.
Shockingly, this scenario mirrors the reality of our food system today.
Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste.
This wastefulness not only squanders the resources utilized in growing and transporting the food—like land, water, and fuel—but also fails to fulfill its purpose of nourishing people.
Moreover, when discarded food ends up in landfills, it exacerbates greenhouse gas emissions.
Regrettably, food waste persists as a significant challenge both in Europe and globally.

Approximately one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted.

This food waste contributes to approximately 8% - 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
To put it into perspective, if food waste were categorized as a country, it would rank as the third largest emitter globally, surpassed only by China and the US.

Around 88 million tonnes of food waste are generated annually in the EU. This is equal to:

  • 174 kg per person or
  • 143 billion euros or
  • 170 000 000 tonnes of CO2

What can you do to prevent food waste? What impact can you have at home? And at your favourite supermarket?
How can fighting food waste can Favor the access to a bio and local diet for everyone.

Dr Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, CEO of Trianon Scientific Communication, will be moderating this event.

The session will be interactive and will sharpen your competitive edge. She has invited Virgile Descroix, founder of "Foodarity", to illustrate your learnings.

Foodarity aims to make organic and local food accessible to everyone, including low-income and vulnerable populations. We have devised a system of solidarity vouchers based on strengthening collective solidarity. Essentially, at the checkout, customers have the option to round up the amount of their purchases. The micro-donations collected are then converted and redistributed in the form of solidarity vouchers, to be exclusively spent on quality food. Our uniqueness lies in our focus solely on organic and local food. Everyone should have the right to eat well!

50% of your donations, will be transfer to Foodarity.

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