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A large amount of food is lost or wasted along the food supply chain. Household food waste is known to be one of the main contributors to food waste, and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration would like to gain more knowledge about the food waste taking place at consumer...
Food waste

This publication is the product of a fruitful collaboration between The Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction of the Nutrition and Food Systems Division (ESN) and the Gender Team of the Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division (ESP) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

The purpose...
Food waste, Food loss

Food waste is a global problem that has moved up the public and political agenda in recent years. Food is a precious commodity and its production can be very resource intensive. Estimates show that up to one third of food is wasted or lost and therefore huge environmental and economic...
Food waste

The Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Protocol partnership released The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard). It is the first-ever global standard providing requirements and guidance to quantify and report on the weight of food and/or associated inedible parts removed from the food supply chain.Food waste, Food loss

Tackling food waste should be placed high on governmental agendas in order to create a favourable climate for new initiatives and to scale up innovative on-the-ground projects such as those tested through these feasibility studies. Moreover, government could stimulate the reduction of waste levels by commercial organisations and furthermore to...
Food waste

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