Urban Food Actions Platform

How can we minimize food losses in the stages of the food supply chain? How can we minimize the amount of food thrown away by households?

We will explore different ways of promoting the food waste “pyramid”, from reducing food loss and waste, facilitating food recovery and redistribution for human consumption and improving the collection of waste for biogas or organic fertilizers (city-wide composting plans).

 

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Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
Did you know that, hypothtically, up to 68 million more meals could be donated per year in Denver, Nashville, and New York City combined?
United States of America (North America)
2017 - Natural Resources Defense Council
Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
How much food is wastad in hoseholds? Which are the most commonly wasted edible foods?
United States of America (North America)
2017 - Natural Resources Defense Council
Social and economic equity, Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
There is nothing more shocking or ironic than the fact that up to 40 percent of the U.S. food supply goes uneaten each year,1 yet more than 41 million people lack a secure supply of food to their tables.2 Excess and scarcity rub elbows every day, leading to negative consequences...
(North America)
2017 - JoAnne Berkenkamp, Caleb Phillips
Food loss and waste - Methodology and Training Materials
This first-of-its-kind report by the Natural Resources Defense Council describes the results of a food waste baseline assessment study in three U.S. cities—Denver, Nashville, and New York City—for residential and non-residential sectors, including the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors. The intent of the study was to characterize the amount...
(North America)
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Food loss and waste - Academic Literature
Applying the conceptual frameworks of 'food distancing' (Clapp, 2012) and 'waste distancing' (Clapp, 2002), this paper investigates the issues of food consumption and food waste in urban Indonesia. The paper argues that the 'distancing' of food production via long-distance modern supply chains is connected to the growing issue of food...
Indonesia (Asia and the Pacific)
2017 - Soma, Tamarra
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