Plataforma técnica sobre la medición y la reducción de las pérdidas y el desperdicio de alimentos

Pérdida y desperdicio de alimentos durante la pandemia de la COVID-19: lecturas útiles

In India, the consumer organization of GOA’s department has launched a month-long awareness campaign to promote an active discussion on ways to reduce food waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will conclude on September 29, the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction. (Consumers, September 2020, India) 

CAR (Centro Agroalimentare Roma), the Wholesale Market of Rome, presented the “Best Practices Table”. By using the “BitGood” digital platform, recovered surplus food (fruit, vegetables, and fish) will be put into system and it will be sent to the donations circuit of Rome and its province. Access here a News article in Italian (Food recovery and food donations, Italy, June 2020)

In designing the post-COVID-19 food system, the innovation tools are remarkably like the technology-focused terms of the pre-COVID-19 food system. (Food Loss and Waste, Innovation, Canada, June 2020)

Innovators are looking to address food waste with technology, community, and original business model. The FoodNavigator Podcast hears from recipe box company Gousto, anti-food waste app OLIO, and UK charity FareShare: find out more HERE. (Food Waste Innovation, Worldwide, June 2020)

Food Waste Worsens Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: How To Curb Waste In Your Kitchen (Food Waste, US, June 2020)

Italian online survey on food waste during COVID-19 "Cambiamenti delle abitudini alimentari nell’emergenza per Covid-19" (IT, Food Waste Research, April 2020)

A call for action: Major international networks of food banks urge for more industry support (Food banks, worldwide, April 2020)

Coronavirus: Food banks forced to close amid Covid-19 outbreak (UK, March 2020)

COVID-19 Response from the Ottawa Food Bank (Canada, March 2020)

Coronavirus and response from Norwood and Brixton food bank (UK, March 2020)

As Philly restaurants shutter, massive amounts of food are at risk of going to waste. Here’s how to help (USA, March 2020)

Food banks deal with impact of Coronavirus (USA, March 2020)

COVID-19: Food bank desperate for volunteers and donations (Canada, March 2020)

Food banks will remain open during statewide shutdown. Here’s what they need most (USA, March 2020)

Banco Alimentare in Milan, Italy  (Italy, March 2020) 

Compras de Panico - in Spanish (Spain, March 2020)

Disneyland Resort (USA, March 2020)

Covid-19 : Phenix au service des restaurateurs – in French (France, March 2020)

Tottenham donate over 1,200 food and drink supplies to local charity after Premier League game against Manchester United was postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic (UK, March 2020)

Grower Groups Call for USDA to Buy $1 Billion in Perishable Foods (USA, March 2020)

‘It’s catastrophic.’ Coronavirus forces Florida farmers to scrap food they can’t sell (USA, March 2020)

INSIGHT-Fresh produce in Europe set to be more scarce as coronavirus strikes (Europe, March 2020)

COVID-19: EU relaxes fruit & veggies imports; no orders from US (India, March 2020)

Food waste and food insecurity rising amid coronavirus panic (USA, March 2020)

Konkan's Alphonso Farmers Brace Up For Severe Losses (India, March 2020)

Food for thought: Instagram cooking show targets food waste during Italy lockdown (Italy, April 2020)

Support These 35+ Organizations Helping Restaurants, Workers, and Farmers Survive COVID-19 (US and Worldwide, March 2020) (Private sector initiatives and Governmental measures)

Second Harvest launches Canada-wide Task Force to guarantee food supply to vulnerable Canadian (Canada, March 2020) (Private sector initiatives)

Retail Food Service Establishments & COVID-19 (USA, March 2020)  (Private sector initiatives)               

How has the Covid-19 outbreak affected the packaging industry?  (March 2020)  (Private sector)                      

Food packaging not transmitting COVID-19  (March 2020) (Private sector)                                  

Coronavirus Europe calls for calm as food shortage fears spark panic buying (EU, March 2020) (Private sector initiatives and Governmental mesaures)

Four ways to reduce food waste during coronavirus lockdown (OLIO application, April 2020) (Private sector initiatives)

Food bank COVID-19 precautions & response (Food banks, April 2020)

Online foodbank ramps up for COVID-19 response (Food banks, April 2020)

COVID-19 job loss creates overwhelming demand for food banks (Food banks, March 2020)

Food pantries struggle to provide during COVID-19 (Food waste, April 2020)

Second Harvest food bank’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic (Food banks, April 2020)

Corona virus and food banks (Food banks, April 2020)

“A perfect storm”: US facing hunger crisis as demand for food banks soar  (USA, Food banks, April 2020)

It's very scary: UK food banks close as coronavirus stalls donations (UK, Food banks, April 2020)

Food banks struggle as demand explodes thanks to coronavirus layoffs (USA, Food banks, April 2020)

How you can help food banks serve people in need amid coronavirus crisis (USA, Food banks, April 2020)

Coronavirus: Toronto libraries being turned into food banks for vulnerable residents (Canada, Food banks, April 2020)

Emergency COVID-19 surplus food redistribution resource hub (UK, Food waste, April 2020)

Saving food safely: Food redistribution during COVID-19 (UK, Food waste, April 2020)

Food waste impacts emerging as Coronavirus shifts life from commercial to residential (Food waste, April 2020)

Reducing food waste safely during COVID-19 (UK, Food waste, April 2020)

COVID-19 is making our food waste problem even worse (Food waste, April 2020)

Food waste resources during the COVID-19 pandemic  (Food waste, April 2020)

COVID-19 and food waste prevention: food waste intelligence  (Food waste, April 2020)

COVID-19 Summit: Coronavirus could actually help us reduce food waste (in some areas) (Food waste)

Food goes to waste amid Coronavirus crisis (Food waste, April 2020)

Best practice examples from food banks fundraising during COVID-19 (Food banks, April 2020)

COVID-19 in Rural India -I: Harvesting and Selling Anxiety Grips Farmers in Haryana’s Birdhana Village (Food Loss, April 2020)

Africa’s Informal Sector and COVID-19: Is this an Opportunity to Revisit the Forgotten 80%? (Food Loss, April 2020)

Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN warns (Food Loss, April 2020)

Coronavirus: Will jugglers and clowns harvest fruit and vegetables? (BBC, April 2020) (Food Loss)

Further readings on Plastic Packaging

Heroe or Villain in the coronavirus era ?! (Plastic for Food Packaging, April 2020, Worldwide)
Coronavirus & Packaging  (Plastic for Food Packaging, April 2020, Worldwide)
Plastic bags are making a comeback because of COVID-19 (Plastic for Food Packaging, April 2020, Worldiwde)
‘Smarter packaging’ to tackle food waste ‘better for climate’ than eliminating plastics: Study ( Plastic Packaging and Food Waste, May 2020, Worldwide)
Plastics in packaging (Plastic for Food Packaging, May 2020, European Union)
Plastic packaging’s protective role during this pandemic (Plastic for Food Packaging, May 2020, UK)

Further readings on Dairy Industry

Latest news over covid-19 and food systems in India:

  • AMUL, the biggest cooperative in the country having a surplus of milk has not only increased its butter production but also its bakery production. For instance, the company has realized that many bakeries in the country use edible oils and sees a comparative advantage in using dairy fat instead of it, more here. (Dairy industry, August 2020, India)
  • Mother Dairy - a big Indian cooperative - to diversify its business has just launched 20 new products in the market; the company is specially targeting the bread market.  (Dairy industry, July 2020, India)
  • Concerning the State-run dairy cooperative Aavil, despite the steady demand during August-lockdown dairy farmers are not benefiting from it for different reasons, read more here. (Dairy industry, August 2020, India) 

Dairy Industry Upended By COVID-19 (Dairy Industry, April 2020, US)
IDFA Member Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) (International Dairy Food Association, May 2020)
Dairy farmers dumping milk amid COVID-19: Pandemic's impact on the dairy industry (Dairy Industry, April 2020, US)
Dairy Industry COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Directory (Dairy Industry, April 2020, Australia)
COVID-19 impacts dairy industry nationwide (Dairy Industry, April 2020, US)
Covid-19: International dairy sector under pressure (Dairy Industry, April 2020, Worldwide)