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SAVE FOOD – Figure of the Month

SAVE FOOD – Figure of the Month

The carbon footprint of worldwide food losses and food waste amounts to the equivalent of 3.3 giga tons of CO2 emissions. Read more

SAVE FOOD – Figure of the Month

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SAVE FOOD – Figure of the Month

SAVE FOOD – Figure of the Month

40% of all foods produced in the less developed countries spoil every day before they reach the consumers. Read more

SAVE FOOD – Figure of the Month

Unmistakeable Signal from Rome: Food Losses increasingly

Unmistakeable Signal from Rome:

The SAVE FOOD Initiative presents itself at the Permanent Representation of Germany to the United Nations marking the Day of German Unity Read more

Unmistakeable Signal from Rome: Food Losses increasingly Unmistakeable Signal from Rome Food Losses increasingly Higher on the Agenda for International Players

Selina Juul at SIE Congress in Berlin

Selina Juul, Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark, speaks at the Congress Soroptimist International Europe about food loss and the possibilities to be stoped by everyone of us. Watch on youtube

Selina Juul Selina Juul speaks at the Congress Soroptimist International Europe

FAO and Messe Düsseldorf join forces in reducing food losses

FAO and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH join forces in reducing food losses

The two organisations commit to support SAVE FOOD, The Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction.

FAO and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Cooperation FAO and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH join forces in reducing food losses and waste.

SAVE FOOD initiative launches its first field study

SAVE FOOD initiative launches its first field study

The study evaluates the magnitude of food losses, the main causes, and the cost- effectiveness of food loss prevention measures specific to four food supply chains (bananas, dairy, fish, and maize).
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SAVE FOOD initiative launches its first field study Field study launched SAVE FOOD initiative launches its first field study

UNEP Reception & Dinner UNEP Reception & Dinner Jointly Hosted by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and GC President Minister Hassan Hilal, Republic of Sudan


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OSU receives grant to help with post-harvest loss reduction in Ghana

21/01/2014 - An estimated 9.4 billion people will be sharing what Earth has to offer by 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. read more

Less food waste results in land use savings, higher consumer welfare and a smaller agro-food sector

16/01/2014 - If private households and the retail sector ( including wholesale, hotels and restaurants) in the EU reduce food waste by 40% in 2020, this will result in annual savings of € 123 per person. The total savings for the EU will amount to € 75.5 billion. Households will be able to spend this money on other things, increasing their welfare. LEI Wageningen UR was commissioned by the European Commission to investigate in detail what the effects would be on the economy if the demand side reduces waste. read more

The SAVE FOOD Initiative welcomes its 100th partner from industry

28/11/2013 - NESTLE® has become the 100th partner of the SAVE FOOD initiative launched by Messe Düsseldorf and FAO jointly and suppurted since the beginning of 2013 by UNEP. "NESTLE® is firmly committed to further reducing food loss and waste along the entire production chain from farm to consumers and beyond,” says Dr. Anne Roulin, Global R&D Sustainability Manager, NESTLE®. read more

Food Chain Partnerships addressing food supply challenges

20/11/2013 - Ensuring that growers produce high-quality crops is the first step to successfully enter the fresh food marketplace. Each member of the food chain contributes to fewer losses during processing and storage. Bayer CropScience is engaged in a number of initiatives locally and globally on the topics of sustainable agriculture and food security. Recently, the company has become an official member of the Save Food initiative. read more

Australian study: Packaging can reduce food waste

01/10/2013 - A research by the Australian RMIT University has recently shown the vital role of packaging in minimising food waste along the supply chain. The study also shows where and why food waste in Australia and New Zealand occurs along both the fresh and manufactured food supply chain. read more

United Against Food Waste

20/09/2013 - On Friday 4th of October 2013, Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karen Hækkerup will be opening Denmark’s largest event against food waste: United Against Food Waste. read more

Henkel joins the “Save Food” initiative

09/09/2013 - Safer food packaging is a common objective of both Henkel and the SAVE FOOD initiative. Hence Henkel – the world’s largest manufacturer of adhesives for the packaging industry – has now joined forces with the initiative, the purpose of which is to promote dialogue between business, researchers, politicians and the public at large on the subject of avoidable food wastage. read more

Produce: post-harvest temperature control critical

14/06/2013 - At the Post Harvest Days organised by container manufacturer Maersk Container Industry (MCI) in late April, experts, shipping companies and food retailers discussed how food losses can be avoided when it comes to fruits and vegetables. The bottom-line: above all, transport packaging und containers have to ensure proper refrigeration. read more

Maersk Container Industry teams up with UN to combat global food waste

13/06/2013 - “Food should not be wasted, but too often it is, and we believe our technologies can help improve the food logistics chain,” says Peter K. Nymand, CEO of Maersk Container Industry, MCI. read more


11/06/2013 - The company from Bologna maintains its commitment for more awareness regarding the role played by packaging in the reduction of food waste. The shelf life of strawberries requires refrigeration and closed r-PET punnets: heat-sealed punnets are more efficient than punnets with lids in terms of reducing the weight loss of the fruit. read more

Join the SAVE FOOD initiative

Support the mission with your sponsoring membership

The SAVE FOOD initiative offers the platform for sending out signals against food waste and pooling the dedication of various groups.

As SAVE FOOD Initiative member there are many ways in which you can benefit, including through current information and an interesting exchange of information.

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Important dates

Innovationparc Packaging at interpack 2014
07.05.2014 - 14.05.2014 - Düsseldorf, SAVE FOOD Symposium and exhibition

SAVE FOOD Congress 2014
07.05.2014 - 08.05.2014 - Düsseldorf, SAVE FOOD

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