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SAVE FOOD World Conference 2014 On 7 May, the SAVE FOOD World Conference opened its doors. Keynote speaker Youssou N'Dour - Senegalese musician and politician - is the keynote speaker of the event. The first day focussed on big-picture political and civil-society approaches.

Ronni Kahn at the SAVE FOOD World Conference Ronni Kahn from the Australian food rescue charity OzHarvest and also a speaker at the SAVE FOOD conference 2014. The dedicated founder talks about her organisation and how she got the idea to such a wonderful project helping poor people to get food.

The Innovationparc Packaging and the theme Save Food Future-oriented topics are shown in the Innovationparc Packaging on the premises between halls 1, 2 and 3. Take a look at this great area with exhibitors such as Nestlé and the VDMA dedicated to finding solutions for reducing food loss.

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Final Report SAVE FOOD Congress
High-profile guests and participants – including FAO and UNEP officials, the Senegalese minister and musician Youssou N’Dour and former German minister Renate Künast – contributed greatly to the second international SAVE FOOD Congress, while an array of lectures and workshops served to identify practical problem-solving approaches and options. Read more

Final Report SAVE FOOD Congress 2014

The SAVE FOOD World Conference

Youssou N’Dour

“Voice of Africa” to open SAVE FOOD Congress

The Senegalese musician, politician and Grammy winner Youssou N’Dour will attend the Congress in Düsseldorf on 7 and 8 May in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO.
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Youssou N’Dour kicking off SAVE FOOD "7 Seconds"-Musician keynote speaker on 7 May

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

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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Making your own pasta - re-inventing the stand-up pouch

29/07/2014 - Stand-up pouches used to be known mainly in the drinks industry, with products such as Capri Sun Juice, but are now conquering more and more new areas. The latest hit is a pouch that allows everyone to make their own fresh pasta in their own kitchen. read more

Senior Citizens as target group: bread without crust

08/07/2014 - German researchers have developed bread dough that does not produce a crust when baked. The target group are older senior citizens. Special packaging could ease the marketing of such innovations. read more

Long-haul for perishable goods: trend towards container vessels

01/07/2014 - To an increasing extent perishable goods are no longer being shipped by air but in sea containers. One reason: container technology is becoming increasingly professional thereby keeping fruit and vegetables fresh for longer periods. read more

Animal welfare: How many labels does the market need?

31/05/2014 - The increasing diversity of quality and origin labels presents challenges for many sectors, and packaging design is no exception. How much information can packaging convey? And how much of it can the consumer actually process? The German marketplace could soon see two labels dealing with the current hot-button animal welfare issue. read more

Final Report SAVE FOOD Congress

08/05/2014 - Second international SAVE FOOD Congress concludes successfully FAO, UNEP and industry speakers, high-profile guests and a variety of approaches and alliances demonstrate the broad spectrum of possibilities for solving the problem read more

Recent SAVE FOOD Initiative study reveals causes of food losses in Kenya and offers specific solutions

02/05/2014 - “Food Loss Assessments: Causes and Solutions” – presentation of study findings part of busy agenda at second international SAVE FOOD Congress in Düsseldorf read more

Youssou N’Dour: “Voice of Africa” to open second international SAVE FOOD Congress

28/04/2014 - The musician and Senegalese minister works to promote food security as FAO Goodwill Ambassador. Additional prominent speakers including Renate Künast will report on their activities in the fight against food losses and food waste. read more

SAVE FOOD Congress 2014 brings together international organizations, industry, research and civil society

04/04/2014 - Highly distinguished speakers from the FAO and UNEP and from leading private sector companies show how to reduce food loss and waste read more

SAVE FOOD – Figure of the Month April

01/04/2014 - 45% of the fruit and vegetables produced worldwide are not consumed but lost. With the exception of roots and tubers there is no other food segment where the losses are so high on an international scale. Be it kiwi, mango or carrots, almost half the crops growing on pastures, plantations and farms never reach the consumer. read more

Have some sweets, chaps!

22/03/2014 - Sweets are just for kids, and chocolates are only for women – really? Of course not! To make sure men don’t forget this, packaging designers are now adding a “masculine” touch to their output. read more

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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.

Current sponsors and membership information

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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United Nations Environment Programme

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Messe Düsseldorf
Messe Düsseldorf Group is one of the leading export platforms worldwide. Read more

interpack is the world's most important trade fair for the packaging industry.

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