The University of Nottingham has recently launched a project on “The Potential Value of Reducing Global Food Loss”. A number of experts from different geographical regions and areas of expertise are being contacted to enable us to produce a more accurate picture of where food is lost in the supply chain and what measures can be implemented to reduce this loss. This will result in the production of an independent report that summarises the current thinking on food loss.
Whilst there have been a number of studies looking at food loss in relation to grains we will instead be focussing on the transport, storage and retail display systems of perishable commodities (e.g. meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and dairy products) between producers and consumers. We will be exploring the entire (potential cold chain) process from harvesting or slaughtering all the way through to the point of supply to the consumer.
By joining the save Food Initiative we hope to bring our study to a wider audience so we can further help to highlight the issues around Global Food Loss. We also hope to collaborate with the members already involved in the save Food Initiative.