It’s not an exaggeration that food waste is one of the biggest problems facing mankind today. 30-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten, with a value loss worth $1 trillion. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, after the US and China.
From an environmental point of view, food waste is simply catastrophic. Precious land is used for growing food, and for discarding in landfills. And what makes it worse? That over 800 million people go to bed hungry every night. With the globalization of the food system, and the luxury of eating ‘anything anywhere anytime’, unfortunately, food waste occurs in every part of the value chain, including growers, food processors, restaurants, supermarkets, and at home. Infact, 50% of the food waste in the developed world occurs in our homes.
The 3rd event of the ‘Own What You Eat’ event series, a collaboration between Z-Rou, David Laris, Own What You Eat and Green Initiatives, aims to touch on this massive global challenge and answer some of the following questions:
- What is the reason for increasing food waste?
- How does food waste occur specifically at different levels of the food chain?
- What are some of the innovations and solutions working to address the problem?
- What can we do in our homes, considering we are both - half the problem, as well as the solution?
Join us to find out more as we bring another food education experience to have more serious conversations about what we eat, how we eat, and take responsibility for where our food comes from and where it goes!
18:30-19:15 Registrations & networking; light snacks and drinks may be served
19:15-19:30 Event introduction by GI & David Laris
19:30-20:10 Presentation by the Speakers
20:10-20:40 Open Q&A session with the audience
20:40-21:30 Food, drinks & networking / Event ends
Speakers & Panelists
To be confirmed