Posts Tagged ‘food waste’

Waste not, want not: Changing the collective mindset on food waste

Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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According to the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), about one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted. Biggest challenge If we drill down, food waste in food service businesses (FSBs) and retail outlets is the main challenge, because many resources have already been invested in food that’s then discarded at the Read more

Beach Haven local wins hearts – and stomachs – with daily food donation

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Every weekday, come rain or shine, you can find Taka Peters posted up at his local shops, giving back to his local community with a healthy meal – and a serving of old-school values. Residents of Beach Haven, on Auckland’s North Shore, have become used to the daily social media updates from 64-year-old Peters (Ngātiwai, Read more

Kiwis trash $3.1 billion of food

Monday, June 27th, 2022
$3.1 billion of food

The truth’s out – New Zealanders are throwing away an estimated $3.1 billion of food each year. Another fact emerging from the 2022 Rabobank-KiwiHarvest Food Waste Research survey is that household food waste is increasing. Markedly. The survey questioned 1509 people about their food habits. Fifty-three percent said they had thrown away unopened food in Read more

Target: Halve food waste

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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An international panel of experts, Wednesday, appealed to governments to commit to halving food waste and loss by 2030. The panel says the waste is morally, economically and environmentally unacceptable. Giving the panel his endorsement, Pope Francis tweeted: “We must put an end to the culture of waste, we who pray to the Lord to Read more

Food waste is deadlier than malaria

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Reducing food waste will reduce hunger and malnutrition, and save an estimated $1 trillion a year, a newly released report says. The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report, ‘Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets,’ finds regularly eating poor-quality food has become a greater public health Read more

Supermarket helping food waste collection

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Since 2011, Wellington-based Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA) has responded to local hunger by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste. Last year KCA rescued in excess of 107,000kg of food from across New Zealand – a figure that is set to increase thanks to partnerships with three Countdown stores in the Tawa, Porirua and Read more