From Trash to Treasure: Battling Food Waste
Today, over 30% of the food produced worldwide is lost or wasted, in addition to up to 20% of agricultural losses. An astounding figure, which has a myriad of causes throughout the value chain. Let’s take the time to look at the causes and some passionate actors working on solutions 🙂
🚜 During production, weather, machinery used, or quality standards result in enormous losses. Simple solutions include using Sencrop to anticipate weather risks that affect crops and Bene Bono because visual appearance does not impact taste.
🏭 In terms of processing, countries in Africa and Asia still face significant challenges in terms of material losses and packaging defects. In Europe and the US, it’s more about maximizing the total value of food (and therefore industrial waste): Hubcycle, Ynsect, the specialists in agricultural waste recycling.
✨ During distribution, too many products are not sold quickly enough, which has led to the emergence of redistribution actors. You may know Too Good To Go, Phenix, or food banks? (And they even help you save money, what could be better?)
🗑 It’s a shame that all these foods have made their way to your home or restaurants only to end up in the trash. If they are not consumed, there are options available: Geev, Karma. It’s worth checking out 😉
🇫🇷 The insight we carried out in collaboration with datagora is available here.
The daphni Team