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Let’s Talk! Innovations and solutions to reduce food loss and waste: A sustainable approach to value chain development

Join Food Nation’s Global Food Talk on September 27, 3-4 pm CET and meet leading high-level profiles from the Danish and international agriculture and food scene working to reduce food loss and waste. The event will be broadcasted again on UN’s International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on September 29 throughout the day, so that you can join in your time zone.

With one-third of all food lost or wasted, representing 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, food loss and waste is one of the biggest global challenges and calls for immediate action.

The total amount of food lost or wasted globally, corresponding to 1.6 billion tons of food, is altogether worth approximately $1.2 trillion USD. Reducing food loss and waste is therefore not only a necessary step to sustainable development, but also good business.

Reducing food loss and waste requires innovations and implementation of new solutions and technologies, new ways of working and good practices to manage food quality. By cross-collaboration and sharing of knowledge and solutions, it is possible to implement this transformative change.

The key question to which we are seeking answer is: How do we prevent food loss and waste by eliminating value chain inefficiencies in a sustainable way?


3.00 pm: Welcome, CEO Lise Walbom, Food Nation

  • Denmark’s ambitions and role to reduce food loss and waste
    Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn
  • Urgency call towards the global challenges with a focus on responsible consumption and green transformation
    Head of Cities and Lifestyles at UNEP, Martina Otto
  • Preventing food loss and waste – which approach to value chain development is needed?
    Dialogue between Liz Goodwin, Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste at World Resources Institute and Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg A/S and Think Tank on Prevention of Food Loss and Food Waste, ONE\THIRD
  • The transformative journey towards efficient agriculture and food production – which solutions and actions can reduce food loss and waste?
    Dialogue between Kim Vejlby Hansen CEO at FOSS and Mauricio Graber CEO at Chr. Hansen

4.00 pm: Moderator closing remark

Why join?

Join the event in connection with the UN International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste to gain knowledge on game-changing solutions, scalable actions and partnership models for sustainable development, be inspired by international stakeholders focusing on the reduction of food loss and waste and become motivated to take action and share your ideas to action.

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

Global Food Talk is a part of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2021. In December 2019, the UN General Assembly announced 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. The day is intended to raise awareness of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12, which aims to promote responsible consumption and production. The target 12.3 is to “halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses”. Read more here.

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