Food waste and hunger go hand in hand.

Published on February, 8th.

Waste of food has economic, social and environmental impacts. The data on the amount of food we throw away around the world has to make us think and ask ourselves what we can do. These issues and many more will be discussed on February 11 in the day With food waste we have nothing to lose! This is the title of the next edition of the #UPCDiàlegs agrolimentaris a cycle of conferences organized around the agri-food sector that offers to know the shortcomings and challenges of the present in order to propose solutions for the future through direct dialogues between experts.

CREDA has been a key player and has an extensive background in research and dissemination related to food waste. Do you want to see what we have done? read here the summary we published on the International Day of Food Loss and Waste Awareness.

In the # UPCDiàlges agroalimentaris Berta Vidal, doctoral researcher in the quantification and prevention of food losses and waste, will invigorate the event, guide the day, transfer the questions to the speakers and moderate the interventions. Chema Gil, director of CREDA and current director of the recently constituted UPC-Mercabarna Chair for the Fight against Food Waste, will participate as a speaker.

The day will allow to visualize solutions in front of the waste of foods and offer a dialogue with an open and shared vision. we invite you to attend the VIRTUAL day that will be broadcast on February 11 at 4 pm live on the Youtube channel Agrotech. Check here the program of the event and formalize your registration.

The two of them, Berta Vidal and Chema Gil, have written an article in El Llobregat in relation to the day. Read the full article here: Malbaratament i fam van de la mà

Food waste also has economic, social and environmental impacts. For example, to produce half a kilo of tomatoes, you need an amount of water equivalent to the one we use in a five-minute shower, and half a kilo of meat …, about 370 minutes under water! If we lose or waste them, we do it with water, we generate carbon, we waste arable land and we harm the biodiversity of our planet. For example: if food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of CO2 on the planet; the first in the use of water intended for consumption of agricultural products; and would use a much larger area of land than Canada.

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