Sustainability

Let Them Eat Fish! — Exploring the Possibility of Utilising Unwanted Catch in Food Bank Parcels in The Netherlands

Published open access in Foods’ special issue on ‘Challenging the Status Quo to Shape Food Systems Transformation from a Nutritional and Food Security Perspective‘ in November 2021. View full text here. Abstract The Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union was reformed in 2013 with the aim of improving the sustainability of the fishing sector. […]

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Sustainability

How do businesses manage food waste?

Originally published on foodunfolded.com in October 2021. Food can end up as waste before it reaches us for several reasons, whether it’s safety concerns, supply chain inefficiencies, or lack of consumer demand. We take a look at how businesses manage food that is no longer available for human consumption. When thinking of food waste, we […]

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Sustainability

PhDs and the Grand Challenges: A Symposium

In September 2021, I presented my work on food waste valorisation at the PhDs and the Grand Challenges symposium organised by the University of Bath’s Centre for Business, Organisations and Society. The symposium invited doctoral researchers from a variety of management and allied fields to share their ideas on tackling the host of grand challenges […]

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Trends and Innovation

Plastic-Free Food Packaging: Where Do We Stand?

Originally published on Food Unfolded in September 2021 As an avid advocate for keeping groceries as plastic-free as possible, I have always wondered about what stops supermarkets and local grocers from relinquishing plastic altogether. Join me as I explore whether it is reasonable for us to expect food producers to start switching out plastic for […]

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Sustainability

Tips to Reduce Household Food Waste

Originally published on FoodUnfolded.com in October 2021 A third of the food grown on this planet ends up being lost or thrown away. A big chunk of this comes from our own homes – but the good news is that all of us can take small steps to stop the problem from getting any bigger. […]

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Sustainability

First Expired, First Out | Fight Food Waste Like a Pro

Published on FoodUnfolded.com in October 2021. Have you ever stood in front of a well-stocked kitchen cupboard wondering what you should cook for dinner? Incorporating a nifty stock rotation technique adapted from professional kitchens into your meal planning could help you cut down on food waste while ensuring food safety. First Expired, First Out (FEFO) […]

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Safety & Quality

Food Quality Schemes: Addressing Common Questions

Originally published on eufic.org in May 2021. Header image credit: EUFIC Some European foods are renowned for their unique quality characteristics like strong links with their geographic origin or sustainable production methods. Various quality schemes protect these products within and outside the European Union. The role of these schemes is to ensure that the products they protect are recognised […]

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