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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Safety & Quality

Quality labels: What are EU food quality schemes?

Originally published on eufic.org in May 2021. Header image credit: EUFIC Quality is an important consideration for consumers when purchasing food. It is equally important for producers while negotiating the price of their products. As a result, the European Commission protects food products with distinctive quality characteristics through food quality schemes. Food quality Consumers used […]

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Safety & Quality

Infographic: EU Food Quality Schemes

Originally published on eufic.org in May 2021. Header image credit: EUFIC For the European Food Information Council and the Strength2Food project, I conceptualised and wrote the text for this inforgraphic describing various food quality schemes in Europe and their relevance.

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Safety & Quality

Vakblad VMT: Retail beïnvloedt keten door voedselveiligheidslabels

Originally published in Vakblad VMT in July 2021. Original article can be accessed here. De retailsector oefent door voedselveiligheidslabels invloed uit op de manier waarop wereldwijd voedsel wordt geproduceerd, verpakt, vervoerd en opgeslagen. Dat zegt promovenda Madhura Rao in een proefschrift dat ze onlangs publiceerde. De afgelopen jaren verschijnen steeds vaker kwaliteitslabels op de verpakkingen […]

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