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

Valorized Food Processing By-Products in the EU: Finding the Balance between Safety, Nutrition, and Sustainability

Published open access in Sustainability’s special issue ‘Safety and Quality of Sustainable Food‘ in April 2021. View full text here. Title Valorized Food Processing By-Products in the EU: Finding the Balance between Safety, Nutrition, and Sustainability Abstract Food businesses in the European Union are preparing for a carbon-neutral future by gradually transitioning to a circular […]

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Education, Sustainability

What Happens to Food that is Wasted?

Workshop In September 2020, I was invited to conduct a workshop on food waste valorisation for students at Maastricht University’s University College Venlo. The interactive workshop addressed how the food industry deals with its by-streams, current EU policy on the subject, and changes expected in the near future.

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Sustainability

Can Pigs Help Reduce Food Waste?

Originally published on Foodunfolded.com in September 2020. Pigs are nature’s ultimate recycling heroes. What is considered inedible by most other animals is often a scrumptious meal for pigs. After following some safety precautions, this superpower of theirs can be used to reduce the amount of food that ends up as waste. Around 30% of all […]

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Trends and Innovation

COVID-19 | Impacts on Food Waste

Originally posted on Foodunfolded.com in May 2020. Food supply chains are complex systems with carefully orchestrated operations spread across the world. The food we purchase locally often makes a long, closely monitored journey before reaching our supermarkets. As commendable as that sounds, today’s advanced food supply networks are not without shortcomings and are not immune […]

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