Food Waste

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UAE sends food worth $4bn to landfills each year

By RJ Whitehead

Homes and restaurants in the UAE toss out food worth an estimated AED14.7bn (US$4bn) each year, according to the Emirates Environmental Group. The waste is then dumped in the country’s landfills where capacity is shrinking.

'In order for the Pantry app to be most effective, we envisage that collaboration with a large grocery retailer could be the way forward,' said lead researcher Elliot Woolley. © iStock

Industry must help consumers cut food waste, say app developers

By Niamh Michail

Focusing food waste efforts on industry when most waste happens at home is misdirected but industry must share best practice to help consumers cut waste, say the developers of a smart phone app that slashes domestic food waste by 34%.

Global food wast costs $940bn per year

Leaders unite in Davos to tackle food waste

By Oscar Rousseau

A thirty-strong team of CEOs, politicians and agri-food experts will spearhead a global initiative to cut food waste by 50%, after meeting at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos.

Consumers don't understand date labels, according to Approved Foods

‘Fundamental lack of awareness’ over date labels

By Laurence Gibbons

The food and drink industry must do more to educate people over a “fundamental lack of awareness” about the difference between best-before and use-by-dates in a bid to tackle food waste, according to the boss of online grocer selling best-before products...


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