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FOODRUS survey and upcoming workshops on inspiring solutions to improve our food systems

REGISTER NOW to the FOODRUS online workshop taking place on Monday 5th December 2022 (15:00-17:00 CET). Please find the agenda here and keep reading for more information! 

 

The Farm to Fork Strategy, heart of the European Green Deal, is pushing for accelerated actions leading to a transition into sustainable food systems which:

  • have a neutral or positive environmental impact;
  • help to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts;
  • reverse the loss of biodiversity;
  • ensure food security, nutrition and public health, making sure that everyone has access to sufficient, safe, nutritious, sustainable food;
  • preserve affordability of food while generating fairer economic returns, fostering competitiveness of the EU supply sector and promoting fair trade.

The FOODRUS project aims to identify opportunities for closing the loop along the food supply chains to: (1) prevent surplus food loss and waste and (2) valorise unavoidable side streams and/or surplus food from being lost or wasted. Solutions are many and involve multiple actors:

For this reason, we need multi-stakeholder involvement to identify current, emerging and future solutions that contribute to circular solutions for resilient food systems. The ‘planetary boundaries’ concept is at the heart of a resilience approach to sustainability and defines the safe operating space for humanity. For the moment, the global food systems are crossing those boundaries, which have consequences for global food security.

For these reasons, we need to look into the food systems activities from 1-4:

  1. natural resources use, inputs, food loss and markets associated to food production at the farm;
  2. to processing, manufacturing and packing and associated raw materials input needed for standards and storage requirements to be met, side streams and food loss;
  3. to distribution, via wholesale and retail sectors and associated surplus food loss and waste;
  4. to final processing and consumption at the HORECA and household sector and associated food waste.

We need to have a deeper look at activities occurring within and between each stage of the food supply chain, to identify solutions that creates resilience from farm to fork.

Therefore, we invite you to participate in our survey on inspiring solutions to improve our food systems! Click here to participate or scan the QR codes below:

 

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SURVEY IN SPANISH

 

 

 

SURVEY IN SLOVAK

 

By filling out the survey your will automatically be invited to 8 workshops:

 

SAVE THE DATE

The first workshop will be held on 5 December 2022 (15:00-17:00 CET), with the participation as keynote speakers of Carina Dalager from Danish Standard and Valeria de Laurentiis from the European Commission (Joint Research Centre). To register, please click here.

For more information, please contact Marianne Thomsen, University of Copenhagen, mth@food.ku.dk.

CIRCULAR SOLUTIONS FOR RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS