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Food Waste Innovation news highlights the impact of our research on the reduction of food waste.

Upcycled Food In Supermarkets: A Summer Student Project

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Monday 1 February 2021

University of Otago second year student Andreas Wijngaarden has been working with Foodstuffs NZ and upcycled food company Citizen Collective over the summer to collect data about consumer perceptions of upcycled food items in supermarkets.

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One News Reports on Food Waste

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Monday 1 February 2021

One News ran a story detailing the issue of food waste. The story featured the theme’s Industry Representative and Foodstuffs NZ’s Waste Minimisation Manager Francesca Goodman-Smith.

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Tackling Supermarket Food Waste – RNZ with Kim Hill

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Saturday 28 November 2020

Food Waste Innovation’s Industry Representative Francesca Goodman-Smith spoke to Kim Hill on RNZ’s Saturday Morning show about food waste in supermarkets and discussed tips for avoiding food waste at home.

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2020 research seed grants awarded

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Congratulations to the three recipients of the food waste innovation research theme’s research seed grants for 2020.

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Championing Food Waste – research theme launched

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Tuesday 13 October 2020

The Food Waste Innovation Research Theme was officially launched, hosting an official opening evening with a panel discussion from the NZ Champions of 12.3 group, as well as a Food Waste Innovation Forum.

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International Day of Awareness for Food Loss and Waste

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Tuesday 29 September 2020

The Food Waste Innovation Research Theme members took part in the first International Day of Awareness for Food Loss and Waste (29 September) by creating a display of the 10 most wasted food items in New Zealand households.

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Food waste report for Parliamentary Environmental Committee

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Thursday 12 March 2020

Associate Professor Miranda Mirosa, Director of Food Waste Innovation, recently served as independent specialist adviser to the Parliamentary Environmental Committee during investigations into New Zealand's food waste.

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