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The hidden opportunity of food waste - DATE TBC

  • Blinc Innovation Blinc Workshop Lincoln New Zealand (map)
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Aotearoa New Zealand throws away 157,389 tonnes of food a year with a value of approximately $1.17 billion – globally, this is a $1 trillion problem. If food waste globally were a country, it would be the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions behind China and the United States.

Our cold chain, growing population and move towards urbanisation are all sources of pressures faced by our food system as the world looks to feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050. If we reduced food waste and loss by 50%, our current levels of food production would be sufficient to feed the entire population. As a country that export 95% of our food, what is our role to lead reducing food waste? What are the biggest sources of waste and loss and what can we do to prevent them? What role does the circular economy play? What can we do as a business or as consumers? What is the carbon footprint of your own food waste?

We’ll explore this challenge from environmental, social, economic and wellbeing perspectives. Food is one of our most precious resources and preventing waste and loss may provide some of the answers needed to grow our food in a way that is sustainable for the environment.

Thursday 20th June
9.00am - 11.00am
Blinc Workshop


9.00am : Welcome & introduction

9.10am : Keynote address 1

9.30am: Keynote address 2

9:50am: Keynote address 3

10.10am : Panel discussion/Interactive Q&A session with Audience

10.30am : Speaking finishes, networking

11.00am : Event finishes

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The Future of Arable Land use in NZ