International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (FLW) on September 29, 2020. The day offers an opportunity to sharpen focus on the need to reduce FLW and how doing so can contribute to sustainable development. As explored in depth in FAO’s 2019 State of Food and Agriculture, food loss and waste entails significant emissions that exacerbate the challenge of climate change as well as impact on food security. An estimated 14 percent of the world’s food is lost along the chain from the point of harvest to the retail level, and likely even more is wasted later. The “Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste” online platform will bring together information on successful models applied to reduce food loss and waste across the globe.
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Information on the cold chain and how it contributes to food loss and waste reduction is available here https://www.fluorocarbons.org/the-cold-chain/