Building a Research Agenda for Reducing Food Waste in Ontario
This website catalogues the outcomes from a workshop held on February 18-19, 2016, hosted by the Guelph Food Waste Research Group.
What is food waste?
- Food waste refers to the spoilage of edible foodstuffs intended for human consumption. Food waste occurs across the value chain, from harvest to consumption, for various reasons. Management systems that address diverted food waste can often be used to recover energy and nutrients from other organic wastes as well, including food scraps.
What was the purpose of this workshop?
- To contribute to a research agenda on food waste across the value chain in Ontario, and to contribute to policy conversations on the regulation and management of food waste.
Who was invited to this workshop?
- Actors across the food value chain who manage food and waste, including producers, processors, transporters, retailers, restaurants / caterers, municipal waste managers, and food recovery organizations;
- Policy makers who influence decisions about food waste at the municipal and provincial scales; and
- Individuals and organizations who conduct research on food and waste systems.
Setting the stage: Introductory address
- Presentation slides: Building a Research Agenda for Reducing Food Waste in Ontario