- Published on Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:42
The Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea calls upon the organizations involved in the agro-food supply chain to take part to the first stakeholders meeting, in order to define the National Food Waste Prevention Programme (PINPAS) for Italy.
The Programme will be developed within the framework of the National Waste Prevention Plan released on October 7th 2013, in line with the requirements of the EU Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, where Member States are expressly invited to address food wastage in their National Waste Prevention Programs.
A specific Task Force, appointed by the the Minister of the Environment Andrea Orlando, will be led by Andrea Segrè, Director of the Department of Agricultural and Food Science of the University of Bologna and founder of Last Minute Market.
The meeting will be held in Rome (Tempio di Adriano) on the 5th of February 2014.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:44
- Moderator: Massimo Caneva, Coordinator of the Coordination of Italian Universities at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Introduction: Andrea Segrè, Coordinator Food Security Area for the Italian Universities Coordination and Director of the Department of Agro-Food Sciences, UNIBO
- Andrea Cattaneo, Senior Economist, Nutrition Division, FAO
- Vichi De Marchi, WFP Spokeperson for Italy
- Mattia Prayer Galletti, Senior Evaluation Officer, Independent Office of Evaluation, IFAD
- Disequality, Sustainability and Economic Goods
- Gilberto Antonelli, Director, University Degree Course in Local and Global Development
- Food Security and Sovereignity: 2 aspects of the right to food
- Angelo Stefanini, Center for Studies and Research on International and Intercultural Health
- Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:40
Thursday the 7th of November 2013
Ecomondo (Diotallevi Room, South Hall)
ECOMONDO 2013, the International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Development (www.ecomondo.com) will host Thursday, November 7 (from 9.30 to 13.00) the Forum "Reducing and preventing food waste: where do we stand in Europe and Italy?", organized by CTS Ecomondo, the European Parliament - Commission Agriculture and Rural Development, Last Minute Market - Waste Watcher, SWG Trieste, and the Department of Agro-Food Sciences and Technology, University of Bologna, within the European campaign "One year against waste."
Food waste originates along the entire supply chain and indiscriminately in all countries.
In order to reduce and prevent food wastage, the European Parliament, inspired by Last Minute Market and its campaign "One year against waste", approved in the 2011 the Resolution "Strategies to improve the efficiency of the food chain in the EU", requiring the stakeholders of the food supply chain to halve food waste by 2025 and to declare a European Year against Food Waste.
“From Ecomondo we want to launch our appeal so that 2015 will not only be the year of EXPO, but also the European Year against Food Waste ", says the coordinator of the Forum, Andrea Segre.
The forum, which took place in Rimini, was attended by Paolo de Castro, President of the Agricultural and Rural Commission of the European Parliament, Hilke Bos- Brouwers, coordinator of the European project Fusions and Camelia Bucatariu, Policy development Consultant for the SAVE FOOD - Global Initiative on food losses and waste reduction at FAO.
The food waste situation in Italy was briefly presented by Stefano Mazzetti, the mayor of Sasso Marconi, Maurizio Pessato, President of SWG who, together with Valentina Adorno, researcher from Last Minute Market, illustrated the data of the last Report on Household Food Waste
developed by the Waste Watcher, the Italian Observatory on Food Waste.
The Forum presented also some excellent "case studies" of best practices illustrated by Jacks Guiness - Project manager at WRAP, a British non profit organization, Enrica Monticelli - Open innovation leader at Whirlpool R & D, Claudio Toso - Head of Social Policies at ANCC (National Association of Cooperatives), Myriam Finocchiaro - Communication Granarolo SpA , Gianluigi Covili - Director Area Emilia Nordiconad and Lucio Cavazzoni - Chairman of Alce Nero and Mielizia.
- Published on Monday, 17 June 2013 16:23
Interview with Prof. Andrea Segre, President of Last Minute Market
1. Could you tell us about how and why you had the idea to figure out exactly how much food is wasted in Italy and why you decided to promote a movement against waste?
Food waste is the most silent and invisible scandal in our time of economic and ecological crisis. Few talk about it and many people do not realize how much food - still good and edible- is daily thrown away. Yet the amount of food wasted each day in the world could feed, if recovered, three times the number of undernourished people. This happens while obesity is constantly increasing. In short, people eat poorly, too little or too much –in both cases this phenomenon is called malnutrition - while a substantial portion of food, about one-third, is thrown away although it is still good. Thus, after having founded Last Minute Market, a company of the University of Bologna which recovers wasted food and donate it to the needy, I thought that in addition to the recovery we had to do prevention as well.
Un anno contro lo spreco è promosso dal Last Minute Market e dal Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agroalimentari dell'Università di Bologna, partner di Save Food - Fao