“A coalition of nearly 200 major food suppliers, manufacturers and retailers — including Ahold Delhaize, Walmart, Kroger, Mondelez, Nestlé, and PepsiCo — committed to the 10x20x30 initiative, with the goal cutting their food waste in half by 2030.
While General Mills signed up for this initiative, the company separately announced it will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and food waste by 50% during the next 10 years. To do so, the CPG firm will start using regenerative agriculture practices on 1 million acres of farmland. The company says up to a third of greenhouse gases stem from the food system, and an estimated 80% of those emissions come from agriculture.
As more consumers are concerned about the environment, sustainability pledges are no longer optional for food and beverage companies. Reducing amount of food wasted is a critical component in this effort. According to the Washington Post, if food waste were an independent nation, it would make the third largest contribution to global warming, behind the U.S. and China.”
Published by RenSun Lee
Sustainability is at the core of my soul ever since I was a kid. I always strive to finish the food on my plate and live as a minimalist. I love to cut down on waste in order to live sustainably and harmoniously with our planet.
This brings me to my passion as a Food Scientist to integrate new technologies into innovative and creative solutions to meet customer demands and market trends and to optimize products and processes for quality, savings and sustainability.
To these goals, I have published a Journal on my work on sustainable packaging and patented a new Antimicrobial wash.
Nothing is more satisfying than working hard and smart at the workplace and playing hard outside of working hours. I enjoy rejuvenating myself through spending quality time with my two adorable kids and my awesome soul mate and getting close to nature when possible, be it gardening, tramping or going to the beach. I also love to learn about our magnificent universe and how sustainability is working in the grand scheme of things.
I strongly believe that Work, Life & Balance is the key to a healthy state of mind, both physically and mentally. I look forward to making a positive difference wherever and whenever I can.
Through this Blog, I hope to catalog recent Food Trends and Food Technologies that I come across so that anyone who is interested can have access to it (articles and resources). Please use these resources at your discretion. On top of that, I would also like to share related news and technologies of the future that would help mankind advance towards a Type 1 Civilization.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to share and contribute to the “Resources“.
I would like to thank you in advance for dropping by. I sincerely hope that you can benefit from the recent Food Trends and Food Technologies I catalogued.
Kind regards | Ngā mihi
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