Three questions for Toine Timmermans
Ahead of the SAVE FOOD 2014 World Congress, three questions for Toine Timmermans, coordinator of the EU_FUSIONS Project: Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies
1. Which aspect of the food waste problem is the most relevant?
Reducing food waste is for me a preferable option and opportunity to contribute to the challenge to contribute to a future global sustainable food & nutrition system. Taking the lead with others in having real impacts in this area, and contributing to societal challenges related to the food system are a main driver in my work.
2. And what should be done to improve things in this field?
The solutions are in collaboration and innovation. Collaboration between actors in the supply chain, governments, civil society, financial institutions and knowledge institutions. Currently a global momentum is arising, and we should use this opportunity to establish a framework for action to make the transition happen. With positive impacts for society, environment and the economic system.
3. Do you know SAVE FOOD initiative already and which role does SAVE FOOD play in fighting food losses and food waste in your opinion?
Being active in the area for food waste reduction and resource efficiency for more than 10 years, I found SAVE FOOD the first concrete and ambitious program to take up the important challenge to fight global food losses and waste. Given the growing momentum, SAVE FOOD has the potential to bring together the influential actors and stakeholders to create global impact, and make a real contribution to a sustainable food & nutrition system.
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