The 6th IIR guide on The Role of Refrigeration in Worldwide Nutrition draws on the latest figures, findings from reputable organizations such as the FAO, the United Nations and the Global Cold Chain Alliance to demonstrate the essential role that efficient cold chains can play in improving global food security.
Over one billion tons of food is wasted every year. The Food and Agriculture Organization also estimates that in developing countries, up to 40% of total food produced can be lost before it even reaches market. As such, implementing methods of safely storing and transporting food is crucial for being able to continue to feed the planet.
With the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, since 1992, “humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse,” the study says.
November 7, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Mass., and more than 1,700 independent scientists penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity,” which called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required if vast human misery is to be avoided.”
The FWRA represents three major sectors of the supply chain—food manufacturing, retail and restaurant and foodservice.
October 31, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, D.C., announced a new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), Arlington, Va., to formalize industry education and outreach efforts.
54% of consumers say it’s at least somewhat important that the products they buy be produced in an environmentally sustainable way.
September 18, 2019
Environmental sustainability and food waste are top of mind for many consumers, but there are sharp differences of beliefs and behaviors between different groups, according to a new pair of surveys by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, Washington, D.C.
TERRA collaborators hope to test more specialized applications and products in high-tech, biodegradable packaging or generating edible ingredients from air’s upcycled carbon dioxide, among other innovations.
September 9, 2019
The Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator program and its founding partners RocketSpace, San Francisco, and Rabobank, New York, partnered with 13 innovative food and ag startups to kick off its fourth cohort.
The May 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine highlights sustainable solutions for companies along the cold chain, plus coronavirus and food safety coverage, lift truck technology, pizza innovations, new dairy and dairy-alternative products, plus much more—just click the stories below to start reading.