Brief launch: "Preventing nutrient loss & waste across the food system"

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Elevating the discourse around the reduction of food loss & waste for improved nutrition.

The Global Panel launched at FAO its new policy brief: “Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets”.

This brief argues that a reduction in food loss and waste, particularly in high nutrient foods, has the potential to yield substantial nutritional benefits, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the advancement of the Decade of Action on Nutrition. It also argues why addressing food waste and loss should be a new priority for improving nutrition.

The launch, organised in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), was held at FAO HQ on November 7, 2018.

On the panel:

  • Sir John Beddington, Co-Chair, Global Panel on Agriculture; and Food Systems for Nutrition.
  • Prof K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India; and Global Panel Member.
  • Emmy Simmons, Senior Adviser, Non-resident, to the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Food Security Project, and Panel Member.
  • Prof Patrick Webb, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; and Director, USAID’s Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab.
  • Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Rosa Rolle, Senior Enterprise Development Officer; Team Leader, Food Losses and Waste, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Video recording of the event available here.