28 05 2022

Circular Agronomics: preliminary results on consumers behaviour regarding food waste

Reducing food waste is of crucial importance to our society. Particularly when almost one third of the food that comes into our homes is wasted.

It is not unsurprising, therefore, that one of the key targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is to reduce food waste globally by 50% by 2030. In line with this, the EU Farm to Fork strategy has proposed to set a legally binging target to reduce food waste by 2023.

Our colleagues at TEAGASC have analysed consumer behaviour regarding food waste and show some preliminary results. Simple measures like meal planning and shopping lists, along with positive behaviours among our peer groups and knowing how to control and minimise our food waste, can be used to nudge consumers in a positive direction of food waste behaviour.

Read more here.