• Australia has a massive food waste problem and a goal to halve it by 2030. Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to Fight Food Waste CEO Dr Steve Lapidge and Fight Food Waste CRC project leader and RMIT academic Dr Simon Lockrey explain how that is going to happen.
    Australia has a massive food waste problem and a goal to halve it by 2030. Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to Fight Food Waste CEO Dr Steve Lapidge and Fight Food Waste CRC project leader and RMIT academic Dr Simon Lockrey explain how that is going to happen.
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Australia has a massive food waste problem and a goal to halve it by 2030. Fight Food Waste CEO Dr Steve Lapidge and Fight Food Waste CRC project leader and RMIT academic Dr Simon Lockrey explain how that is going to happen.

Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry is joined by Dr Steve Lapidge, the inaugural CEO of Fight Food Waste Ltd, which incorporates the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and Stop Food Waste Australia. She's also joined by Dr Simon Lockrey, a leading sustainability and design innovation researcher who has been based at RMIT since 2009 and is now a key leader in the Fight Food Waste CRC, serving as the interim Reduce Program leader.

Steve and Simon discuss their backgrounds and how their careers to date have resulted in their current roles with the Fight Food Waste CRC. We talk about the development of the CRC concept, the benefits Australia has achieved through their implementation across multiple environments and the specific projects and goals of the Fight Food Waste CRC, including the national target of a 50 per cent reduction in food waste by 2030.

We look at farm to fork solutions that bring industry, government, NFPs and the community together for win-win-win-win outcomes and the need for a national consumer behaviour change program.

We also discuss the R&D funding opportunities with the Fight Food Waste CRC and the benefits associated with Stop Food Waste Australia's Voluntary Agreement opportunity.

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Host: Kim Berry
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