Food Chain Sustainability and Dynamics
Theme Director ad interim
Phone: ++31 88 022 8010
The food industry puts a lot of effort in the transition to operating in synergy with the environment, society and economies to meet the needs of consumers worldwide for sufficient, affordable and high quality food. Within Food Chain Sustainability and Dynamics we have taken on a collective challenge to improve food-systems efficiency and efficacy. The research addresses the pressing need to make optimal use of raw materials, water, energy and other resources, while maintaining strict food-quality and food-safety standards.
The program builds on TiFN’s earlier, agenda-setting research on resource efficiency, packaging recycling and food waste, and follows an integral, chain-wide approach. This is the only way to establish radical changes in sustainable consumption and production. Food Chain Sustainability and Dynamics covers the whole food production chain, from agribusiness to retail. Food industry, retailers and scientists work closely together to develop technologies, methodologies and standards to support the food sector and companies in their long-term ambition to achieve a sustainable food chain.
- Sustainable packages
- Reduced methane emissions of dairy cows
- Valorisation of raw materials and process efficiency
- Reduction of spoilage in fresh and chilled products
- Red discoloration of fresh-cut leafy vegetables
- Post-consumer packaging recycling
- Annual Conference 2016: Springboard for innovation
29 June 2016 - The industrial value of collaboration within TiFN was the central theme of the 7th Annual Conference, held June 1st in Wageningen. Industry partners shared the impact..... Read more