Sustainable Food Systems
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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 Sustainable Food Systems 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
- Dr Ronald Visschers appointed as managing director of TiFN
30 June 2017 - The board of TiFN is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Ronald Visschers as the new managing director. Ronald Visschers succeeds Marian Geluk. The appointment will..... Read more
- Building a national nutrition research agenda together
22 June 2017 - At the invitational conference (27 June) of TiFN, Topsector Agri & Food and ZonMW, experts from research organizations, businesses and government will discuss which topics in..... Read more