Sustainable Food Systems
Theme Director Sustainable Food Systems
Phone: +31 6 22 41 07 61
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.
- 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
- TiFN delivers 200 PhD’s to the food sector in 21 years
12 October 2018 - Today, TiFN delivers its 200th PhD candidate. Mariya Tarazanova, like all these other young innovators, was trained to bridge the gap between science and industry. The..... Read more
- Dr Peter van Dael, TiFN Board: “The Dutch have made working together into an art.”
5 October - Nutrition sciences and their ultimate applicability to daily life should always go hand in hand, according to Dr Peter van Dael, Senior President Nutrition Science & Advocacy..... Read more