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Dorset & South Wiltshire - Sustainable Cold Chains for Food Security in the Developing World

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Dr Tim Fox will consider what engineers, governments, and businesses need to prioritise to reduce food wastage in the developing economies of the world and thereby help underpin international food security.

Date and Time

10 March 2015 - 18:30-20:30

Location

Salisbury, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the Dorset and South Wiltshire local network.


About this event

About the speaker

Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is the lead author of the report entitled: A Tank of Cold: Cleantech Leapfrog to a more food secure world.

About the talk

Today, we produce about four billion metric tonnes of food per annum.

Yet due to poor practices in harvesting, storage and transportation leading to losses, as well as market and consumer waste, it is estimated that 30–50% (or 1.2–2 billion tonnes) of all food produced never reaches a human stomach.

Furthermore, this figure does not reflect the fact that large amounts of water, energy and land are used unnecessarily in the production of foodstuffs which simply end up as wastage.

This level of resource waste is a tragedy that cannot continue if we are to succeed in the challenge of sustainably meeting human needs in the 21st Century.

Dr Tim Fox will present the findings of the Institution’s two recent reports in this area, ‘Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not’ and ‘A Tank of Cold: Cleantech Leapfrog to a More Food Secure World’ and consider what engineers, governments, and businesses need to prioritise to reduce food wastage in the developing economies of the world and thereby help underpin international food security.

 

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Free Of Charge

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